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

October 24th

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

November 3rd

A monthly gathering of the Tucson Ashe Society. Continue »

Learn to Meditate

with Damon Gay

November 7th

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

Shambhala Householder Program

with Ulrike Halpern

November 9th—November 10th

This program introduces a grassroots, powerful way to work with the challenge of integrating the Shambhala teachings with the activities of our daily lives. Restricted to Shambhala Members who have completed Rigden Weekend. Continue »

Council Meeting

November 11th

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

Learn to Meditate

November 21st

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

Ashe Society

December 1st

A monthly gathering of the Tucson Ashe Society. Continue »

Learn to Meditate

December 5th

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

Learn to Meditate

December 19th

Winter Solstice Retreat

December 22nd

Please join us for our winter day-long meditation retreat! Continue »

Weekend Retreat: The Art of Being Human

with Shastri Kim Kelso

January 4th—January 6th (2019)

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

Essential Heart of Kasungship

with David Hagan

January 19th (2019)

Mamo Chants (Dön Season)

January 25th—February 3rd (2019)

A series of ten practice events to avert whatever negativity has accumulated during the year. Continue »

Drala Day

February 9th (2019)

An opportunity to uplift and refresh the physical environment of the Tucson Shambhala Center. Continue »

Shambhala Day (Observed)

February 10th (2019)

Come celebrate Shambhala Day 2019 at Tucson Shambhala Meditation Center Continue »