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 - Way of Shambhala I

with Susan Boychuk, Prof David Kahane, Katherine McGeean

September 10th—October 8th

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 »

Shambhala Training Level 1 Meditation Retreat

with Shastri Emerita Rebecca Hazell

October 17th—October 18th

The Art of Being Human Learn to meditate and rediscover your basic goodness. Continue »

Community Day of Practice

October 25th

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

Contentment in Everyday Life

with To Be Announced

November 2nd—November 30th

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 »

Shambhala Community Salon: Walter Jule

November 18th

Join us for an evening of conversation and exploration with renowned printmaker Walter Jule. 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 →