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

Way of the Bodhisattva Study Group

December 1st—September 28th

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 »

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 »

Guided Meditation Instruction

March 20th

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

Spring Day-Long Meditation Retreat

March 30th

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

Guided Meditation Instruction

April 3rd

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

Meditation Hall Timekeeper Orientation

with Bernard Gay

April 6th

A free, half day orientation for meditation hall timekeeping. Open to all members of the community who have completed Shambhala Training: Warrior In the World. Continue »

Guided Meditation Instruction

April 17th

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