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

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

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

with Shastri Tom Brothers

January 9th—February 13th (2018)

Shambhala Training Level III: Warrior in the World

with Shastri Tom Brothers

January 12th—January 14th (2018)


with Lance Brunner

January 26th (2018)

Joy in Everyday Life

with Tim Struttmann

February 20th—March 17th (2018)

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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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