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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

A Year of Deepening Compassion Part 1: The Four Limitless Ones. Live-stream talks by the Shambhala Acharyas

with Diana Evans & Travis Detour

March 10th—April 21st

The path of the Bodhisattva Warrior begins with developing affection for ourselves and expands this to others, dissolving the barriers that divide us. Continue »

Shambhala Training Weekend III: Warrior in the World

with Jon Wyman & Alexandra Vlasic

March 29th—March 31st - Date postponed or cancelled

Developing fearlessness by examining our habitual tendencies, we are willing to experience our life without relying on the cocoon. We begin to engage the world directly and extend the attitude of fearlessness to our activities. Continue »

Parinirvana Day: Celebrating Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

April 4th

On the anniversary of the passing of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, the whole community is invited to practice the Sadhana of Mahamudra Feast Offering, and share their memories and inspiration. Continue »

Chariot of Mahamudra

with Acharya Richard John

April 13th—April 14th

Deepen your meditation practice through the simple and direct experience of the mind of the Mahamudra tradition of vajrayana Buddhism Continue »

Shambhala Training Weekend IV: Awakened Heart

with Dr. Brian McCorkle

May 3rd—May 5th

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 »