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

Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana

July 27th

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

August 1st

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

Ashe Society

August 4th

A monthly gathering of the Tucson Ashe Society. Continue »

Pema Chödrön: A Three Part Video Retreat

August 6th—August 20th

In this three part video retreat with Acharya Pema Chodron, we explore ways of applying acceptance and loving kindness no matter what strong throughts or emotions we may be experiencing. Continue »

Art Walk: Tucson Museum of Art

August 11th

Please save the date! More information to follow. Continue »

Learn to Meditate

August 15th

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

Mahayana Practice Group

August 18th

A bodhisattva is a person who lives in the spirit of Buddhism’s bodhisattva vow, committing to put others before oneself, to give up one’s own well-being — even one’s own enlightenment - for the sake of others. Continue »

Council Meeting

August 19th

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

Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana

August 27th

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

Ashe Society

September 1st

A monthly gathering of the Tucson Ashe Society. Continue »