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

Garuda Region - Regional Encampment

with Shastri Andrew Sacamano, Heidi Mecklenburg, Anna Weinstein

April 20th—April 24th

Garuda Region is happy to announce the Spring 2017 Regional Encampment at Whitetail Campground at 8000’ in the Catalina Mountains. Continue »

Wisdom In Everyday Life

with Gail McDonald & Annie Franklin

May 3rd—May 31st

A 5 week experiential course with contemplations, self-inquiries, & discussions. Continue »

The Heart of Warriorship Level V: Open Sky

with Shastri Larry Higgins

May 5th—May 7th

Communicating with the world gently and fearlessly, our awareness is sharpened and we find the open clear sky of mind—a delightful source of wisdom and uplifted energy. Continue »