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. 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

Walking in the Footsteps of Buddha: Photo Story of Buddha’s Journey and Overview of Buddha’s Teachings

with Ms. Tere Miller

January 22nd

Please join Tere Miller for an evening of interesting stories, beautiful photos and a short overview of Buddhist traditions and teachings. This event is free and open to the public. Continue »

Mamo Chants (Dön Season)

February 13th—February 22nd

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

Shambhala Training Level II: Birth of the Warrior

with Shastri Joel Wachbrit

March 27th—March 29th

Build on the foundation of meditation practice that was introduced in Shambhala Level I, and explore how habitual ways of thinking, termed cocoon in Shambhala Training, obscure the raw brilliance of ourselves and the world we live in. Continue »