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 has partially reopened with some programs being offered in person.  Sunday sitting will be held in person at the Center as of August 1, 2021 (there will also still be a Zoom option).   Masks and distancing will be required for in person programs.

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




Featured Programs

Sadhana of Mahamudra

June 25th—December 18th

Basic Goodness 3: What is Real?

with Shastri Tom Brothers & Dee Lutz

October 27th—December 8th - Date postponed or cancelled

Shambhala Training Level 4: Awakened Heart

with Acharya Mathias Pongracz

November 5th—November 7th

Shambhala Training Level 5: Open Sky

with Gaylon Ferguson

January 14th—January 16th (2022)

Outrageous and Inscrutable

with Catherine Neill

January 21st—January 23rd (2022)




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 →