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

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 »

Wisdom of the Feminine in Shambhala

with Acharya Eve Rosenthal

April 26th

In this one day retreat, we will contemplate the feminine and masculine principles from the tradition of Shambhala Buddhism, and holders of these principles in our lineage. This program has prerequisites. Continue »

Golden Key

with Shastri Myra Woodruff

April 30th—May 3rd

This program is based on a Shambhala text that works with our relationship to the “material world” and our sense perceptions. It teaches the practice of enriching presence—the ability to instantly sense the inner wealth within oneself, phenomena, and the Continue »

The Road Home: Talk and Book Signing

with Shastri Ethan Nichtern & Susan Piver

May 8th

Please join Ethan Nichtern for a lively talk and signing of his new book 'The Road Home: A Contemporary Exploration of the Buddhist Path'. Shastri Nichtern will also be joined by senior Shambhala teacher and bestselling author Susan Piver. 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