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

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 »

Love is the The Road Home

with Shastri Ethan Nichtern & Susan Piver

May 9th

Join Shambhala teachers Shastri Ethan Nichtern and Susan Piver for a day-long retreat exploring love, compassion and bringing relationship to the spiritual path. Continue »

Meditation in Everyday Life

with Susan Ryan, Jim Katz, Shastri Diana Evans

May 14th—June 11th

This is the first course in our core program, The Way of Shambhala, which provides a strong foundation in mindfulness-awareness meditation. Continue »

Shambhala Training Level II: Birth of a Warrior

with Dr. Brian McCorkle

June 5th—June 7th

This second weekend program in the Way of Shambhala Year One series deepens our practice of meditation and teaches us to recognize our habitual patterns and begin to discover fearlessness. 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