Welcome to the Flagstaff Shambhala Meditation Group

The Flagstaff Shambhala Meditation Group is a division of Shambhala International. The international community of Shambhala Buddhism was founded by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and is now led by the Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Our lineage of teachers is rooted in the Kägyü and Nyingma schools of Tibetan Buddhism.

Our foundation practice is Shamatha–Vipassana (Mindfulness–Awareness) meditation. We offer free initial and ongoing meditation instruction. In general, our meetings consist of about a half-hour period of meditation, followed by tea and snacks and a talk, video, or discussion. We also offer a variety of contemplative meditation techniques and other practices. We read the Heart Sutra the last Wednesday of each month and the Sadhana of Mahamudra on Wednesday evenings when they coincide with the full moon. The series of Shambhala Training Levels are available at the Phoenix Shambhala Center and the Tucson Shambhala Center, as well as other Centers around the world.

We are a small, vibrant group of people who are concerned with developing our meditation practices and studying Shambhala and Buddhist teachings. We strive to help ourselves and others discover our inherent sanity, gentleness, and humor, and to develop confidence, equanimity, and compassion.


  • Meetings: every Sunday (unless communicated otherwise — we occasionally cancel for holidays and snow)
  • Time: 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm — Sitting meditation starts at 5:30; Meditation Instruction is available between 5:00 and 5:15 pm.
  • Location:
    • Bell Garden Buddhist Center, 2708 N. 4th St., Suite B3 (on the left side), Flagstaff, AZ
      • In the Knoles Village Square, just north of Sonic and behind Roof Dancers.
      • For special events or when the meditation hall is being used for other programs, we will meet in their classroom space in Suite D4 (upstairs in the middle building).
  • Bus access:
      • Route 7 stops along N. 4th St. near Bell Garden
      • Route 2 stops one block north and 3 short blocks east of Bell Garden


Flagstaff Shambhala Announcements

  • We will be meeting April 26
  • Weekly meditation including the Heart Sutra followed by tea and dharma discussion.

Shambhala Announcements

Wisdom in Action

  • Shambhala Mountain Center July 8-12
  • Keynote talks from Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, experiential workshops with change makers Acharya Fleet Maull and Rev. Angel Kyodo Williams, and practice sessions led by Seane Corn.
  • http://www.shambhalamountainonline.org/?page_id=603

Shambhala Online - http://shambhalaonline.org/

General Announcements

Maitreya Loving Kindness Tour

  • Free Public Exhibition
  • Location: Parson's Center for Health and Wellness, 1101 N Central Ave, Phoenix 85004
  • Saturday May 16 and Sunday May 17
  • Opening Ceremony will be on Saturday 10 am to 11 am with special guests:
  • Public viewing Saturday 11 am to 7:00 pm and Sunday 10 am to 5:00 pm
  • Animal Blessings 2:00 to 4 :00 pm

Hosted by Jangchub Gepel Ling (http://www.gepeling.org/14.html)


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