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. Learn to meditate and naturally grow your confidence, mindful awareness, and compassion.

Those of all spiritual traditions are invited to explore our offerings in the quest to find a mind of compassion, gentleness and sanity.  We offer programs for beginners in meditation as well as experienced practitioners.

Meditation is a personal journey and a path of social transformation. The Shambhala teachings offer a way to discover the wisdom, sanity and goodness within our seemingly complex and chaotic minds. Through meditation we discover the inherent goodness in society. As individuals and community we learn how to bring forth that goodness through the experience of bravery, gentleness and delight.

We have created a contemplative art gallery for participating in the LexArts Gallery Hop! See our page for the Mill & Max gallery on Facebook or the Mill & Max Gallery web page.

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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 →

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Just starting to meditate?

A simple way to begin is to attend our Tuesday night or Saturday morning sitting meditation sessions. On Tuesday night, there is open meditation from 7 – 8:30 pm, and there is always an instructor available to provide initial meditation instruction. More →

Members-Access your records on Shambhala.org

Anyone who has participated in a Shambhala program has a record in the Shambhala Database. You can access information on shambhala.org/members; access to the Member’s View of the database is included under Email & Web services, or go directly using this link.

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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 →

Log on to the Shambhala Network

YOUR LOGON IS:  Yourfirstname_Yourlastname and if you don’t know your password, the network will send a password reset to your email address.

Keep connected locally and globally →

Featured Programs

Sadhana of Mahamudra

May 4th—January 22nd (2016)

The Sadhana of Mahamudra is a practice written by Chögyam Trungpa, founder of Shambhala, which addresses overcoming obstacles and materialism in life. This practice is open to all. Continue »

Mindful Parenting

with Shastri Shelley Heinz

September 10th—October 1st

The age-old techniques of mindfulness meditation and contemplative practice can provide a foundation for parents to develop calmness, compassion and cheerfulness in the face of daily life with their kids. Continue »

Learn to Meditate

with Mary Whetsell

September 19th

In this introductory class you will receive the technique, guidance and experience necessary to start a mindfulness-awareness or “peaceful abiding” meditation practice. Continue »

Public Talk- The Peaceful Warrior: A Path of Kindness and Bravery

October 9th

Visiting teacher Brett Ferrigan will give a public talk as part of his weekend program, Shambhala Training Level I. This talk is free and open to all. Continue »

Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human

with Shastri Brett Ferrigan

October 10th—October 11th

In Level I, students are introduced to the view of human basic goodness and the practice of meditation in a supportive, social environment. The weekend includes meditation practice, discussion, and individual meetings with meditation instructors. Continue »

Recent News

  • Open House at Lexington Annex

    On May 10th the Lexington Center held an open house at 385 Mill Street, a commercial property next to our current building in Lexington, Kentucky. The new building is currently being shared with a tenant, a printing business. Plans for the building are unfolding; we will be holding some some public programs there, utilizing it … Continue