Spark Your Heart and Mind Through the Practice of Meditation

Shambhala Vision is rooted in the principle that every human being has a fundamental nature of basic goodness. This nature can be developed in daily life so that it radiates out to family, friends, community and society.


NoteThe Radical Compassion Retreat, Public Talk and Book Signing with Shastri Ethan Nichtern have been rescheduled for April 8 – 10!




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The Durham Shambhala Meditation Center (located at 733 Rutherford Street, Durham, NC) offers free meditation instruction, regular practice sessions and a variety of classes and weekend retreats for new and experienced practitioners. Our community welcomes people from all walks of life, traditions and religions. Learn more about us.




New Dates for Shastri Ethan Nichtern’s Teaching in Durham: April 8 – 10, 2016

Please join Shastri Ethan Nichtern on Friday evening, April 8 for a lively talk and signing of his new book,

The Road Home: A Contemporary Exploration of the Buddhist Path

and a weekend of a variety of compassion practices, rich teaching and discussions, April 9 & 10.

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Graceful Exit: Preparing for a Good Death with Andrew Holecek, May 13 – 15

Anyone committed to transforming their relationship to death – experienced practitioners and those new to the path – as well as those who work in helping professions, will find this weekend deeply enriching.

Register now for this important program, as spaces will fill up fast!




Featured Programs

Contentment in Everyday Life

with Shastri Tom Brothers & Susan Gaylord

January 19th—February 6th

Annual Winter Retreat

January 29th—February 7th

Shambhala Training Level III: Warrior in the World

with Catherine Neill

February 12th—February 14th

Joy in Everyday Life

February 23rd—March 12th

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