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.


Due to the spread of the coronavirus, Covid-19, the Boston Shambhala Center is not hosting programs at our center. See “Where to begin” below, or the “Classes & Programs” tab to see what is being offered online. The following link further describes our responses and suggestions for safety.


Addressing harm in the Shambhala community.


Featured Programs & Events

Weekthün: In-Person Group Practice Retreat

with Charlie Trageser & William Wooding

August 1st—August 7th

In-person group retreat cultivating lovingkindness and compassion, held within the space of friendship and community Continue »

Shambhala Boston Community Room

August 5th

Monthly gathering over zoom for open-ended conversation and connection. First Thursday 6:00-7:30pm Continue »

Dharma Art: Rediscovering Our World

with Ellen Rook

August 15th

A Day of Creativity and Play Exploring the Teachings of Dharma Art Continue »

Cultivating Communities as Islands of Sanity

with Travis DeTour & Ruth Blackburn

August 18th

Inspired by Dr. Larry Ward's talk in June, we will discuss possibilities for rewiring trauma into sanity, from the biological to the social level. Continue »

Introduction to the Vajrayana - Profound Treasury

with Janet Romaine & James Wilton

September 9th—October 21st

Looking into The Tantric Path of Indestructible Wakefulness as taught by Chӧgyam Trungpa Rinpoche Continue »