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

Milarepa Day

March 7th

A day-long holiday celebrating our rich heritage of meditators - all are welcome! On this day, it is traditional to recite the entire Rain of Wisdom (Kagyu Gurtso). The Rain of Wisdom is a remarkable collection of vajra dohas - realization songs. Continue »

Becoming A Shambhala Person

with Acharya Eric Spiegel

March 13th—March 15th

In this weekend, we will explore the foundations of path and learn about refuge and bodhisattva vows. Continue »

Shambhala Training Level IV - Awakened Heart

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 »

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 Goodwin, 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 »

Recent News

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    Farewell and a Time of Transition

    This is the time of year when the days grow warmer and the Shambhala community begins to scatter for the summer, attending programs and retreats, spending time with friends and family, spending time outside the walls of our center. Taking the time to close the center for two weeks, from June 23-July 6, gives our … Continue