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Welcome to the Cleveland Shambhala Meditation Center

We are part of an international Buddhist community of meditation and retreat centers founded by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche.  He taught about a legendary kingdom, Shambhala, famous for being an enlightened society.  He also taught the principle that every human being has a fundamental nature of basic goodness, our innate wisdom.  This principle inspires our community. Therefore, we work to develop this nature.  Doing so benefits our own lives and helps meet the many challenges facing the world.

This Center is home to a welcoming and diverse sangha.  Sangha is the Sanskrit term for “community of practitioners.”  Sangha is, also, one of the three jewels of Buddhism.  Thus as a sangha, we share a genuine connection to contemplative practice and aspire to realize an enlightened society.

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

While everybody is welcome to attend our many types of events, please read more about becoming a member. Becoming a member helps enrich your practice. It also helps the center provide the offered services for the public.

Our Sangha is Committed To:


We have been providing meditation and Buddhist studies to northeast Ohio for over 30 years.  We look forward to meeting you during one of our weekly offerings or special programs.


Featured Programs

Tai Chi

with M. Jared Blakesmith

November 30th—January 4th (2020)

Join us in learning an practicing Tai Chi! Continue »

Shambhala Sadhana practice

December 10th

The monthly full-moon Shambhala Sadhana practice Continue »