Cleveland Shambhala Meditation Center

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.

Click here to see our monthly calendar

Chicago Special Event : Shambhala Guide Training 

See Chicago Shambhala Center Programs page for details.

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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

Generosity (click to see our Generosity Policy)

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.

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Join Our Sangha

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.

Everyone is welcome.

Read more about membership here.

 

 

Shambhala Meditation

New to Shambhala?

Shambhala is an international community of urban meditation and rural retreat centers founded by the Vidyadhara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, and now led by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Learn about our vision, lineage & community. More →

Shambhala Meditation

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

Shambhala Household Weekend (Adult)

with The Druk Sakyong Wangmo, Lady Diana Mukpo

September 27th—September 28th - Date postponed or cancelled

Introduces a powerful way to work with the challenge of integrating the Shambhala teachings and practices we are given with the mundane yet profound activities of our daily lives. Continue »

Meditation In Everyday Life

with Barbara Cromer, Ann Palomo, Melissa Van

October 3rd—October 31st

Meditation in Daily Life provides an opportunity to deepen the experience and understanding of meditation for new students. Continue »

Harvest of Peace

October 6th

Come celebrate the bounty of the season at Cleveland Shambhala! Harvest of Peace is one of Shambhala’s Nyida holidays, marking the changing of the seasons. Continue »

Shambhala Sadhana practice

October 6th

The monthly full-moon Shambhala Sadhana practice Continue »