The Lexington Shambhala Meditation Center is part of an international community of urban meditation and rural retreat centers, founded by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and now led by the Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. The Shambhala Buddhist tradition combines teachings of the Kagyu and Nyingma lineages of Tibetan Buddhism with the Shambhala principles of living an uplifted life, fully engaged with the world.
Located at 315 W. Maxwell St. in downtown Lexington, Kentucky, our center offers meditation instruction every Saturday morning at Cafe Shambhala, free of charge. We also offer a core curriculum of Shambhala Buddhist teachings, as well as training in advanced contemplative practices. We invite you to explore our diverse programs, which are designed to help individuals of all traditions discover their inherent sanity, gentleness and humor.
Tuesday evenings - Open Sitting 7 - 8:30 PM
Meditation instruction is available. The session lasts an hour and a half, but you are free to leave at any time.
Saturday mornings - Café Shambhala, 9 AM - Noon
Learn about taming your mind and enjoy a weekly social gathering of new and old practitioners. Meditation instructors are available for newcomers and anyone with questions about meditation practice. Café Shambhala offers a social hour between two meditation periods every Saturday from 9am to 12pm.
Sunday mornings - Sunday Open Sit 9 AM - Noon
This is an opportunity to strengthen and deepen your practice and is highly recommended for practitioners at every level. Open to everyone. 9am till noon every Sunday. Shamatha and other lineage practices will be done simultaneously, all in silence. Come and join us! Free. Meditation instruction will not be available.