Welcome to Open Sky Shambhala

We believe meditation is life transforming and invite people of all faith and non-faith backgrounds and traditions to join us for meditation, classes, retreats, book-study and community. ¬†One need not be “Shambhala” – only the intention to bring about mindfulness, peace and harmony to their lives and the world.

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.

Open Sky Shambhala is part of an international community of urban meditation and rural retreat centers. Our group offers public meditation, a curriculum of Shambhala Buddhist teachings and open discussion that brings out the wisdom in all of us.

Featured Classes, Gatherings, Retreats

The Lost Art of Good Conversation

January 24th—August 22nd

In our world of smart phones & connectivity, we are all in constant touch with one another. So why are so many people feeling burnt out, distant from colleagues, and abandoned by family & friends? Explore Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche's new book that offers sim Continue »

From Cynicism to Connection: Joy in Everyday Life 5-Week Course

with Linda Willow & Jackie Lucas

February 13th—March 13th

In our cynical and blaming media-driven culture, it seems easy to lose faith in the goodness of others, or even ourselves. Depleted of energy and inspiration, our lives can feel like a race to the bottom, and we may compensate by indulging the very habits Continue »

Meditation, Dharma, & Discussion

with Margaret Beilharz

February 22nd

It's all in the name! Join us for sitting and walking meditation, Shambhala Dharma talk, and group discussion! All are welcome! Continue »

Learn to Meditate

with Jason Lamb

March 16th

This year - make a difference - it is time to Learn to Meditate! Join us for an introduction to mindfulness meditation practice. The session contains instruction and guidance suitable for both first-time and returning visitors. All are welcome. Continue »