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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 Open House:Wednesdays 7:00 – 8:30

Beginner Classes: See Beginner Calendar

Read more about Getting Started.


Featured Programs

Shambhala Day: Year of the Iron Mouse - Monday

February 24th

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 »

Shambhala Day: Year of the Iron Mouse - Saturday

February 29th

Community celebration to mark the beginning of the Tibetan New Year. This 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 »

Full day Nyinthun: Meditation with Readings from the Rain of Wisdom: the Vajra Songs of the Kagyu Gurus

with William Wooding & Janet Romaine

March 8th

On this annual day of remembrance we celebrate the Kagyu Lineage of Tibetan Buddhism, one of the three great lineages of Shambhala. We will mix the nyinthun practice of sitting and walking meditation with reading and chanting The Rain of Wisdom. Continue »

Our House is on Fire: Responding to the Climate Crisis

with Irene Woodard

March 28th

A day of conversation, contemplation, and engagement Continue »

Being Strategic, Practical, and Ethical in These Challenging Times

with Eva Wong

October 4th

Winning is desirable, but if a victory means sacrificing integrity, honor, and compassion, it is no victory at all. Continue »