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

Lineage In the Shambhala Buddhist Tradition

with Susan Gaylord

August 27th—September 17th

Heart Sutra Study Group

September 16th—February 17th (2020)

Meditation in Everyday Life

with Tekla Jachimiak & Elizabeth Brownrigg

September 24th—October 22nd

Multi-Level Yoga for Every Body

with Elizabeth Fitzgerald

September 28th—November 9th

Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human

with Christian Gregory

October 11th—October 12th




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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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