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

Joy in Everyday Life

with Tim Struttmann

February 20th—March 17th


with Lance Brunner

February 23rd—February 25th

Milarepa Day

March 3rd

Shambhala Training Level IV: Awakened Heart

with Sasha Loring

March 16th—March 18th

Meek & Perky

with Christian Gregory

March 23rd—March 25th

Fearlessness in Everyday Life

with Susan Gaylord

March 27th—April 24th

Shambhala Training Level V: Open Sky

with Shastri Shelley Heinz

April 27th—April 29th

Outrageous & Inscrutable

with Catherine Neill

May 4th—May 6th

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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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