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.


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.


Featured Programs & Events

Friday Night Talk: Complete Openness – The Everyday Practice

with Eve Rosenthal

December 3rd

How can one maintain sanity, open-heartedness and cheerfulness in the face of life's challenges? Is it possible to go even further and "develop a complete acceptance and openness to all situations and emotions and to all people"? Continue »

Welcome Back Open House, Saturday

December 11th

We're open and ready to welcome you back to the Boston Shambhala Center! Come see what's happening! Join us in-person on Saturday, and virtually on Sunday, for talks, workshops, practices and socializing. Continue »

Welcome Back Open House, Sunday

December 12th

We're open and ready to welcome you back to the Boston Shambhala Center! Come see what's happening! Join us in-person on Saturday, and virtually on Sunday, for talks, workshops, practices and socializing. Continue »

Learn to Meditate Workshop, in person

with Jim Katz & Ruth Blackburn

December 12th

Build a foundation to begin practicing on your own at home or in groups with this special in-person, 2-hour 'Learn to Mediate' workshop. Continue »

Learn to Meditate Workshop, virtual

with Ruth Blackburn & Joe Snowdon

December 19th

Build a foundation to begin practicing on your own at home or in groups with this special virtual, 2-hour 'Learn to Mediate' workshop. Continue »