Welcome to Dartmouth!

Welcome to the Dartmouth Shambhala Meditation Group, a friendly community that welcomes both beginner and experienced meditators alike to join us for meditation and learning.

Our programs and talks offer options for both new and experienced practitioners. We continue to focus on providing rich teachings and an uplifting environment for meditation in support of making Enlightened Society possible.

Tuesday evenings are Community Practice Nights, held from 7 to 9:00 P.M. First time and long time practitioners of meditation are invited to deepen their practice through meditation, contemplation and discussion. Community Practice programs are often offered as a series of talks on a specific theme.

If you are new to meditation, we offer meditation instruction on Tuesday evenings at 7:00 P.M.

If you are seeking a more concentrated period of practice, we invite you to attend our  Half-Nyinthun (half-day of sitting). The Half Nyinthun is held quarterly. Check this website for dates and details of these events. The Half Nyinthuin begins at 9:00 A.M with sitting and walking meditation. We will have a tea break from 10:45 to 11:00 A.M. after which we invite you to stay and continue sitting for group guided meditation from 11:00 A.M. to noon (Introduction to Meditation). We hope you and your family will also join us for our community potluck lunch from noon to 1:00 P.M..

Continuing throughout the year we offer diverse programs and special practice and study events offered by visiting teachers. See our calendar page for what is happening.

We warmly invite you to explore inherent sanity, gentleness and humor.
“Enlightened society is not a utopia, but a place where we are brave enough to see— and be—just who we are, surrendering our fantasies of something better. When we do that, the discovery of our own goodness on this planet becomes an exercise in appreciation and wonderment. Slowing down to self-reflect and feel our worthiness, and to feel confidence in it, creates space. Then we have the actual intelligence to know which way to go.”

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche
The Shambhala Principle

New to Shambhala?

Shambhala is an international community of urban meditation and rural retreat centers founded by the Vidyadhara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, and now led by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Learn about our vision, lineage & community. More →

Ongoing Offerings

Our centre offers a rich array of ongoing offerings free to the public including weekly public sitting meditation hours and dharma talks. No prior meditation experience required to attend.  All are welcome. More →