welcomeEstablished in 1975, the Shambhala Meditation Center of Lexington is part of a global community of meditation and retreat centers founded by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and led by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. The Shambhala view is that every individual has fundamental goodness and that this is cultivated through meditation and other mindfulness practices. Located in central Kentucky, our Center offers programs that foster and promote this view.

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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 →

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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 →

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

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Featured Programs

Gallery Hop: My Friends, with Zoe Ruth Felice

January 20th

This Friday! - Enjoy food and drink and meet the Artist during the Gallery Hop Reception of "My Friends," a sculptural and drawing exhibit by Lexington, Kentucky's Zoe Ruth Felice. Continue »

Shambhala Training Level II: Birth of the Warrior

with Shastri Shelley Heinz

January 28th—January 29th - Date postponed or cancelled

Meditation practice allows us to observe how we create a cocoon of habits to mask our fear. We begin to appreciate that there is no fundamental obstacle to experiencing basic goodness. Continue »

Mindful Hike at Jacobsen park

January 29th

Join us for a two-hour walk in a quiet urban oasis. Mindful hiking opens the senses to the full experience of the beauty of the outdoors. Continue »

Shambhala Training Level 5: Open Sky

with Shastri Gary Heinz

February 25th—February 26th

Communicating with the world gently and fearlessly, our awareness is sharpened and we find the open clear sky of mind—a delightful source of wisdom and uplifted energy. We learn to trust our nature enough to let go into the present moment. Continue »

Shambhala Training Level III: Warrior in the World

with Craig Sargent

April 14th—April 16th

Recent News

  • Music performance in our gallery, 3/28/2016

    Our talented director/videographer Craig Sargent has posted a video of this performance on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqZlyyvG1tk The art on display is from the current show “Sangha” of art by our sangha members. The Mill & Max Cultural and Community Center (gallery) has its own Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/mill.max.gallery/