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: Wisdom In Everyday Life (WIEL)

with Gail McDonald & Annie Franklin

April 16th—May 14th

No longer deterred or depressed by obstacles, we can include everything as part of the path. The challenges of daily life become opportunities for both contemplative practice and meditation in action. Continue »

Potluck Celebration

April 28th

The entire community is invited to come, share a meal, and enjoy each other's company! Continue »

Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana

April 29th

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

Learn to Meditate

May 1st

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

Council Meeting

May 13th

Monthly meeting of the Tucson Shambhala Meditation Center's leadership council. Continue »

Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana

May 29th

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

Learn to Meditate

June 5th

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

Summer Weekthün

with Shastri Marilyn Moore

June 10th—June 16th

Weekthün is an intensive, week-long meditation retreat for new and experienced meditators interested in deepening their mindfulness-awareness. Continue »