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Please note that the Brighton Shambhala Meditation Group is currently not active. If you are invested in Shambhala, the nearest centre is in Clapham.

Shambhala Buddhism is rooted in the principle that every human being has a fundamental nature of basic goodness. This nature can be developed in daily life through the practice of meditation, so that it radiates out to family, friends, community and society. According to the Shambhala tradition we are living through an age of intense greed and aggression. We harm ourselves, each other and our planet. The Shambhala teachings offer an antidote to this crisis. They were the basis of the legendary Kingdom of Shambhala, a society that fostered the inherent goodness of its people.  Shambhala vision tells us that through meditation we can experience a natural source of radiance and brilliance in the world, which is the innate wakefulness of human beings.

“An enlightened society would be based upon the most deep, simple, and natural principle,” says Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, the living lineage holder of the Shambhala teachings. “That society would have an unequivocal and deep sense of confidence. This confidence would not be based upon competitiveness or arrogance, nor would it be tinged with paranoia. The society would be awake, and enriched by the most inexhaustible principle.” From this deep, profoundly human foundation, it is possible to extend out and create what the Shambhala tradition calls “enlightened society.”
This vision offers possibilities for a radical paradigm shift – not a utopia, but a culture in which life’s challenges are met with kindness, generosity and courage In action, Shambhala is both a spiritual path of study and meditation that helps us work with our minds, as well as a path of serving others and engaging with our world. These vital and timely teachings open the door to the compassionate care for ourselves and others.


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 group offer a way to connect to Shambhala Buddhism through online classes and occasional meditation and Shambhala Buddhist weekend programmes.


Our London Centre in Clapham offer a full range of programmes and weekly meditation drop in sessions. More →

Recent News

  • Last Meditation Drop-in Thursday 21st April 2016

    Dear Friends, We will be holding our last meditation drop-in for the time being on Thursday 21st April at Jing. We will be continuing to offer weekend events which will be posted on our website.