Welcome to the Edmonton Shambhala Centre

The Edmonton Shambhala Centre is part of Shambhala, an international community of 214 meditation centres and groups founded by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and led by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche.

The Shambhala Buddhist path, unique in the world of Western Buddhism, combines the teachings of the Kagyü and Nyingma traditions of Tibetan Buddhism with the Shambhala principles of living an uplifted life, fully engaged with the world.

Shambhala Meditation Centres welcome anyone interested in the practice of meditation and anyone who aspires to expand the experience of gentleness and nonaggression into all areas of life.

Featured Programs

Meditation in Everyday Life

with Katherine McGeean & Susan Boychuk

September 11th—October 9th - Date cancelled

The Meditation in Everyday Life course is designed to provide students with the introductory tools and teachings for working with meditation in everyday life. Continue »

Rigden Weekend: Unconditional Confidence

with Acharya Daniel Hessey

September 26th—September 28th

The Rigden is a representation of our basic enlightened nature and embodies the principle of unconditional bravery. Historically, Rigdens were enlightened rulers - those who could rule their world based on their unwavering experience of basic goodness. Continue »

Buddhism and Climate Change Retreat (Touch the Earth Forum)

October 4th

Sponsored by Edmonton's Touch the Earth Forum, this one-day retreat will take place at Riverdale Rink House. Continue »

Pema Chodron Video Series - Living Beautifully with Uncertainty and Change

October 12th—November 9th

Please join us for the 4 class video series: Fully Alive: A Retreat with Pema Chödrön on Living Beautifully with Uncertainty and Change Continue »

Who am I? The Basic Goodness of Being Human

with Acharya Adam Lobel

November 6th—November 29th

This course asks the question, “Who am I?” and explores the sense of self. It includes teachings on basic goodness, selflessness, the arising of ego and cocoon, buddha-nature, and the confidence of warriorship. We practice contemplative investigations of Continue »


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New to Shambhala?

Shambhala is an international community of urban meditation and rural retreat centers founded by the Vidyadhara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, and now led by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Learn about our vision, lineage & community. More →

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Ongoing Offerings

Our centre offers a rich array of ongoing offerings free to the public including weekly public sitting meditation hours and dharma talks. No prior meditation experience required to attend.  All are welcome. More →