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 are expanding our space! To converse about the Center expansion, please email your comments or questions to expansion@lexingtonshambhala.org.

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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

Shambhala Vow Class

with Shastri Shelley Heinz

December 18th

This class is recommended for students preparing for the Rigden program. Continue »

Winter Solstice and Children's Day Celebration

December 21st

Save the date for our Winter Solstice and Children's Day celebration! More details to follow. Continue »

Ashe Mahamudra Weekend Urban Retreat

with Acharya Susan Chapman

January 16th—January 19th (2015)

Ashe Mahamudra retreat exploring the nature of the mind. Based on new practice composed by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Continue »

Ashe Mahamudra Vajrayana Weekthun

with Acharya Susan Chapman

January 16th—January 23rd (2015)

This retreat is limited to Vajrayana students who have attended Sacred World Assembly or Vajrayana Seminary. It will be held in urban setting at the Lexington center. Continue »

RIGDEN: Unconditional Confidence

with Acharya Susan Chapman

January 23rd—January 25th (2015)

SAVE THE DATE. The contentment, joy, fearlessness, and wisdom of The Way of Shambhala culminates in unconditional confidence. This weekend workshop will be led by a master teacher in the Shambhala tradition, Acharya Susan Chapman. 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