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

Shambhala Training Level III: Warrior in the World

with Shastri Joel Wachbrit

February 23rd—February 25th

In this weekend retreat we examine our habitual tendencies and develop the fearlessness needed to experience our life without relying on the cocoon of past habits. Continue »

Way of Shambhala: Fearlessness In Everyday Life (FIEL)

with Justin Blemly & Gail McDonald

February 26th—March 26th

By exploring the entrapping emotions of hope and fear, we learn to soar fearlessly. Continue »

Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana

March 2nd

These Full Moon gatherings are a community practice for members to celebrate and strengthen our understanding of basic goodness and enlightened society. Continue »

Learn to Meditate

March 6th

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

Sacred Path: Outrageous & Inscrutable

with Shastri Kim Kelso

March 23rd—March 25th

These fruitional dignities - Garuda and Dragon - refer to the extraordinary skill of a practiced warrior. Continue »

Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana

March 31st

These Full Moon gatherings are a community practice for members to celebrate and strengthen our understanding of basic goodness and enlightened society. Continue »

Learn to Meditate

April 3rd

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

Shambhala Training Level IV: Awakened Heart

with Shastri Larry Higgins

April 27th—April 29th

With trust in basic goodness and daring to experience the sharp edge of reality, we move forward with gentleness, increased awareness, and inquisitiveness about the world, as it is. Continue »

Learn to Meditate

May 1st

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