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.


NoteAll are invited to Parinirvana Day – Sadhana of Mahamudra Feast, Tuesday, April 4!
NoteRegister now for Being Awake in a Troubled World with Acharya Richard John, April 28-30!

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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

Shambhala Training Level IV: Awakened Heart

with Sasha Loring

April 14th—April 16th

Shambhala Cafe

April 22nd

Fearlessness in Everyday Life

with Susan Gaylord

April 25th—May 23rd

Being Awake In a Troubled World - Open to All!

with Acharya Richard John

April 28th—April 30th

Refuge Vows and Bodhisattva Vows

with Acharya Richard John

April 30th

Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human

with Christian Gregory

May 20th—May 21st

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