Shambhala Boston is part of a global community which aspires to awaken kindness, goodness and wisdom within society. This vision is rooted in the principle that every human being has a fundamental nature of basic goodness.


Welcome to Shambhala

Welcome to Shambhala

Join us every First Wednesday for an introduction to the Shambhala Community.

Welcome to Shambhala:
An Introductory Event
First Wednesdays
7:00-8:30pm More →

Weekly Offerings

Learn to Meditate

Every Sunday from 12:30-1:30pm. All beginners and practitioners of all kind are welcome. Learn to mediate and ask questions! More →

Featured Programs

Shambhala Training Level IV - Awakened Heart

with Frank Ryan

March 27th—March 29th

With trust in basic goodness and daring to experience the sharp edge of reality, we move forward with gentleness, increased awareness, and inquisitiveness about the world, as it is. We can extend ourselves to others fully and with kindness. Continue »

Parinirvana Day: Celebrating Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

April 4th

On the anniversary of the parinirvana (death of an enlightened being) of the Vidyadhara, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, the whole community is invited to practice the Sadhana of Mahamudra Feast Offering, and share their memories and inspiration from his teachi Continue »

Mindful Running: Explore Running Meditation and Chi Running

with Brandon Jellison & Vince Vaccaro

April 11th

In this workshop we will bring together the wisdom of Chi Running and Running with the Mind of Meditation for a fun day that will change the way you run forever. Continue »

Art of Hosting: Social Technologies for Practicing Enlightened Society

with Marguerite Drescher, Gabrielle Donnelly, Ashley Hodson, Jennifer Woodin

April 17th—April 19th

This Art of Hosting is for regional Shambhala leaders and is a 3-day participatory training designed to enrich and support the practice of society, as we continue to turn the flower of Shambhala outward. Continue »

Exploring the Feminine and Masculine: A Retreat for the LGBT Community

with Acharya Eve Rosenthal

April 25th

Buddhism acknowledges that each individual manifests both feminine and masculine energies regardless of gender labels. How can we discover who we are beyond preconception? With meditation and discussion, we explore our identity. Continue »

Recent News

  • Ashley Hodson

    Welcome Ashley Hodson, our New Executive Director

    It is with delight and profound happiness that the Governing Council of the Boston Shambhala Center announces that Ms. Ashley Hodson has been formally approved and appointed by the Kalapa Court for the position of Centre Director. Her directorship will begin as of Shambhala Day 2015. Everyone is invited to the Oath Ceremony for Ashley, including a … Continue