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 (Back Bay Location)

with Shastri Nick Kranz & Travis DeTour

April 24th—May 22nd

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 »

Collective Liberation: An Affinity Group for White People

with Shastri Nick Kranz, Ashley Hodson, Max Roberts-Zirker

June 1st—August 17th

A 3-month module reading and discussing the book 'Waking up White' by Debbie Irving. This group is for those who self identify as white and are wishing to learn, listen, and unpack their notions of ‘whiteness’ in today's society. Continue »

Rigden Weekend

with Acharya Eric Spiegel

June 2nd—June 4th

This program is the culmination of the Way of Shambhala and is a weekend that emphasizes genuine confidence and steadfastness in facing the world's challenges. Continue »

Sitting: The Physical Art of Meditation

with Erika Berland

June 7th

Explore an embodied approach to the ancient practice of sitting meditation. Continue »

Midsummer Day Celebration

June 17th

Mark your calendar to join us to celebrate the Summer Solstice! Continue »