Getting Started

Meditation is a practice that anyone can do.

It is based on the radical idea that the natural state of the mind is not scattered, nervous, and confused, but rather calm, creative, and clear. Practicing regularly provides a way to settle into this natural state more often.  At the Shambhala Meditation Center of Boston, we begin by training in shamatha or mindfulness meditation. This foundational technique allows you to tune into the present moment, at home, at work, or wherever you go in your day to day life.

We welcome anyone new to meditation to check out these ongoing introductory classes & programs.


Welcome to Shambhala: An Introductory Event

First Wednesdays                         7:00-8:30pm

The “Welcome to Shambhala” monthly event is designed to introduce newcomers to the Shambhala Center.

No registration required, $10 suggested donation.


Learn to Meditate

Every Sunday                       12:30-1:30pm

An ideal way to bring the simple yet profound and powerful practice of meditation into your everyday life.

No registration required, $5-$10 suggested donation.


30s & Under Meditation Group

Tuesdays                           7:00-9:00pm

The 30s & Under Group is a fantastic opportunity to connect with other young people in the Boston area who are interested in meditation.

No registration required, $10 suggested donation.


Wednesday Gatherings: Welcome, Sit, Study, Engage

Wednesdays                            7:00-9:00pm

(No meeting 5th Wednesdays for Staff Retreats)

Come enjoy an evening of food, conversation and meditation with the Shambhala community!

No registration required, $10 suggested donation.



Learn more about Ongoing Offerings and other Introductory Programs where meditation instruction is also included.

“It seems we all agree that training the body through exercise, diet, and relaxation is a good idea, but why don’t we think about training our mind?”

-Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche