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 III - Warrior in the World

with David Kahane

August 26th—August 27th

The Warrior in the World begins to engage the world directly and extend the attitude of fearlessness to every day activities. Continue »

Shambhala Training Level 1 - The Art of Being Human

with Ben Hines

September 15th—September 16th

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

Guide Training - Follow-up Day

with Ben Hines

September 17th

This is the follow-up day for Edmonton area participants who attended guide training in April 2017 Continue »

Shambhala Training Level V - Open Sky

October 20th—October 22nd

In Shambhala Training Level V, we learn how to communicate with the world fearlessly and find the vast, clear space of wisdom. Continue »

Rigden Weekend: Unconditional Confidence

with Acharya Susan Chapman

November 17th—November 19th

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 »

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 →

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 →