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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.

Addressing harm in the Shambhala community.

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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

Annual Holiday Art & Book Sale

December 2nd—December 23rd

Come for Nyinthun and browse the our Annual Book Sale of both new and used favorites, along with a selection of framed art! Continue »

Full-Moon Shambhala Sadhana (Membership Practice)

December 22nd

The Shambhala Sadhana is the centerpiece of our monthly community gatherings on, or near, each full moon. All center members are welcome to attend and invite friends or family. Our aspiration is for a community experience in which new and seasoned warrior Continue »

Children's Day Solstice Gathering: Celebration of Light

December 22nd

At a time of year when the night is longest, the Shambhala Center will be decorated with twinkling lights and a special shrine representing the dignity of the family, and the joy and creativity of the youthful heart. All are welcome! Continue »

Full Day Nyinthun of Meditation Practice, Contemplation and Dharma Study

with William Wooding

December 30th

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

Shambhala Training Weekend I: Feel Human Again

with Frank Ryan

January 11th—January 13th (2019)

Shambhala Training is a secular meditation training that develops fearlessness, confidence, openness and gentleness towards ourselves and our world. Touch in with your inherent goodness and humanity with this weekend training. Continue »