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

Wisdom in Everyday Life

with Susan Gaylord

August 1st—August 29th

Outrageous & Inscrutable

with Catherine Neill

August 18th—August 20th

Great Eastern Sun

with Shastri Brett Ferrigan

September 1st—September 3rd

Basic Goodness I: Who Am I?

with Shastri Tom Brothers

September 12th—October 17th

Summer Weekthun Follow-up Gathering

with Sasha Loring

September 16th

Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human

with Lance Brunner

September 29th—September 30th

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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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