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.



Featured Programs

Basic Goodness I: Who Am I?

with Shastri Tom Brothers

September 12th—October 17th

Shambhala Educator Continuing Education

with Acharya Daniel Hessey & Acharya Holly Gayley

October 13th—October 28th


with Shastri Jackie Muse

November 3rd—November 5th

Shambhala Training Level II: Birth of the Warrior

with Catherine Neill

November 10th—November 12th

Contentment in Everyday Life

with Tekla Jachimiak & Susan Gaylord

November 14th—December 12th

Shambhala Sadhana Feast

with Acharya Suzann Duquette

December 1st

Daoist Qigong Levels I & II

with Acharya Suzann Duquette

December 2nd—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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