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 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

September 16th—May 18th

Contentment in Everyday Life

with Tekla Jachimiak & Elizabeth Brownrigg

January 28th—February 25th

Mixed-Level Shambhala Weekend

February 8th—February 9th

Shambhala Day

February 24th

Kado – Rigden School of Ikebana with Marcia Wang Shibata

with Artist to the Court Marcia Shibata

March 6th—March 8th

Great Eastern Sun

with Shastri Tom Brothers

March 28th—March 29th




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 →