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

The Future is Open

with Judy Vreeland & Travis DeTour

October 14th—November 11th

Beyond a catch-phrase or an excuse, how do buddhists understand and relate with karma in everyday experience? Explore these teachings from a newly published book by Chogyam Trungpa. Continue »

Moonbeams of Mahāmudrā: Sustaining Our Practice

with Elizabeth Callahan

October 18th—December 13th

Restricted program - continuing our study and practice of Dakpo Tashi Namgyal’s Moonbeams of Mahāmudrā, this five-session bimonthly course will be on Chapter 11: Sustaining Mahāmudrā Continue »

Dharma Art: Rediscovering Our World

with Ellen Rook

November 6th

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