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It is the Shambhala view that every human being has a fundamental nature of goodness, warmth and intelligence. This nature can be developed in daily life so that it radiates out to family, friends, community and society. The essential tool for doing this is meditation – the simple bravery of looking directly at one’s own mind and heart.

Shambhala vision is rooted in the contemplative teachings of Buddhism, yet it is a fresh expression of the spiritual journey for our time.  It is available to practitioners of any tradition.  It is the basis for creating an enlightened society.

St. Margarets Bay Shambhala Centre is part of the  global community of Shambhala Centres and Groups. Our community welcomes people from all walks of life, traditions and religions.

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 →

Ongoing Offerings

St Margarets Bay Shambhala Centre offers an 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.
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