Welcome to the Tucson Shambhala Center

The Tucson Shambhala Meditation Center is part of an international community of urban meditation and rural retreat centers founded by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and led by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Our center offers public meditation, a curriculum of Shambhala Buddhist teachings, as well as training in contemplative arts. We invite you to explore our diverse programs designed to help Tucsonans of all traditions discover their inherent clarity, gentleness and humor.

Featured Programs

Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana

May 28th

These Full Moon gatherings are a community practice for members to celebrate and strengthen our understanding of basic goodness and enlightened society. Continue »

Learn to Meditate

June 5th

Guided meditation instruction for beginners, or anyone looking to refresh their understanding of mindfulness meditation practice. Continue »

Summer Weekthün

with Shastri Marilyn Moore

June 10th—June 16th

Weekthün is an intensive, week-long meditation retreat for new and experienced meditators interested in deepening their mindfulness-awareness. Continue »

Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana

June 27th

These Full Moon gatherings are a community practice for members to celebrate and strengthen our understanding of basic goodness and enlightened society. Continue »

Learn to Meditate

July 4th

Guided meditation instruction for beginners, or anyone looking to refresh their understanding of mindfulness meditation practice. Continue »

Ashe Society

July 7th

A monthly gathering of the Tucson Ashe Society. Continue »

Screening: Visual Dharma

July 11th

In this 1978 seminar given at Naropa University, Trungpa Rinpoche talks about the artist's state of mind and how to bring the view of basic goodness to art's practice and appreciation. Continue »

Sadhana of Mahamudra

July 13th

An open, community practice of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche's "Sadhana of Mahamudra". Continue »

Learn to Meditate

July 18th

Guided meditation instruction for beginners, or anyone looking to refresh their understanding of mindfulness meditation practice. Continue »

Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana

July 27th

These Full Moon gatherings are a community practice for members to celebrate and strengthen our understanding of basic goodness and enlightened society. Continue »