Spark your heart and mind through meditation
The Seattle Shambhala Meditation Center is a vibrant community with a warm approach to the study and practice of meditation. We provide instruction in mindfulness-awareness meditation for beginners and for experienced practitioners, a diverse variety of evening and weekend programs and group meditation sessions. We offer tools to help discover greater compassion, confidence, wisdom and joy in our day-to-day life.
The Shambhala teachings offer a way to extend our personal transformation for the benefit of society as a whole. We discover the wisdom, sanity and goodness within our seemingly complex and chaotic minds, and the inherent goodness in the world around us.
You are warmly invited to join us!
There are many ways to get acquainted with Shambhala Buddhism and the people at the Seattle Center. Join us for an Open House with meditation instruction, a dharma talk and social time on Thursday evenings at the Seattle Center. More →
Pema Chödrön is one of the most prominent Buddhist teachers in the West. She is widely known for her charming and down-to-earth teachings. She is an ordained nun, author, and senior teacher (achraya) in Shambhala. More →
The Seattle Shambhala Meditation Center is a member supported organization. Membership is a way to express appreciation for what Shambhala provides and help make it available to others. Learn more about getting involved.
Our center offers a rich array of ongoing programs free to the public including weekly public sitting meditation hours and dharma talks. No prior meditation experience required to attend. All are welcome. More →
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.
With the exception of a few key administrative positions, the volunteer service of members is what keeps our Center going. Giving our time and talents to the work of our community is vital to the health of the community and to our own progress on the path. Learn more about current volunteer opportunities.