Welcome to the Dallas Shambhala Meditation Center

Meditation instruction available Tuesdays at 7pm and last Sunday at 10:30am
The Shambhala Meditation Center of Dallas is part of a global community of meditation centers dedicated to the principle that every human being has a fundamental nature of basic goodness. This goodness can be developed in meditation and in daily life to radiate out to family, friends and society.

For information about our Oak Cliff Satellite click: OCS 

You are warmly invited to join us!  
Chihuly forms. Photo by Angela Alston.

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 →

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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 →

From the Blog

  • Important Information Regarding Our Relocation

      Dear Dallas Shambhala Sangha, For many years, a major goal of the Dallas Shambhala Meditation Center has been to establish a lasting and stable presence in the city – a center that is owned, rather than rented. It excites me to announce that in the coming month, we will be moving one step closer … Continue 

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    Hope and the Spiral of Resentment and Violence

    So we continue in the spiral of resentment and violence. It’s shocking to wake up to five dead police officers and, instead of an anonymous street scene from Some City, it’s an intersection I know well.  Then, a week later, three more dead, not so far away. And with so many horrors crowding around, it’s … Continue 

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    Respecting the Earth, suggestions of H.H. Karmapa

    TEN THINGS YOU CAN DO TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE… Make aspiration prayers. We make aspiration prayers for all sentient beings. This should also include the Earth, which sustains us and gives us life. Read, discuss, and develop an understanding of environmental issues and how they affect you and your community. Go vegetarian. Not only will … Continue 

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    Ebola in Our Backyard

    By Megan Bauer Ebola is a horrific disease having a devastating impact on communities in West Africa.  In the last few weeks, it has spread beyond Africa. For many of us, it has been a drama unfolding on the evening news that had no impact on our personal lives, which likely explains our collective inaction. Sadly, … Continue 

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    What’s Bravery Got to Do with It?

    I stumbled into Shambhala three years ago wanting to learn more about meditation.  I figured I’d learn some cool stuff and totally bliss out while trying to get my act together.  A coworker had mentioned they had read a book by Pema Chödrön and suggested I do the same since I was interested in Buddhism. … Continue 

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    Sacred Nowness by Dan Stebbins

    I was recently given the Shambhala name Sacred Nowness. This caused me to reflect on the meaning. I’ve contemplated nowness many times before. I naively tried to capture nowness so I could know what now is. But nowness proved too elusive and enigmatic. Now is all the time we have but it can’t be measured. … Continue