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

Contentment In Everyday Life (CIEL)

with Gail McDonald & Greg Pierotti

October 30th—November 27th

This 5 week course explores this question through talks, guided meditations, reflective investigations and group discussions. Continue »

The Brush is Connected to the Heart

with Anne Saitzyk

November 18th

A day-long contemplative art retreat. Continue »

Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana

December 2nd

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

Shambhala Training Level II: Birth of the Warrior

with Gail McDonald

December 8th—December 10th

This weekend builds on the foundation of the meditation practice that was introduced in Level I and explores how habitual ways of thinking obscure the raw brilliance of the world we live in. Continue »