welcomeEstablished in 1975, the Shambhala Meditation Center of Lexington is part of a global community of meditation and retreat centers founded by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and led by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. The Shambhala view is that every individual has fundamental goodness and that this is cultivated through meditation and other mindfulness practices. Located in central Kentucky, our Center offers programs that foster and promote this view.

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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

Sadhana of Mahamudra

January 9th—December 29th

The Sadhana of Mahamudra is a practice written by Chögyam Trungpa, founder of Shambhala, which addresses overcoming obstacles and materialism in life. This practice is open to all. Continue »

Shambhala Sadhana Full Moon Practice

January 21st—December 13th

These Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana Practices are open to our entire sangha community, Continue »

Who Am I? The Basic Goodness of Being Human

with Shastri Gary Heinz & Shastri Shelley Heinz

October 27th—December 8th - Date postponed or cancelled

The Basic Goodness series introduces the view of Shambhala in an experiential way. The key difference between the Everyday Life courses and the Basic Goodness courses is that the Everyday Life courses emphasize personal transformation in daily life, where Continue »

Mindful Hike at McConnell Springs

December 11th

Join us for a two-hour walk in a quiet urban oasis. Mindful hiking opens the senses to the full experience of the beauty of the outdoors. Continue »

Children's Day/Winter Solstice Celebration

December 18th

Children's Day will be in the morning of the 18th from 10-12pm. We will open in the shrine room, teach the children how to meditate and talk about changes to both programs and the emphasis on families. Then people will be welcome to move downstair Continue »

Recent News

  • Music performance in our gallery, 3/28/2016

    Our talented director/videographer Craig Sargent has posted a video of this performance on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqZlyyvG1tk The art on display is from the current show “Sangha” of art by our sangha members. The Mill & Max Cultural and Community Center (gallery) has its own Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/mill.max.gallery/