Welcome to the Flagstaff Shambhala Meditation Group

**This flagstaffshambhala.wikidot.com website will soon be replaced by an updated website that uses the Shambhala style sheets. As soon as the new website is functional, we will post the new address here. **

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: We are currently reorganizing and not holding regular meetings. Use the Contact page (on the left-hand side, blue background, there is a link to the contact page) and drop us a message to contact us if you have any questions.

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. Our session starts with a short chant, followed by 30 minutes of silent meditation, and we conclude with the Shambhala evening chants. The chants conclude at about 6:15 pm. Depending on the group consensus, we will talk for the remainder of the session.
  • 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.
  • 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

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When our new website is up and running we will discontinue our use this email list.


Flagstaff Shambhala Announcements

  • We will meet on Sunday. I will post if we need to cancel due to schedule or weather.
  • Tomorrow, July 1, we will have a community meeting after meditation.

General Announcements

Shambhala Announcements

Phoenix Shambhala Meditation Center - https://phoenix.shambhala.org/

Tucson Shambhala Meditation Center - https://tucson.shambhala.org/
Albuquerque Shambhala Meditation Center - https://albuquerque.shambhala.org/

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

Shambhala Online - http://shambhalaonline.org/

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

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


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


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