The Cleveland Shambhala Meditation Center will be closed (physical location) through Sunday, May 31, 2020

For more information see the Center Closure Message.

We are hosting online meditations three times a week. See our program schedule.


The Cleveland Shambhala Meditation Center is a place to practice meditation and study Buddhism, as introduced to the West by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. We are pleased to offer a wide range of support for people interested in meditation, such as teaching meditation to beginners, assisting in establishing a meaningful practice, and helping experienced practitioners maintain plus expand their practices.

At the Center everyone is welcome. Check out our hours to plan your visit. Additionally, check out the Frequently Asked Questions, if it will be your first time.


Plan your visit…

Check out our
center hours
. Also, get your questions answered with our FAQ

Study Buddhism

Learn more about Shambhala Buddhism.

Start Meditating

Looking to start meditating? Check out our meditation starting guide.

Learn about Membership

Looking for a community of mediators? Becoming a member has benefits.

We commit to:

  • Practice and study of the Shambhala Buddhist tradition of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche.
  • Offer training in the many aspects of this tradition, including:
    • Mindfulness/Awareness Meditation Practice
    • Hinayana, Mahayana, Vajrayana Buddhism
    • Shambhala Teachings
    • Nalanda Arts and Education
    • Kasungship
  • Provide an uplifting, friendly atmosphere where everyone is welcome.
  • Nurture individual and family participation in community, practice, and study.
  • Be a supportive community that is responsive to members’ health and well-being.
  • Maintain warmth, flexibility and a sense of humor in carrying out this vision.

Featured Programs

Online Sunday meditation instruction for new meditators

May 3rd—May 31st

New to meditation? This is for you! Continue »

Online Foundations For Freedom: The Hinayana

May 17th—June 28th

In the spirit of “returning to square one” a group of Acharyas were inspired to offer to the community an in-depth study of the foundational Buddhist teachings of the Hinayana. Continue »

Family Meditation

June 14th

Families join together to engage in some gentle mindfulness practice and other activities Continue »

Family Meditation

July 12th

Families join together to engage in some gentle mindfulness practice and other activities. Continue »