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. 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 at 5:15 pm. There is a video of the Sakyong giving meditation instruction at: http://shambhala.org/learn-to-meditate/
  • 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 meet on October 23
  • New Moon Oct 30 10:38 AM
  • Full Moon Nov 14 6:52 AM


Shambhala Announcements

Shambhala Online - http://shambhalaonline.org/

Shambhala Resources - http://phoenix.shambhala.org/resources/

Lion's Roar - http://www.lionsroar.com/

Shambhala Mountain Center - http://www.shambhalamountain.org/

The Science of Meditation
The Science of Meditation Summit will feature lessons on the traditional practice of meditation, insights from cutting edge research on meditation, and practical tools to bring the practice and principles of meditation into your daily life.

You’ll learn from over 20 of today’s leading researchers, renowned thought leaders, and wisdom holders, including Dr. Matthieu Ricard, Dr. Kelly McGonigal, Dr. B. Alan Wallace, Acharya Fleet Maull, Dr. Evan Thompson, Dr. Emma Seppäla, Dr. Dan Siegel, Ven. Thubten Chodron, Dr. Rick Hanson, Dr. Amishi Jha, Acharya Melissa Moore, Dr. John Makransky, Culadasa, Dr. Erika Rosenburg, Rev. angel Kyodo williams, Dr. Kristin Neff, Acharya Gaylon Ferguson, and many more.

For more information go to https://online.shambhalamountain.org/

General Announcements

Tricycle - http://www.tricycle.com/


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