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

December 13th—August 22nd (2019)

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 »

Meditation, Dharma, & Discussion

with Linda Willow

December 16th

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

Meditation, Dharma, & Discussion

with Jennifer Coats

January 6th (2019)

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

Learn to Meditate

with Jackie Lucas

January 12th (2019)

STOP! 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 »

City Meditation 7-Day Retreat / Weekthün

with Teri Rowe

January 26th—February 2nd (2019)

Meditation Retreat - 7 days of (mostly silent). We will practice shamatha (peaceful abiding) meditation during this retreat and instruction will be provided. People of all spiritual and non-spiritual traditions welcome. Continue »