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.

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Featured Programs

Basic Goodness II: How Can I Help?

with Shastri Shelley Heinz

October 20th—November 24th

This program focuses on relationship and society. It is an exploration of the nature of society and what it might mean to help our world with teachings in bodhichitta, communication, virtue and how society arises as an expression of interconnectedness. Continue »

Council Meeting

November 4th

Our bimonthly Council meeting wlll be held on this night. All are welcome to attend and observe the meeting. If you would like to suggest an item for the agenda, please email it to director@lexingtonshambhala.org Continue »

Wisdom in Everyday Life

with Dr. Joseph Fiala & Gary Heinz

November 5th—November 22nd

Wisdom is always present. Wisdom can be applied in everyday life to transform confused situations and emotions into effective actions. No longer deterred or depressed by obstacles, we can include everything in life as part of the path. Continue »

Shambhala Training Level II: Birth of the Warrior

with Craig Sargent

November 14th—November 16th

This second weekend workshop in the Way of Shambhala Year One series deepens our practice of meditation and teaches us to recognize our habitual patterns and begin to discover fearlessness. Continue »

Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human

with Shastri Shelley Heinz

December 6th—December 7th

Through the practice of meditation, we glimpse unconditional goodness as the ground of our existence. We begin to see the magic of the world beyond our habitual filters and experience basic goodness, which can neither be created nor destroyed. 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