Auckland Shambhala Buddhist Meditation Centre

header-flowers-3The Auckland Shambhala Meditation Centre is part of a worldwide community of meditation centres founded by meditation master the Vidyadhara Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and led today by his son Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche.
Our lineage combines the Kagyü and Nyingma lineages of Tibetan Buddhism with the Shambhala tradition of living an uplifted life, fully engaged with the world.

Our meditation centre offers:

 Thursday 29th November, 7pm
 Open House Talk:
  Working With Difficult Times:
Joining Circumstances with the Path

 Jesse Miller

In our culture, we often label things as ‘good’, ‘spiritual’, ‘auspicious’ and so on, whereas the Shambhala teachings tell us that every situation can be part of our path, and lead us to liberation, however uncomfortable that situation seems to be.

Jesse Miller has been a student of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche for at least 35 years and has directed Shambhala programmes since 1991.  A member of the Berkeley Shambhala Centre, California.  Jesse is a regular visitor and much loved teacher in New Zealand

We will start with meditation practice in the usual way
and finish with tea and light supper
Everyone welcome – a small donation is appreciated.




Lotus2Auckland Shambhala Centre is located at:
29A Portage Road, New Lynn
Opposite East-West Organics
(Above DTR Motors – find our red door
at rear of car yard!)


Map to Centre

Resources for Helping our Sangha to Understand Current Events in Shambhala

Our Shambhala community has been rocked by recent allegations of sexual misconduct by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Our hearts go out to people within our international community who have been harmed, and also to people for whom these allegations have brought up past trauma.

We are committed to transparency, and offer the resources below to help you keep up-to-date on developments . Our intent is to remain in a place of openness and listening to our community, and to try our best to pass on any information that we receive.

We intend to continue holding gatherings for sangha members to share and offer support to one another. Please email us at [email protected]  if you would like to join the next gathering.

With warmth,

Auckland Shambhala Centre

Kalapa Media Update 14.7.18

Letter from Shambhala Mountain Centre 10.7.18

Letter from Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche 10.7.18

Letter from the Women Acharyas 8.7.18

A Message from the Office of the Sakyong 6.7.18

Letter from the Kalapa Council regarding leadership transition 6.7.18

Letter from the Kalapa Council 29.6.18

Letter from the Kalapa Council 27.6.18

Letter from Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche to the Shambhala Community 25.6.18

An Olive Branch Website

Shambhala Care and Conduct Policy 2015

Project Sunshine First Report

Project Sunshine Second Report

Helpful writings and teachings 

Ethan Nichtern Reflections on Shambhala

Susan Piver On Shambhala

A video message from Lama Rod Owens

Meditation in the City with Shanté Small  Holding Space, Healing Harm

Tricycle Magazine  Sex in the Sangha…Again (2013 interview)

Pema Chödrön No Right No Wrong