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ONGOING EVENTS (Click here for more details)

Sunday Meditation Practice is held every Sunday from 9:30 AM and 12:30 PM. 

Queer Dharma, for people working with the experience and concerns of LGBTQI, is held every Sunday from 7:30 to 9:00 PM.

Monday Evening Meditation Practice is held every Monday from 6:30 to 7:30 PM.

Young Wisdom, for people in their 20s and 30s, is held every Monday from 8:00 to 9:00 PM.

Wednesday Open House is held every Wednesday from 7:30 to 9:00. A senior student will present a short talk on a topic related to meditation and daily life from the Shambhala Buddhist tradition followed by Q & A.

Heart of Recovery, bringing together Buddhist meditation practice and the Twelve Steps, is held every Thursday from 7:30 to 9:00 PM.

Free Meditation Instruction is available at all Ongoing Events, unless otherwise announced.  Available to the public, individually or in a group.


The Shambhala Meditation Center in New Haven is part of an international community of urban meditation and rural retreat centers founded by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and now led by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche.  Our center offers ongoing training in meditation and study of Buddhist and Shambhala teachings, as well as training in advanced contemplative practices. We invite you to explore our diverse programs designed to help people of all traditions discover their inherent sanity, gentleness and humor.

The Sakyong, Jamgon Mipham Rinpoche and the Sakyong Wangmo, Khandro Tseyang Palmo

As part of Shambhala International, the Shambhala Meditation Center in New Haven offers practice and study in the lineage of Shambhala Buddhism, unique in the world of Western Buddhism.  This lineage combines the teachings of the Kagyü and Nyingma lineages of Tibetan Buddhism and the Shambhala view of living an uplifted life, fully engaged with the world. 


Warrior in the World, Level III; Sept. 18-20, 2015.

For Members only: Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana, July 31, 2015.

See program listings for more details and to register.



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Upcoming Programs:

Warrior in the World - Level III
September 18th - September 20th
We examine our habitual tendencies and develop the fearlessness needed to experience our life without relying on the cocoon of past habits. Beginning to engage the world directly, we extend this attitude of fearlessness to all of our activities.
more info

A Weekend of Kayaking Meditation on the Connecticut River
October 2nd - October 4th
Roger Guest will be leading another Listening Mind/Kayak Retreat at Camp Claire, Connecticut. Please consider joining us.
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New Haven Shambhala Center
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