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! New to Shambhala?

We offer a wealth of classes and retreats, here are a few to start with:

Learn to Meditate: Sundays 12:30-1:30pm

Wednesday Gatherings: 7-9pm

Beginner Classes: See Beginner Calendar

Read more about Getting Started.

Back Bay Class: Contentment in Everyday Life

Back_Bay_ClassJanuary 4th – February 1st

with Kris Talluto and Jade Kranz

5 Monday’s 6:30pm-8:00pm

This introductory class offers an exploration of mindfulness meditation, focused on incorporating gentleness and fearlessness into our lives. Sign up today!


Featured Programs

Shambhala Day: POSTPONED TO 2/13 DUE TO SNOW

February 9th

POSTPONED TO 2/13 DUE TO SNOW Go to the new program listing for Saturday's schedule. Continue »

Neutral Day: New Friday Schedule

February 12th

Join us to uplift the Center before Saturday's Shambhala Day Event! Continue »

Shambhala Day: Year of the Fire Monkey

February 13th

Shambhala Day marks the beginning of the new year of the Fire Monkey and is one of the most important traditions of Shambhala Buddhism. Members and friends are invited to join us for our annual New Year's Celebration! Continue »

The 4 Noble Truths of Love

with Susan Piver

February 14th

Love is all that matters. No, wait. Love stinks. Which one?! Join Susan Piver for an alternative Valentine's Day about the realities of love. Bring your sweetie, a friend or come solo, party to follow! Event co-sponsored by the LGBT Meditation Group Continue »

Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human

with Susan Ryan

March 4th—March 6th

Shambhala Training is a secular meditation training that develops fearlessness, confidence, openness and gentleness towards ourselves and our world. Interested in the art of being human? Continue »