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.


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: (on hold for the summer)

Beginner Classes: See Beginner Calendar

Read more about Getting Started.

Featured Programs

Harvest of Peace - Community Practice and Fundraiser

September 22nd

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

Retirement Ceremony + Celebration: Ashley Hodson

September 29th

Join us for the retirement and celebration of Ashley Hodson, who has been our Center Director and dedicated Staff since 2011. Continue »

Armor of Fearlessness: A Shambhala Understanding of Dying and Death

with Acharya Eric Spiegel

October 6th—October 7th

Impermanence and change, at the time of death in particular but also times of great transition, are moments fraught with anxiety but also filled with potential. Continue »

Meditation Fundamentals: Awakening Compassion [Boston Chinatown]

with Shastri Nick Kranz

October 11th—October 25th

This 3 week class will explore how we can develop compassion and open heartedness even when faced with difficult circumstances. Continue »

Deepening in Supreme Thought: Weekend Workshop

with Shastri Nick Kranz

October 13th—October 14th

An in-depth exploration of The Supreme Thought - a Shambhala text based on the Bodhicaryāvatāra by Indian scholar Shantideva Continue »