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 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.



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 many classes and group meditation practices we are offering online, please visit our Programs page and/or sign up for our newsletter by emailing [email protected]. We hope to see you soon!




Featured Programs

The Dignity of Perky

with Shastri Tom Brothers

April 16th—April 17th

Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human

with Sasha Loring & Elizabeth Brownrigg

April 23rd—April 24th




New to Shambhala?

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 →