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.

View our Monthly Calendar of Classes and Retreats

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 6pm to 7pm for the “Awake Providence!” series.  Everyone is invited to this weekly, drop-in event featuring a mix of meditation, mindfulness talk, discussion and an opportunity to socialize.  Each month we have an Art presentation, a Talk, and two Basic Goodness presentations. The first Thursday of each month is Open House which is open to everyone to ask questions about meditation and Shambhala. See The View for complete schedule.