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.

Featured Programs

Joy in Everyday Life

with Shastri Nick Kranz & Angela Borges

November 21st—December 19th

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 »

Open House & Annual Book Sale

December 10th

This is a morning drop-in Open House that includes our Annual Book Sale, Free Meditation Instruction and Shrine Room Tours. Continue »

Full-Moon Shambhala Sadhana (For Community Members)

with Shastri Carolyn Krusinski

December 13th

These Full Moon gatherings are specifically meant for Shambhala members and their families & friends to practice the Shambhala Sadhana in celebration of community and good human society! Continue »

Children's Day: A Family Solstice Gathering

December 17th

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, and the joy and creativity of the youthful heart. All are welcome! Continue »

Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human

with Shastri Carolyn Krusinski

January 6th—January 8th (2017)

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 »