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.


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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.



Durham Shambhala Center Is…


Save the Dates! Shastri Ethan Nichtern Comes to Durham January 22 – 24!


Please join Shastri Ethan Nichtern on Friday evening 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.

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Featured Programs

Shambhala Training Level II: Birth of the Warrior

with Shastri Tom Brothers

December 4th—December 6th

Basic Goodness 2: How Can I Help? The Basic Goodness of Society

with Shastri Tom Brothers & Susan Gaylord

January 5th—February 16th (2016)

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Shambhala is an international community of urban meditation and rural retreat centers founded by the Vidyadhara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, and now led by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Learn about our vision, lineage & community. More →

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