welcomeIt is the Shambhala view that every human being has a fundamental nature of goodness, warmth and intelligence. This nature can be cultivated through meditation so that it radiates out to family, friends, community and society.

Meditation is at the heart of all programs offered at the Shambhala Center. Slow down, take a breath, and develop more appreciation for yourself and the world.

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What to Expect at the Shambhala Center

The Shambhala Center welcomes you to a range of programs and events, including:

  • Contemplative weekend/evening classes and meditation retreats
  • Individual instruction in meditation by trained and authorized meditation instructors
  • Local Community Enrichment events
  • Open Sitting meditation session on Tuesdays, 7 – 8:30 PM
  • Café Shambhala every Saturday, 10 AM – Noon
  • Many opportunities to volunteer your energy and inspiration

Mill & Max Contemplative Arts Gallery

The Shambhala Center of Lexington is delighted to provide a home for the contemplative arts. This includes visual arts, music, poetry and movement.


Andrew Wilder’s concert on YouTube

LexArts
LexArts

Our Gallery venue

Article in the Chevy Chaser about our new beginnings, and one on Tips for Mindfulness

Featured Programs

Children's Day / Winter Solstice Open House

December 15th

See the schedule for the list of events occurring during the day. Continue »

Winter Retreat

with Shastri Shelley Heinz

January 5th—January 11th (2020)

Start the New Year with a weeklong Winter Retreat Continue »

Children's Yoga and Mindfulness ages 7-12

January 19th (2020)

Beginning on September 15th, these classes will be held on the the third Sunday of every month. Students will be engaged in creative movement through yoga and mindfulness exercises. A craft and a snack will be included in this session. Continue »

Yoga and Mindfulness for Teens ages 13-16

January 19th (2020)

These classes will be held on the the third Sunday of every month. Students will be lead through a yoga and mindfulness class including partner poses, breathing exercises, and stress management. Continue »

Children's Yoga and Mindfulness ages 7-12

February 16th (2020)

Beginning on September 15th, these classes will be held on the the third Sunday of every month. Students will be engaged in creative movement through yoga and mindfulness exercises. A craft and a snack will be included in this session. Continue »

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 →

Meditator

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 →

Do you live in the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area?

Several of our members do, and have formed a practice group. It meets weekly on Tuesday nights. For more information, see our Cincinnati Group page.

Sangha Members – For information and help in dealing with current events in Shambhala, please see our Current Events page.

Looking for a retreat spot nearby? Please see this Ziji Tiny Retreats page for a place to stay while in Lexington and information on a tiny retreat cabin.

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