Welcome to the Shelburne Falls Shambhala Center

We invite you to explore our Center. We offer programs designed to help people of all traditions discover their inherent sanity, gentleness and goodness as well as public meditation and Shambhala Buddhist teachings.


Starting November 5th
The Lost Art of Good Conversation
A New Course of Study Continuing through mid December

In a world of iPhones and connectivity to social media and email, we are all in constant connection with one another. Then why are so many people feeling burned out, distant from colleagues, and abandoned by family and friends? In this new book from the bestselling author of Running with the Mind of Meditation, the Sakyong uses the basic principles of the Shambhala tradition – meditation and a sincere belief in the inherent wisdom, compassion, and courage of all beings – to help readers to listen and speak more mindfully with loved ones, co-workers, strangers and even ourselves.

Class Will Meet Sundays 10:00 – 12 Noon For Meditation, Reading and Discussion.
The class is free and based on the book The Lost Art of Good Conversation. Please register to ensure enough books are available. The book will cost less than $15.00.
To register or for questions email: shelburnefallsshambhala@gmail.com
Donations to the center are welcome.



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.

For more information about our retreat apartment, please click here.