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

Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma: Mind Training (Lojong) & Slogan Practice

with Nealy Zimmermann & William Wooding

July 11th—August 8th

This class deepens our exploration of the skillful means of the Bodhisattva path. Continue »

Spiritual Directive Info Session

July 23rd

Sponsored by the Boston Shambhala Center End of Life Committee. Join this one hour informal education session on Buddhist end-of-life practices, and particularly to learn about the Spiritual Directive form, which is available to anyone in our community. Continue »

Body Mind Unwind: Yoga Workshop

with Lakota Sandoe

July 23rd

This Sunday evening practice will be a delight for all. We will blend gentle body shapes, movement and breath awareness, to support the warming and opening of the body and settling of the mind. Continue »

Meditation and Mindfulness: Heart of Recovery Public Talk

with Scott Perkins

July 28th

Explore how meditation can relieve stress, overcome strong emotions, and support recovery from addition to substances and behaviors so that we can enjoy our lives? Continue »

From Habitual to Ritual: Heart of Recovery Full-Day Retreat

with Scott Perkins

July 29th

A full-day exploring how to use meditation to bring mindfulness, appreciation, and gratitude into our paths of recovery from addiction. Continue »