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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:

TRAINING THE MIND: Transforming Confusion into Wisdom
August 13th - September 24th
These teachings help us to cultivate fearlessness and awaken a compassionate heart. With insight and humor, Pema Chödrön presents down-to-earth guidance on how to make friends with ourselves and develop genuine compassion toward others.
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Meditation in Everyday Life
September 27th
This first course of the Way of Shambhala I curriculum, will provide an opportunity to learn and deepen one’s understanding of meditation, with practical suggestions for establishing a sitting practice in the midst of our speedy lives.
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The Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma
September 29th
A reading/study group taking a closer look at this newly edited compilation of the Ven. Chogyam Trungpa's thirteen Vajradhatu Seminary transcripts. All are welcome to attend.
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Tucson Shambhala Meditation Center
3250 North Tucson Boulevard, Tucson,  AZ 85716
Tel. 520-829-0108    Email:

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