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

Way of Shambhala: Joy In Everyday Life (JIEL)

with Rae Strozzo & Damon Gay

January 15th—February 12th

Joining gentleness with discipline leads to a sense of joy. Continue »

Sacred Path: Meek & Perky

with Ben Hines

January 19th—January 21st

The four dignities are further explored as a path and a process, which describe a warrior's maturing and widening sphere of benevolent engagement in the world. The training in the dignities allows one to maintain awareness and delight at each stage. Continue »

Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana

January 31st

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

Mamo Chants

February 5th—February 14th

In order to avert whatever negativity has accumulated during the year, we will practice the Mamo Chants on February 5th through February 14, 2017, The mamos are powerful worldly dharma protectors; they can be motherly or sisterly and are fearsome. Continue »

Learn to Meditate

February 6th

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

Ikebana Morning Workshop

with Emily Danies

February 10th

Ikebana is the ancient contemplative art of flower arranging. With mindfulness we train in the traditional forms of Ikebana. Continue »