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 Center is closed and suspending all in-person programming until further notice in compliance with public health recommendations. For updates on the classes and group meditation practices we are offering online, please sign up for our newsletter by emailing [email protected]. We hope to see you soon!



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

Heart Sutra Study Group

May 18th—October 19th

Medicine Buddha Practice and Study

with Sasha Loring, Rhea Colmar, Susan Gaylord

July 6th—December 7th

Joy in Everyday Life

with Tekla Jachimiak & Deirdre (dee) Lutz

August 11th—September 8th

Graceful Exit: Preparing for a Good Death

with Andrew Holecek

September 4th—September 7th

Healing from Within

with Sasha Loring

September 9th—October 14th

Noble Heart

with Michael Carroll

November 4th—November 25th




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 →