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Shambhala is an international community of urban meditation and rural retreat centers founded by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, and now led by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Learn about our vision, lineage & community. The community magazine, Shambhala Times, website is full of great articles.

The SMCP Blog

Cover photo of Crowded by Beauty

The Poet is Profound.
   The Poet is a Jester.

Interview with Acharya David Schneider on new book he’s written, Crowded by Beauty: the Art and Zen of Poet Philip Whalen. By Valerie Lorig and edited by J. R. Gilness.

When author David Schneider was a fledgling student of Zen, he and his cohorts celebrated the end of retreat with a picnic at the crest of a mountain. See article

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Free Meditation instruction is offered during our weekly group meditation sessions: Sundays 10am to noon and Wednesdays 5:30pm to 6:45pm.  Everyone is welcome!

Awake! Providence

Join us every Thursday evening from 6-7pm for Awake! Providence. These drop-in programs are a medley of tasty refreshments, interesting conversation and a short meditation. Everyone is invited from first-time visitors to frequent guests. Each month, there are presentations and discussions on aspects of Art, Basic Goodness and Meditation. The first Thursday of each month is an introductory Welcome to Shambhala. See The View, the Center’s weekly newsletter, for the complete schedule. You can sign up for the newsletter just to the right.

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