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.



NoteRegister now for The Lineage of Shambhala: Exploring our Buddhist and Shambhala Roots with Acharya Suzann Duqette, November 10! Space is limited.




Featured Programs

Heart Sutra Study Group

September 16th—February 17th (2020)

Multi-Level Yoga for Every Body

with Elizabeth Fitzgerald

September 28th—November 23rd

Basic Goodness I: Who Am I?

with Shastri Tom Brothers

October 29th—December 3rd




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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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