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: Year of the Fire Monkey

February 9th

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 »

Shambhala Meditation: Proclaiming Basic Goodness - Facilitated Video Retreat

March 11th—March 12th

Please join us as we work with video teachings of Sakyong Mipham to explore and connect with our own humanity. Proclaiming Basic Goodness through the Shambhala Meditation practice can be a powerful antidote to the aggression and suffering of our times. Continue »

The Tao of Living a Balanced Life

with Eva Wong & Shastri Carolyn Krusinski

April 30th

What is the key to a balanced life? Join us for this innovative one-day program based on Eva Wong's recently published book, Being Taoist. Continue »