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 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.



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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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Featured Programs

Basic Goodness III: What Is Real?

with Shastri Tom Brothers & Rhea Colmar

January 7th—February 11th

Shambhala Training Level II: Birth of the Warrior

with Christian Gregory

January 30th—February 1st


with Lance Brunner

February 6th—February 8th

Neutral Day

February 18th

Shambhala Day

February 19th