The Shelburne Falls Shambhala Center is part of a wonderfully diverse community of 165 meditation centers founded by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and led by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche.
The Shambhala Buddhist path combines the teachings of the Kagyu and Nyingma traditions of Tibetan Buddhism with the Shambhala view of living an uplifted life, fully engaged with the world. We share a genuine connection to contemplative practice and the aspiration to realize a more wakeful, sane society.
Yet our Shelburne Falls Center is also different from the other larger Shambhala Meditation Centers:
This beautiful small building overlooks a quaint New England hilltown. We are a small committed group of long time Shambhala students who practice together in the Center and who offer meditation programs. We also offer space for individual and group retreats combining the shrine room with the upstairs retreat apartment and the adjacent large apartment building and its generous common space for group activities.
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We invite you to explore our Center and programs designed to help people of all traditions discover their inherent sanity, gentleness and humor. We offer public meditation, Buddhist and Shambhala teachings, as well as connections to training in advanced contemplative practices at other Centers.
The area around Shelburne Falls features several other Buddhist centers with whom we maintain cordial and cooperative relationships when it comes to promoting or housing programs, teachers or practitioners.
Friends and members of the Shambhala Center are welcome to attend celebrations, practice events, meetings and gatherings.
The Village of Shelburne Falls itself is its own tourist attraction and the hub of about 10 small hilltowns. The area is uniquely populated with small but high quality cultural assets from artisans to theatre groups, poets, musicians and excellent restaurants. The academic 5-College community in the Amherst area and the beautiful rural setting together contribute to a rich cultural diversity that makes this small region so attractive.