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

Harvest of Peace Celebration

September 24th

Please join us at the Shambhala Center to celebrate the changing season with food, family, and frivolity! Continue »

Meditation in Everyday Life

with Damon Gay & Justin Blemly

September 30th—October 7th

This introductory program is designed to help new meditators develop a regular practice and bring the benefits of mindfulness meditation to their daily lives. Continue »

Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana

October 5th

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

Werma Feast

October 8th

Introduction to Meditation (Weekend Intensive)

with Shastri Kim Kelso

October 20th—October 22nd

This introductory weekend intensive explores and deepens the basic technique of mindfulness meditation. Continue »