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 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 4
  • Sitting meditation starts at 5:30; Meditation Instruction is available at 5:15 pm.
  • After meditation we will discuss Chapters 3, 4, and 5 in "Shambhala - The Sacred Path of the Warrior" by Chogyam Trungpa
  • New Moon Oct 12 5:05 PM MST
  • Full Moon Oct 27 5:05 AM MST


Shambhala Announcements

  • Shambhala Level I: Art of Being Human
      • with Kim Kelso
      • October 9th—October 11th
    • In Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human we glimpse unconditional goodness as the ground of our existence through the practice of meditation. As we open to ourselves with gentleness and appreciation, we begin to see our potential as genuine and compassionate human beings.
  • Shambhala Level II: Birth of the Warrior
    • Prerequisite: Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human
      • with Muffie Noble-Power
      • November 6th—November 8th
    • Shambhala Training Level II: Birth of the Warrior builds on the foundation of the meditation practice that was introduced in Level I and explores how habitual ways of thinking obscure the raw brilliance of the world we live in.
  • Shambhala Level III: Warrior in the World
    • Shambhala Level III: Warrior in the World is about bringing the mindfulness and awareness of meditation practice into everyday life - Opening to our sense perceptions, we can venture into the world with a genuineness that is fearless, gentle, and awake.
    • Prerequisite: Shambhala Training Level II
    • December 11th—December 13th

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