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

Leadership Council Retreat

November 18th

A half-day retreat for members of the Tucson Shambhala Governance Council. Continue »

Council Meeting

November 18th

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

Millennial Meditation Meetup

with Justin Blemly

November 24th

Get to know other 30's and under meditators in Tucson. A chance to practice, talk about practice, hang out and eat pizza (very important). Continue »

Meditation in Everyday Life

with Bernard Gay & Justin Blemly

November 27th—December 18th

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 »

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 »

Council Meeting

December 9th

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

Learn to Meditate

December 19th

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

Winter Day-Long Retreat

December 22nd

Join us for a full day of meditation practice! Continue »

Weekend Retreat: The Art of Being Human

with Shastri Kim Kelso

January 4th—January 6th (2019)

Opening to ourselves with gentleness and appreciation, we begin to see our potential as genuine and compassionate human beings. This weekend is recommended for new and experienced meditators, as well as for those looking to enrich their existing spiritual Continue »

Essential Heart of Kasungship

with David Hagan

January 19th (2019)

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

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 »