Welcome to the Boston Shambhala Center


For over 45 years, the Shambhala Meditation Center of Boston has provided space and support for following a path of meditation. Our mission is cultivate the worthiness, wisdom and compassion of individuals and society based on the inherent goodness of humanity and the natural world.

We offer public meditation programs, practice and affinity groups, and a wide range of teachings from the streams of Shambhala lineage – Tibetan Tantric Buddhism, Bon and the Shambhala teachings themselves.

The Shambhala Meditation Center of Boston stands with the black community in proclaiming the dignity and worthiness of black lives. Black Lives Matter.

COVID-19 Pandemic: Read about the Boston Shambhala Center’s response to the coronavirus pandemic and current safety measures, and visit the “Where to begin” or “Classes & Programs” pages to see which programs are being offered online or as a hybrid of in-person and online.

Addressing harm in the Shambhala community.

What people are saying about Shambhala Boston

I adore this place! It’s been a second home for almost 7 years now. Leadership is great and so are the teachers and community.
-Ginelle T., Google
I went on a Sunday to an intro meditation class and learned 1 or 2 new things. The rooms were so peaceful and well designed!
-Richie B., Google
Shambhala Boston is a great community to meditate in. People are very friendly and open. It’s hands down one of the friendliest communities in Boston. I’ve liked coming to the center for the past few years and it is always a great experience.
Sage S., Facebook
…The place is clean and nice and the people are extremely welcoming and kind. I have never meditated before and they gave a mini introduction to meditation before we joined the larger group of those more seasoned which was helpful and less intimidating. It is a really tranquil place that is great for exploring your meditation needs.
Anna T., Yelp

Featured Programs & Events

Learn to Meditate

with Richard Brown & Petri Flint & Austin Seeley

January 7th—December 1st

Drop-in program the first Sunday of each month. Learn the view and practice of Shamatha, or calm-abiding, mindfulness meditation, which stabilizes the mind and synchronizes mind and body. Continue »

Muddy River Clean-Up [In Person]

April 20th

Join our team on Saturday April 20 from 10 - noon for a work day to clean a section of Muddy River, part of Boston's Emerald Necklace, which runs right behind our Center. Continue »

FREE! Birth of the Warrior: Shambhala Training Weekend [IN PERSON]

with Charlie Trageser & Jonathan Wyman & Trish Nuzzola

May 4th—May 5th

When we open up to our full experience we start to recognize our habitual patterns and also begin to discover fearlessness. We can actually free ourselves from the patterns that constrain the brilliant, compassionate, mindful warrior within. Continue »

FREE! Warrior in the World: Shambhala Training Weekend [IN PERSON]

June 15th—June 16th

Bringing the mindfulness and awareness of meditation practice into everyday life, alive to our sense perceptions, we can venture into the world with a vulnerability that is fearless, gentle, and awake. Continue »

Awakened Heart: Shambhala Training Level IV [IN PERSON]

October 5th—October 6th

With trust in basic goodness and daring to experience the sharp edge of reality, we move forward with gentleness, increased awareness, and inquisitiveness about the world, as it is. We can extend ourselves to others fully and with kindness. Continue »