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

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 »

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 »

Learn to Meditate

September 5th

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

Council Meeting

September 9th

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

Meditation in Everyday Life

with Gail McDonald & Justin Blemly

September 10th—October 1st

Meditation in Everyday Life combines technique and view in a setting of support and community to provide you with all the tools you need to establish a strong and consistent meditation practice. Continue »

Sadhana of Mahamudra

September 14th

An open, community practice of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche's "Sadhana of Mahamudra". Continue »

Sangha Campout on Mount Lemmon

September 14th—September 16th

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