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

Shambhala Community Salon on meditation and beekeeping with Sally Issenman

February 10th

Join us for an evening of conversation and exploration with meditation practitioner and beekeeper Sally Issenman. Continue »

Shambhala Day - Community Celebration

February 13th

Join the Edmonton Shambhala Sangha in a celebration of Shambhala Day and the beginning of the year of the Fire Monkey! Continue »

Shambhala Training Level II Meditation Retreat

with Shastri Trinley Busby

March 4th—March 6th

Having experienced a taste of basic goodness, we want to go forward. Meditation practice allows us to observe how we create a cocoon of habits to mask our fear. Continue »

Contentment in Everyday Life

with To Be Announced

March 10th—April 14th - Date postponed

CONTENTMENT, simplicity, and mindfulness are connected with the precision of the hinayana, the teachings that form the foundation of the Buddhist path. In Shambhala, the meek dignity of the tiger brings alive this simplicity and mindfulness... Continue »

Community Day of Practice

March 20th

Join the Edmonton Shambhala Community for a Day of Practice and Study Continue »


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 →

Katie Baingbridge

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 →