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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:

Developing Patience
February 18th - March 25th
We can suppress anger and aggression or act it out, either way making things worse for ourselves and others. Or we can practice patience: wait, experience the anger and investigate its nature. Pema Chödrön discusses the powerful practice of Developing Pat
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Sunday Morning Sitting Meditation and Maitri Bhavana
March 8th
Regular Sunday morning sitting meditation with Maitri Bhavana, Reading and Discussion.
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Introduction To Meditation – Weekend Intensive (Shambhala Level 1)
March 27th - March 29th
This weekend training, which is now being offered for only $50, provides a gentle introduction to mindfulness-awareness meditation practice as a means to experiencing our nature as fundamentally and intrinsically good.
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Tucson Shambhala Meditation Center
3250 North Tucson Boulevard, Tucson,  AZ 85716
Tel. 520-829-0108    Email:

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