Spark your heart and mind through the practice of meditation.

Shambhala Vision is rooted in the principle that every human being has a fundamental nature of basic goodness. This nature can be developed in daily life so that it radiates out to family, friends, community and society.


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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 →

Featured Programs

Being Brave- Is Enlightened Society Possible? Weekend Retreat

with Travis May

May 3rd—May 4th

Join us as we watch the live webcast of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and Pema Chödrön lead us through an amazing weekend retreat! Continue »

Outrageous and Inscrutable

with Paula Bickford

May 9th—May 11th

Dorje Kasung Introductory Event

May 16th—May 18th

Dorje Kasung Introductory Event at Highland Hammock State Park Continue »

Practice and Education - Teacher Training

with Shastri Gayle Van Gils

May 19th

Golden Key

with Shastri Gayle Van Gils

July 10th—July 13th

Recent News

  • Shambhala Day - St. Pete

    A Message from the (New) Director of Shambhala St. Petersburg

    Dear Shambhala St. Pete, Cheerful New Year of the Wood Horse! Thank to all who were a part of our wonderful Shambhala Day celebration this year. For those who missed it, it was a wonderful and momentous day filled with activity, practice, and celebration. It was also when we unveiled our new completely renovated shrine … Continue 

  • Way of Shambhala

    Question of the Week: Why are some teachings restricted?

    Question: Why are some classes and programs restricted?  Are the teachings given “secret”?  Why can’t anyone attend? Shastri Van Gils:  In the course of the accumulation of understanding and knowledge, some subjects need to have a foundational understanding to make sense, and others may be intuitive, and can be grasped wherever you start.  If we … Continue 

  • Abundance

    Celebrating with Practice, Food, and Community at Annual Harvest of Peace Holiday!

    On Saturday, September 21st, long-time practitioners and new friends came together to celebrate the annual autumnal equinox Shambhala holiday known as Harvest of Peace. This year we had a full house for a warm and special afternoon and evening of practice and socializing. After settling in and introducing each other, we viewed Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche’s … Continue