Learn to meditate and naturally grow your confidence, mindful awareness, and compassion.  We invite you to explore our programs designed to help people of all traditions discover their inherent sanity, gentleness and humor.

At the Shambhala Meditation Center of Providence we  offer a wide variety of classes and retreats in introductory meditation, Shambhala Buddhism, and Contemplative Arts. We hope to see you at one of our weekly programs!


Ultimately, both the mind and the body are something we should cherish. The body is the magical horse, and the mind is the magical jewel.  ~ Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche


New to Shambhala?

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 new community magazine, Shambhala Times, website is full of great articles.

Shambhala Day

Shambhala Day, Thursday February 19, 2015 marks the beginning of the new year of the Wood Sheep in the lunar calendar and is one of the most important traditions of Shambhala Buddhism. On Shambhala Day we express the wealth and richness of our spiritual and cultural heritage through feasting, conviviality, and elegance. In the afternoon, we will practice and watch Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche’s live annual address. In the evening we will gather for a festive dinner, including a showing of the recorded talk. Recognizing that Shambhala Day is mid-week this year, we hope this schedule will allow many to attend the celebration. More →

Learn to Meditate

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. In any given month, there are presentations and discussions on many aspects of Art, Basic Goodness and Meditation. The first Thursday of each month is an 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.

View our Monthly Calendar of Classes and Retreats