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.

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Featured Programs

Basic Goodness III: What is real?

with Shastri Shelley Heinz

March 23rd—April 27th

What is real? Simply asking this question opens up a world of other questions. Our course will provide the space and community to explore our relationship with our world and our assumptions about what is real. Continue »

Joy In Everyday Life

with Marian Judith Broadus & Joseph Fiala

April 8th—May 6th

Joy in Everyday Life will illuminate the Shambhala teachings on cheerfulness and health. These teachings help us to cultivate the noble heart of compassion and provide a strong introduction to the Buddhist concept of bodhicitta. Continue »

Shambhala Training Level III: Warrior in the World

with Marian Judith Broadus & Craig Sargent

April 17th—April 19th

Developing fearlessness by examining our habitual tendencies, we are willing to experience our life without relying on the cocoon. We begin to engage the world directly and extend the attitude of fearlessness to our activities. Continue »

Mahayana & Bodhisattva Vow

with Zoe Drake

April 25th

The Bodhisattva Vow is further commitment to put others before oneself and to work wholeheartedly for their benefit. With the Bodhisattva Vow, we dedicate ourselves and all that we do to the benefit of all sentient beings. Continue »

Refuge Vows: The Three Jewels

with Marian Judith Broadus

April 25th

This class will introduce students to taking refuge as a Buddhist. To take refuge is to commit oneself to the path of awakening: We take our innate awareness as a step toward more sanity in our lives. 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