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.


The Durham Shambhala Center is closed and suspending all in-person programming until further notice in compliance with public health recommendations. For updates on the classes and group meditation practices we are offering online, please sign up for our newsletter by emailing [email protected]. We hope to see you soon!



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

Healing from Within

with Sasha Loring

September 9th—October 14th

Drala: Shambhala Sacred Path

with Shastri Gayle Van Gils

September 25th—September 27th

Radical Responsibility: An Online Program

with Acharya Fleet Maull

October 10th—October 11th

An Afternoon Conversation with Acharya Richard John

with Acharya Richard John

October 11th

Noble Heart

with Michael Carroll

November 4th—November 25th




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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 →