Welcome to the Boston Shambhala Center

The Boston Shambhala Center provides space and support for following a path of meditation. Our mission is to cultivate the worthiness, wisdom and compassion of individuals and society based on the inherent goodness of humanity and the natural world.


The Shambhala Meditation Center of Boston stands with the black community in proclaiming the dignity and worthiness of black lives. Black Lives Matter.


Read about the Boston Shambhala Center’s response to the coronavirus pandemic and current safety measures, and visit the “Where to begin” or “Classes & Programs” pages to see which programs are being offered online or as a hybrid of in-person and online.


Addressing harm in the Shambhala community.


Featured Programs & Events

The Future is Open: Beyond Karma

with Judy Vreeland & Travis DeTour

October 14th—November 11th

Beyond a catch-phrase or an excuse, how do buddhists understand and relate with karma in everyday experience? Explore these teachings from a newly published book by Chogyam Trungpa. Continue »

Practicing Outside - Beeches Meditation

October 16th

Bring a cushion and practice together among the beaches of the Longwood Mall. Continue »

Practicing Outside - Backyard meditation, aimless wandering, fire pit

with Mary Lang & Charlie Trageser

October 17th

Sunday, October 17, 3:30 - 5:30 pm in Newton, MA Hosted by Mary Lang and Charlie Trageser Find a spot to meditate in our spacious backyard, then aimlessly wander (there are woods along the Charles River 3 short blocks away, or stay in the yard). Continue »

Moonbeams of Mahāmudrā: Sustaining Our Practice

with Elizabeth Callahan

October 18th—December 13th

Restricted program - continuing our study and practice of Dakpo Tashi Namgyal’s Moonbeams of Mahāmudrā, this five-session bimonthly course will be on Chapter 11: Sustaining Mahāmudrā Continue »

Friday Night Talk - Meditation in Action – Now: Crossing from the Left to the Right Side of our Road

with Martin Janowitz

November 5th

Chögyam Trungpa taught far more than practices to realize inner awareness, well-being or wisdom. Facing the challenge of individual and global suffering, Rinpoche pointed to a vision of meditation in action, embodied compassion, or warriorship. Continue »