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.



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 →

Featured Programs

Joy in Everyday Life

April 25th—May 23rd

We often believe joy comes from fulfillment of personal desires. By exploring Buddhist Mahayana teachings on intelligent compassion towards others, we discover confidence, inspiration and energy for a life of cheerful discipline, health, and bravery. Continue »

Umdze/Chant Training

May 7th

All members of Shambhala who have an established practice and connection with Open Sky are encouraged to receive this training and become a timekeeper for Open Sky. We will discuss the view and attitude of being the timekeeper (AKA Umdze), and receive in Continue »

Dharma Night

May 12th

Dharma Night is great opportunity to connect with other meditation practitioners in a relaxed, comfortable environment. The evening includes sitting meditation and reading from "Training the Mind and Cultivating Loving-Kindness." Continue »

Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana

May 21st

This delightful practice is offered monthly to Open Sky members and their fmilies Continue »

Dharma Gardening

May 22nd

On a sunny day in May, as the soil warms and the days lengthen, take time to mindfully and joyfully plant food at a rural home on the edge of a natural meadow near Rainbow, one hour east of Springfield. Continue »