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.


NoteJoin noted Buddhist teacher, author and activist Rev. angel Kyodo williams for the weekend program Embrace Power Awareness: A Third Way Training (Embodied Race & Power Awareness), October 29 & 30, and for her free public talk, Talking Race, Love & Liberation, October 28.
NoteGreat Eastern Sun is back on the calendar for November 12 & 13!

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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.



Featured Programs

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

with Shastri Tom Brothers

September 27th—November 1st

Embrace Power Awareness: a Third Way Training (Embodied Race & Power Awareness)

with Rev. angel Kyodo williams

October 29th—October 30th

Treatise on Enlightened Society Lung

with Jamie Hahn

November 5th

Talk About Dharma

with Shastri Tom Brothers & Deirdre Lutz

November 6th

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