Shambhala Meditation Center of Cleveland

We are part of an international community of urban meditation and rural retreat centers founded by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, now directed by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. We offer public sitting practice and instruction, a core curriculum of Buddhist and Shambhala teachings, as well as training in advanced contemplative practices. We invite you to explore our diverse programs designed to help people of all traditions discover their inherent sanity, gentleness and humor.

We have provided meditation and Buddhist studies to northeast Ohio for over 20 years.

Monthly Calendar

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Open Public Sitting Hours

Sunday Cafe Open Sitting (10am-12pm) – A warm introduction to the Shambhala Center through gathering to share meditation, discussion, food and social time.

Tuesday Open Meditation (7-9pm) – Open group meditation practice. Instruction always available.

Wednesday Open Sitting (EAST SIDE – 7-9pm) – @ The Church of the Good Shepherd, lower level, 23599 Cedar Road. Lyndhurst, OH 44122-1065 (The church is set about 100 yards back from the road)

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We are committed to:

  • Practicing and studying the Shambhala Buddhist tradition of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche.
  • Mindfulness/Awareness Meditation Practice
  • Hinayana, Mahayana, Vajrayana Buddhism
  • Shambhala Teachings
  • Nalanda Arts and Education
  • Kasungship
  • Providing an uplifted, friendly atmosphere where everyone is welcomed.
  • Nurturing individual and family participation in community, practice and study.
  • Being a supportive community that is responsive to members’ health and well-being.
  • Maintaining warmth, flexibility and a sense of humor in carrying out this vision.

 

“Sangha” is the Sanskrit term for “community of practitioners” – one of the three jewels of Buddhism. This Shambhala Meditation Center is home to a wonderfully diverse community who share a genuine connection to contemplative practice and the aspiration to realize a more wakeful, sane society. Friends and members of the Shambhala Center are welcome to attend celebrations, practice events, meetings and gatherings of special interest groups.
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Shambhala Meditation

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Ongoing Offerings

Our centre offers a rich array of ongoing offerings free to the public including weekly public sitting meditation hours and dharma talks. No prior meditation experience required to attend.  All are welcome. More →

Featured Programs

The Art of Being Human - Shambhala Training Level 1

with Debbie McCubbin

November 15th

Through the practice of meditation, we begin to glimpse that goodness—rather than confusion—is the unconditional ground of our existence. Opening to ourselves with gentleness and appreciation, we begin to see our potential as genuine and compassionate hum Continue »

NO open meditation Sunday November 23

November 23rd

Weekend retreat for senior students is taking place. Join us next week! Continue »

NO Wednesday open meditation

November 26th

Wednesday location not available due to holiday Continue »

Nyinthun (open meditation)

November 30th

An extended meditation practice day Continue »

NO Wednesday open meditation

December 24th

Wednesday location not available due to holiday Continue »