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 November 6 - 5:15PM Gather ; 5:30PM Meditation starts Suite B-3
    • In Suite D-4 We will have a potluck and watch a Pema Chodron video prior to our weekly meditation session.
    • Gather 3:45PM ; Watch video and then discuss 4:00PM ; Transition to B-3 for Meditation 5:15PM
  • Full Moon Nov 14 6:52 AM
  • New Moon Nov 29 5:18 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/

General Announcements

  • Taking Mindfulness off the Cushion: Foundations of Compassionate Communication Workshop
  • December 9 @ 6:30 pm - December 11 @ 4:00 pm
    • This workshop will teach practical skills for intra- and interpersonal dialogue using a model called Compassionate (Nonviolent) Communication (CC) that is used around the globe to resolve conflicts, enhance relationships, and improve well-being. Through interactive learning exercises focused on the foundations and skills of CC and periods of sitting and walking meditation, participants will increase their capacity to bring compassion and mindfulness to their relationships. This workshop is designed for persons with some mindfulness meditation experience and for those who are either new to CC or have some experience with the model.
    • There is NO FEE for this course. These teachings have been sustained by the 2,500 year old tradition of dana, a Pali word meaning “generosity.” The teacher receives no compensation for his services. Participants are invited to help support FIMC and the teacher in a way they feel they can afford through donations. In the act of giving, we develop our ability to let go, cultivate a spirit of caring, and honor our inter-connectedness.
  • Registration is Required:

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