Local Area Resources

The Shelburne Falls Shambhala Center is located in the beautiful village of Shelburne Falls in Western Massachusetts along the Deerfield River.  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, rich local history, and excellent restaurants and local farms.  The area is also known for its natural beauty and easy access to many outdoor recreation activities including hiking, biking, whitewater rafting and skiing. 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.

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Please see the links below for a sampling of local attractions and activities:

Shelburne Falls Business Directory Restaurant listings and a comprehensive list of things to do and see in the area

Shelburne Falls Bridge of Flowers

Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum

High Ledges Wildlife Sanctuary

Shelburne Falls Memorial Hall Theater

Shelburne Falls Bowling Alley: Candlepin bowling since 1906

Shelburne Falls Yoga Center

Berkshire East Ski Area

Other Local Tibetan Buddhist Centers:

This rural area is also home to other major meditation centers with whom we have cooperative and friendly relationships

Tsegyalgar Dzogchen Community of Chögyal Namkhai Norbu in Conway Mass

Maha Siddha Nyigmapa Center in Hawley Mass