Spark your heart and mind through the practice of meditation.

Shambhala Vision is rooted in the principle that all human beings possess a fundamental nature of basic goodness.  Our confidence in this goodness can be developed in daily life so that it radiates out to family, friends, community and society.

Shambhala Day 2014

The Charlottesville Shambhala Meditation Group is a community for individuals who share a common interest in meditation as a path to personal and social transformation.  Our group is part of a thriving international community of over 200 Shambhala Centers and groups across the world.

Every Tuesday from 7:30-9:00 PM, starting September 12, we will be offering PresenceLab, a program that introduces people to the Shambhala principles while learning and practicing sitting meditation, mindful movement and an interactive meditation form called social meditation. PresenceLab will be held at The Yellow Door, an acupuncture and mind-body studio located in Belmont at 110 Goodman St.

Meditation Instruction is available each week.  All are welcome.

In addition to local programs and gatherings, our group director can provide guidance on how to tap into the rich array of programs and retreats offered at other Shambhala locations, including our sister centers in Baltimore and Washington, D.C.  For more information email:

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 →

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 →

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