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

Profound Treasury: Mahayana Study Group

December 10th—November 11th

Our study group, open to all, will undertake a year-long exploration of the Mahayana, beginning with a 7 part series of "The Bodhisattva Path of Wisdom and Compassion - The Mahayana Teachings of Chogyam Trungpa' Continue »

Millennial Meditation

January 23rd

Building community for 30's and under meditators in Tucson. An opportunity to practice, talk about practice, hang out and eat pizza (very important). Continue »

Mamo Chants (Dön Season)

January 25th—February 3rd

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

Way of the Bodhisattva Study Group

January 26th

Please join us for a year-long, monthly study group exploring Shantideva's "The Way of the Bodhisattva". This group is open to everyone in the community! Continue »

Ashe Society

February 2nd

A monthly gathering of the Tucson Ashe Society. Continue »

Guided Meditation Instruction

February 6th

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

Shambhala Day: Community Celebration

February 9th

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

Millennial Meditation

February 13th

Building community for 30's and under meditators in Tucson. An opportunity to practice, talk about practice, hang out and eat pizza (very important). Continue »

Way of the Moon: Tiger Nyinthün

February 16th

Please save the date. More details to come. Open to Way of the Moon participants. Continue »

Council Meeting

February 17th

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

Guided Meditation Instruction

February 20th

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

Millennial Meditation

February 27th

Building community for 30's and under meditators in Tucson. An opportunity to practice, talk about practice, hang out and eat pizza (very important). Continue »

Ashe Society

March 2nd

A monthly gathering of the Tucson Ashe Society. Continue »

Contentment In Everyday Life

with Bernard Gay & Rae Strozzo

March 5th—April 2nd

By letting go of the struggle to be something "better," we can make space for our inherently intelligent, compassionate, and strong nature to flourish.  Continue »

Guided Meditation Instruction

March 6th

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