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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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, our Way of Shambhala, community, and many other programs.
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Ongoing Offerings

Our centre offers a rich array of ongoing offerings free to the public including weekly public sitting meditation hours and dharma talks. No prior meditation experience required to attend.  All are welcome. More →

Recent News

  • The Spiral of the Work that Re-Connects begins with strengthening ourselves with Gratitude for the gifts of beauty and nourishment we receive from the world.  It continues with Honoring Our Pain, or experiencing Compassion, for the plight of the world and the suffering that is presently occurring due to shortsighted practices in relating to the world.  Relating this painful reality helps us to acknowledge out connection to the world, so that we can See with New Eyes that we are not separate from the world.  In fact, it restores our connection, so that we see our passions and desires call us to Go Forth and share our gifts and skills for the benefit of the whole world.

    Integrative Arts Festival: Explore Deep Ecology: July 7 – July 12!

    “In this time [when all beings are in danger] the kingdom of Shambhala will emerge.  The Shambhala Warrior has two weapons: compassion and insight into the deep interconnectedness of all things. The smallest act with clear intention has repercussions throughout the whole web, beyond your capacity to see . . . We need to show … Continue 

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    How to keep on helping

    Last Sunday, on the drive back to Portland from Eugene, where we were teaching a Shambhala class on the basic goodness of society subtitled “How Can I Help?”, Doug McCanne and I discussed a project he’s been involved with for the past two years that seeks to teach mindfulness practices to prison correctional staff around Oregon.  I … Continue 

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    Reflections on the Ziji Collective Global Leadership Summit

    It’s been almost two months since I got back from a week of programs in the Bay Area. One of the programs I attended some of you all were at, the Being Brave weekend with the Sakyong and Ani Pema. But prior to that, I attended another three day program with a few fellow young … Continue