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

Death Fair 2018: Let’s Talk About Death

with Mary Lang, Maryl Schapiro, Sara Lewis, Cathy Brennan

October 27th

5th 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 »

Overcoming Self-Deception: Teachings from the Sadhana of Mahamudra

with Carolyn Gimian & Jade Kranz

November 9th—November 11th

Join Carolyn Gimian for a weekend exploring one of the most treasured teachings of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Continue »

Meditation Fundamentals: Awakening Compassion [Boston Back Bay]

November 12th—November 26th

This 3 week class will explore how we can develop compassion and open heartedness even when faced with difficult circumstances. 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 »

Community Practice Day: Full Day Nyinthun

November 18th

Practitioners of all levels gather to deepen in practice together Continue »