Shambhala Vision

We are a global community of meditators, spiritual practitioners, and people who believe that human beings are basically good.

Shambhala brings together people from all walks of life to learn, through the practice of meditation, to be kind to ourselves and others. We are committed to creating communities where we support one another on our spiritual paths and celebrate life’s journey together, and to creating a society that brings out the best in each of us.

At the heart of our spiritual path are the Shambhala teachings first offered by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, a meditation master in the Kagyu and Nyingma lineages of Tibetan Buddhism. The Shambhala teachings draw from these and other wisdom traditions.

Basic Goodness

Shambhala vision is rooted in the principle that every human being has a fundamental nature of basic goodness. This nature can be brought into daily life so that it radiates out to family, friends, community, and society.

In this time of great difficulty for ourselves, society, and the planet, the Shambhala teachings can help us show up with fearlessness and gentleness, to meet the challenges brought on by intense materialism and aggression.

“Our practices and our teachings are extremely practical. They actually enable us to live with some authenticity and courage, to be who we want to be, and to make a better world.”


Our vision is to help people discover their basic goodness. From this place of kindness and confidence, we can work together to create compassionate, sustainable, and just human societies. We call this “creating enlightened society.”

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