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

Special talk-Laura Simms

February 27th

Storyteller Laura Simms will give a talk on "Everyday Art: Meditation, Contemplative Art, and the Creative Life." 8 PM at our Mill & Max building, corner of West Maxwell and Mill Street. FREE Continue »

Workshop with Laura Simms and Lance Brunner

with Laura Simms & Lance Brunner

February 28th

In the morning we will explore the physicality of vocal production through sonic meditation and sound improvisation. In the afternoon we will move into the outward turning flower of our natural tendency to make stories. Continue »

Ikebana Workshop

with Brooke Pohl

March 7th

Sangha member Brooke Pohl, Sogetsu Ikebana practiioner and teacher, is offering a 1-day workshop for Ikebana flower arranging. Continue »

Milarepa Day

with Zoe Drake

March 8th

This is an annual commemoration of the life and enlightenment of Tibetan Buddhist yogi and poet Milarepa. During this celebration, we chant the songs and stories of realization of our Kagyü lineage forefathers, which are collected in The Rain of Wisdom. Continue »

Contentment in Everyday Life

with Marian Judith Broadus

March 11th—March 28th

Contentment can be hard to find. Much of the time we search for contentment in things, achievements or relationships. With meditation practice, we relax with ourselves and appreciate simple human experiences. 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