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

Profound Treasury: Mahayana Study Group

December 10th—November 11th

Our study group, open to all, will undertake a year-long exploration of the Mahayana, beginning with a 7 part series of "The Bodhisattva Path of Wisdom and Compassion - The Mahayana Teachings of Chogyam Trungpa' Continue »

Day-Long Meditation Retreat

May 25th - Date postponed or cancelled

Please join us for a day-long meditation retreat. Two 2.5 hour meditation sessions. Periods of sitting meditation will alternate with walking meditation and gentle, mindful stretching. Continue »

Yarnell Shambhala Spring Meditation Residential Retreat: “Chaos, Compassion and Confidence”

with Shastri Kim Kelso

June 14th—June 16th

Chogyam Trungpa famously once said, “Chaos is good news!” We face many examples of chaos in our world today. On this weekend retreat in peaceful Yarnell, together we will explore the nature of chaos, how compassionate engagement with ourselves and others Continue »