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

Path of Relationships

with Shastri Nicholas Kranz

November 13th—December 18th

In this 5-class series we will focus on how we bring the view of Basic Goodness and the insights of personal meditation practice to our intimate relationships. Continue »

Children's Day: A Family Solstice Gathering

December 20th

At a time of year when the night is longest, the Shambhala Center will be decorated with twinkling lights and a special shrine representing the dignity of the family, the joy and creativity of the youthful heart. All are welcome! Continue »

LGBT One-Day Retreat

with Charlie Byron

January 11th (2015)

This one-day retreat will focus on both our personal relationship with the sitting practice of meditation as well as deepening our sense of community. Continue »

Joy in Everyday Life

January 15th—February 12th (2015)

Through this 3rd class in The Way of Shambhala, we will explore the Buddhist teachings on intelligent compassion towards others, and we will begin to discover the joy of discipline, health and bravery. Continue »

Being Truly Healthy

with Catherine Pilfrey & Brandon Jellison

January 17th (2015)

Join us for an empowering workshop that will help participants learn skills to make healthy food choices in their day-to-day lives. 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