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. 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

Working with Emotions

with Ms. Tere Miller

February 12th—March 11th

In this 5-week course we will explore how to work with, understand and become friends with our emotions through the practice of meditation. Continue »

Shambhala Training Level II: Birth of the Warrior

with Shastri Joel Wachbrit

March 27th—March 29th

Build on the foundation of meditation practice that was introduced in Shambhala Level I, and explore how habitual ways of thinking, termed cocoon in Shambhala Training, obscure the raw brilliance of ourselves and the world we live in. Continue »

Shambhala Level III Warrior in the World

with Shastri Kim Kelso

May 8th—May 10th

Even in all its rawness, the world is workable. In Shambhala Weekend III, we’ll test the truth of this teaching—for these times—and explore the possibilities of genuine-hearted warriorship. Continue »