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

Our lineage combines the Kagyü and Nyingma lineages of Tibetan Buddhism, alongside the Shambhala tradition of living an uplifted life, fully engaged with the world.

Our activities include:

  • Instruction in Mindfulness/Awareness Meditation

  • Group meditation practice

  • Weekend meditation programmes and residential retreats – See our Upcoming Programmes

  • Shambhala and traditional Buddhist teachings and practices – For more information see About Us, Shambhala TrainingShambhala Path

New activities will be posted when these resume.  For enquiries, please email us at [email protected]

Lotus2The Auckland Shambhala Centre is currently closed.  As of May 2021, we are moving house, and planning our future focus, which is quite exciting.  We will be back!
Please simply send us an email to [email protected]
and we’ll make sure you get updates



Understanding Recent Events in Shambhala

In July 2018, the Shambhala international community was  rocked by allegations of sexual misconduct by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Our hearts go out to people within our international community who were harmed.

Sakyong Mipham relinquished his teaching and administrative involvement with Shambhala;  Shambhala internationally appointed a new, independent Board of Directors,  and a Process Team was established to support necessary healing, community building and governance directions.  There have been significant shifts in Shambhala worldwide, and there is more to come.  Our lineage inheritance and access to a peerless stream of teachings and teachers is extremely rich: moves are underway to make the fullness of this available more widely and inclusively.

Auckland Shambhala is an independent charitable trust, aligned with a centre in Wellington and a group in Christchurch.

Our intent from late winter 2021 onward is to make available mindfulness-awareness meditation instruction along with the Buddhist and Shambhala teachings available to as many people as we can, in the most accessible way.

Very warmly,

Auckland Shambhala Centre