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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.

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Welcome! New to Shambhala?

We offer a wealth of classes and retreats, here are a few to start with:

Learn to Meditate: Sundays 12:30-1:30pm

Wednesday Gatherings: 7-9pm

Beginner Classes: See Beginner Calendar

Read more about Getting Started.


Featured Programs

Member Gathering: Welcome Home Summer Programs

with Ashley Hodson & John Ranco

August 26th

A membership gathering to celebrate those who attended: Rigden, ESA, WA, SWA, and SS1+. Let's come together for Shambhala Sadhana practice and to support each other around practice goals for the year ahead. Continue »

Children’s Program: Heart Warriors Club

with Jill Blagsvedt & Sarah Mae Gibbons

September 10th

New Offering! The Heart Warriors Club is a space for children of Shambhala households ages 3-6 to connect to their own goodness, wisdom, kindness and strength. Continue »

Meditation in Everyday Life: 5 Week Class

September 14th—October 12th

This is the first course in our core program, The Way of Shambhala, which provides a strong foundation in mindfulness-awareness meditation. Continue »

Spiritual Directive Info Session

September 17th

Sponsored by the Boston Shambhala Center End of Life Committee. Join this one hour informal education session on Buddhist end-of-life practices, and particularly to learn about the Spiritual Directive form, which is available to anyone in our community. Continue »

SAVE THE DATE -- Harvest of Peace: Community Practice and Fundraiser

with Ashley Hodson & Max Roberts-Zirker

September 23rd

Join us for the celebration on the Fall Equinox! We will gather together to practice, share food, hear teachings from Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and support our community with our seasonal fundraiser. Continue »