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: (on hold for the summer)

Beginner Classes: See Beginner Calendar

Read more about Getting Started.

Featured Programs

Kado Ikebana: The Way of Flowers

with Barbara Craig

August 25th—August 26th

Discover and cultivate the source of creativity and learn how to express this in flower arranging. By practicing classical Ikebana forms, Kado teaches to see the wisdom of nature clearly, which is the same in ourselves and others. Continue »

Full-Moon Shambhala Sadhana (Membership Practice)

with Max Roberts-Zirker

August 26th

The Shambhala Sadhana is the centerpiece of our monthly community gatherings on, or near, each full moon. All center members are welcome to attend and invite friends or family. Our aspiration is for a community experience in which new and seasoned warrior Continue »

Meditation Fundamentals: Building a Sitting Practice [Somerville Union Square]

with Shastri Nick Kranz

September 6th—September 20th

This 3-week introductory course will help you build a meditation practice as the foundation for a more sane life. Continue »

Meditation Fundamentals: Building a Sitting Practice [Boston Back Bay]

with Shastri Nick Kranz

September 10th—September 24th

Leaders of a Balanced Society

with Eva Wong

September 15th

Taoist lineage holder Eva Wong will offer new teachings on the qualities and abilities a leader must balance to lead a group, community or society in these unbalanced times. Continue »