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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

Full Day Nyinthun: Meditation with Readings from the Rain of Wisdom: the Vajra Songs of the Kagyu Gurus with Bill Wooding

February 24th

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 »

Profound Treasury study: Liberation from Suffering and Developing Bodhicitta

with Mary Lang, Nealy Zimmermann, Jonathan Wyman

February 25th—April 1st

The first volume of The Profound Treasury, The Path of Individual Liberation, presents the Hinayana, the core Buddhist teachings on the practice of meditation, the reality of suffering, and the possibility of liberation. Continue »

A Year of Deeping 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 »

Friday Night Talk: Understanding Addiction as Fuel for Path

with Scott Perkins

March 15th

How is addiction similar and different from the understanding of ego, grasping and other Buddhist concepts? How can Buddhism, meditation and mindfulness support recovery and how can understanding addiction and recovery enhance meditation practice? Continue »

Heart of Recovery One-Day Practice Retreat

March 16th

Establishing a daily practice is hard. This daylong intensive program will introduce meditation practice and mindfulness exercises, and will be the launching point for a 90 in 90 Meditation Support Group. Continue »