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

Recovering Sanity: The Art of Being Human

with Scott Perkins

July 21st—July 22nd

A weekend exploring how to use meditation to bring mindfulness, appreciation, and gratitude into our paths of recovery from addiction and compulsive behaviors. Continue »

BodyMind Unwind: Restorative Yoga Workshop

with Lakota Sandoe

July 22nd

This Sunday evening practice is designed to support body awareness for a well-rounded sitting meditation practice. Continue »

BodyMind Unwind: Restorative Yoga Workshop

with Lakota Sandoe

August 12th

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 »

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 »