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.

Addressing harm in the Shambhala community.


Where to begin?

We offer a wealth of classes and retreats, here are a few to start with:

Learn to Meditate: Sundays 12:30-1:30pm

Wednesday Open House:Wednesdays 7:00 – 8:30

Beginner Classes: See Beginner Calendar

Read more about Getting Started.

Featured Programs

Engaging with Radical Responsibility: Taking Ownership of Your Life

with Nealy Zimmermann

October 21st—November 25th

Join us for a six-week study group based on “Radical Responsibility®” by Acharya Fleet Maull. Radical Responsibility is a transformative approach to realizing personal freedom and creating authentic relationships. Continue »

Death Fair 2019: Let’s Talk About Death

with Mary Lang, Maryl Schapiro, Nealy Zimmermann, Cathy Brennan

October 26th

6th Annual Death Fair. For Buddhists the moment of death, and how we prepare for it, are a critical opportunity on our path of awakening. An interactive workshop open to all. Continue »

Full Day Nyinthun: the Paramita of Meditation with video talk by Acharya John Rockwell

with William Wooding & Janet Romaine

October 27th

All are welcome to participate in all or any part of the day. Continue »

Shambhala Training Weekend I: The Art of Being Human

with Charlie Trageser

November 2nd—November 3rd

Shambhala Training is a secular meditation training that develops fearlessness, confidence, openness and gentleness towards ourselves and our world. Touch in with your inherent goodness and humanity with this weekend training. Continue »

Making a True Move - Meditation, creative process and social change

with Acharya Arawana Hayashi

December 6th—December 8th

Join Acharya Arawana Hayashi for a weekend retreat using meditation, creative process, body-based learning and the insights of Theory U to gain new insight into how organizational and social change happens. Continue »