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.

Currently our community is experiencing heartbreak and upheaval from reports of sexual misconduct by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, Shambhala’s lineage holder, as well as questions of accountability among senior Shambhala leadership, which are being investigated by a third-party investigator. We take these allegations seriously and are committed to addressing harm of all kinds within our community. Please click here to learn more about this commitment.


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 Drop-In Meditation: Training Heart and Mind
Wednesdays 7:00 – 8:30

Beginner Classes: See Beginner Calendar

Read more about Getting Started.

Featured Programs

Nicole Arseneault Celebration and Bon Voyage

November 14th

Please join us on November 14, 6pm to raise a toast to Nicole's dedication and service to our community, and to fill her lungta for her upcoming travels. Continue »

Profound Treasury Hinayana: Understanding Mind and Becoming a Dharmic Person

with Mary Lang & Nealy Zimmermann

November 15th—December 20th

The first volume of The Profound Treasury, The Path of Individual Liberation, presents the Hinayana, the core Buddhist teachings on the practice of meditation, the reality of suffering, and the possibility of liberation. Continue »

Full Day Nyinthun; Community Practice Weekend

November 17th—November 18th

Treat yourself to a weekend of basic sanity! You are welcome to participate for all or any part of the weekend. Continue »

60's and Over: Video and Potluck: Pema Chodron This Sacred Journey

November 25th

Food and discussion with the 60's and Over Group to explore what the teachings on impermanence and egolessness mean for aging. Continue »

Meditation Fundamentals: Building a Sitting Practice [Somerville Union Square]

November 29th—December 13th

This 3-week introductory course will help you build a meditation practice as the foundation for a more sane life. Continue »