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

Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana

June 27th

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

Ashe Society

July 7th

A monthly gathering of the Tucson Ashe Society. Continue »

Council Meeting

July 8th

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

Practice and Education Open House

with Justin Blemly

July 11th

If you’re new to meditation, or a regular practitioner and would like clarification, this is an opportunity to learn more about our weekend retreats, practice events and educational offerings at Tucson Shambhala. Continue »

Sadhana of Mahamudra

July 13th

An open, community practice of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche's "Sadhana of Mahamudra". Continue »

Learn to Meditate

July 18th

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

Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana

July 27th

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

August 1st

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

Ashe Society

August 4th

A monthly gathering of the Tucson Ashe Society. Continue »

Pema Chödrön: A Three Part Video Retreat

August 6th—August 20th

Please save the date! More information and registration will be available soon. Continue »