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

Friday Night Talk: Cultural Humility: Opening the Heart and Listening to Basic Goodness

with Elaine Yuen

January 29th

In our diverse society, we often find ourselves working with individuals who have different qualities, backgrounds, and motivations. Part of our practice is to develop genuine communication and connection with all people Continue »

Shambhala Day 2021: Year of the Iron Ox

February 12th

This holiday celebration marks the beginning of the new year and is one of the most important traditions of Shambhala Buddhism. Members and friends are invited to join us for our annual New Year Celebration! Continue »

Moonbeams of Mahāmudrā: Vipaśyanā

with Elizabeth Callahan

February 15th—April 26th

Mahamudra is the practice at the heart of all Kagyu traditions. This series will focus on mahāmudrā vipaśyanā practice instructions as gateways to exploring our experiences of our own mind. Continue »

Friday Night Talk: Terma and Lineage in Tibetan Buddhism

with Holly Gayley

February 19th

Terma (literally "treasure") teachings are foundational in some Tibetan Buddhist lineages. What are they and how do they come about? These teachings, including Shambhala Terma, are meant to intervene in the course of human history. Continue »

A Historical and Personal Exploration of the Shambhala Lineage

February 23rd—March 23rd

Join us for an exploration of the Shambhala lineage, a rich blend of ancient teachings, and yet a relatively brand-new lineage suited for our time of great upheaval. Continue »