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The Tucson Shambhala Center is a fragrance-free space. We request that members and visitors refrain from using products that contain scents, such as colognes, lotions, sprays, oils, and incense. We appreciate your understanding.


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Shambhala Online offers online sessions of various subject matter. Some sessions will be for specific topics and/or specific practice groups. Follow the link and check out their calendar for more information and registration.

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The vision of Shambhala is that a gentle and dignified life based on meditative understanding is accessible to everyone, and can blossom into enlightened society. Contemplative practices bring to our ordinary lives a natural sense of goodness, fearlessness, and humor. We welcome everyone who would like to learn meditation practice and who aspires to expand the experience of gentleness and non-aggression into all areas of life.

The Tucson Shambhala Meditation Center is part of an international community of urban meditation and rural retreat centers founded by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and further developed by his son and lineage holder Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. At our center, located at 3250 North Tucson Boulevard, we offer basic meditation classes, free meditation instruction, a curriculum of Buddhist studies and Shambhala Training—a progressive series of weekend workshops that help students develop a personal meditation practice in order to engage more fully and compassionately in the world. TSMC also provides many opportunities for communal gatherings, celebrations, and events.

We invite you to explore our diverse programs designed to help people of all traditions discover their inherent sanity, gentleness and humor.

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Upcoming Programs:

Parinirvana of the Venerable Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche
April 5th
Parinirvana of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche Sunday April 6 9 am - 11 am (Although his parinirvana falls on April 4, we will celebrate it at the center on Sunday April 6)
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Learn To Meditate
April 7th
Meditation is a natural state of the human mind—at rest, open, alert. The basic meditation technique predates all religious traditions, though it is used in one way or another by each of them.
more info

Meditation in Everyday Life
April 8th - May 6th
These friendly classes provide an opportunity to learn, discuss, and practice the connection between sitting practice and meeting the challenges of everyday living.
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Tucson Shambhala Meditation Center
3250 North Tucson Boulevard, Tucson,  AZ 85716
Tel. 520-829-0108    Email:

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