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 →

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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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Featured Programs

Contemplative Art Program

with Adele Prager

May 4th

Adele Prager MFA will present a Collage (cut-and-paste) Workshop at our Center. She will show how collage can be an introduction to training in visual art, without former experience in drawing or painting. Continue »

Refuge Vow Class

with Zoe Drake

May 10th

This class will introduce students to taking refuge as a Buddhist. Continue »

Public talk: The Shambhala Principle

with Acharya Richard John

May 23rd

Visiting teacher Richard John will speak on The Shambhala Principle, the need to create a good future based on the basic goodness of society. Continue »

Special Program: The Shambhala Principle

with Acharya Richard John

May 24th—May 25th

Visiting teacher Richard John will give a teaching on The Shambhala Principle, the need to create a good future based on the basic goodness of society. Continue »

Recent News

  • Looking for stories to interest the sangha!

    Blog posts can be news items for our area, or longer articles about issues or interests. They are also reviewed by the editors of the Shambhala Times, so they could be reaching a large audience!  Please send any items you wish published to myrequests@lexingtonshambhala.org. Lexington sangha members – do you have any stories or projects … Continue