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 Training Level 1 Meditation Retreat

with Layth Matthews

January 20th—January 21st

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

A Buddhist View of Economic Life

with Layth Matthews

January 22nd

How the Four Noble Truths Apply to Our Relationship with Wealth and Prosperity Continue »

Way of Shambhala Basic Goodness III: What is Real?

with Recorded Talks Facilitated by David Kahane

February 7th—March 7th

This class encourages students to explore the nature of reality and how reality is grounded in Basic Goodness. Continue »

Shambhala Training Level II Meditation Retreat

with David Kahane & To Be Announced

March 17th—March 19th

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 »

Shambhala Guide Training

with Shastri Ben Hines & Shastri Trinley Busby

April 20th—April 23rd

Shambhala Guide Training 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 →