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

Boundless Healing: A Book Discussion Group

June 7th—July 5th

Weekly Book Discussion Continue »

Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana

June 9th—December 2nd

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

Midsummer Day Campout - White Tail Campgrounds, Mt. Lemmon, AZ - July 7-9, 2017

July 7th—July 9th

Please join us for a sangha family camping weekend on beautiful Mt. Lemmon! Continue »

Great Eastern Sun

with Adana Barbieri

August 11th—August 13th

In this program, we learn how to see the primordial energy and brilliance that is the basis of all that exists – the Great Eastern Sun. This retreat is an introduction to Shambhala, which is a living context for building a sane society. Continue »


with Shastri Marcy Fink

September 15th—September 17th

In Windhorse one receives the root text that gives the instruction for “raising Windhorse,” a practice which opens the heart and refreshes one’s confidence. One learns through this practice to bring about skillful and heartfelt social engagement, en Continue »