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.
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

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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 

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    Meditation and Yoga by Leila Cranford

    Not all meditators practice yoga, but meditation is a foundational practice in hatha yoga – or yoga, as we simply call it in the west.  A robust yoga practice includes regular meditation (dhyana) as well as postures and breathwork.  The seminal Yoga Sutras, in fact, lays out the Eight Limbs that form the the yogi’s … Continue 

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    Feed the Right Wolf

    Last week during our normal Heart of Recovery meeting, (Hint: Every Sunday at 6pm!!) this allegory was brought up during our open discussion: An old Cherokee was telling his grandson about the struggle that takes place within all of us. He said, ‘My son, the conflict is between two wolves that live inside us. One … Continue 

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    Dallas Queer Dharma Group

      The Dallas Shambhala Center hosted its first Queer Dharma monthly meeting this Thursday evening from 7-9pm.  We had an excellent turnout for this new program, and we are very excited to be able offer this program to the greater Dallas community. We are the only GLBT dharma group in the Dallas metroplex.  We will … Continue