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Montpelier Shambhala

New Location: 46 Barre Street, Montpelier, Vermont

Practice Schedule

Tuesdays from 7:00pm to 8:00pm.

Wednesdays from 6:00pm to 7:00pm.

Sundays sitting and walking meditation from 10:00am to 12:00pm.

New Year (Shambhala Day) Events

Please join us for one or all the Year of the Wood Sheep Shambhala Day events happening at our beautiful new Shambhala space at 46 Barre Street, February 17-22.

Tuesday Feb 17 7 PM

Shambhala Protector Practice and discussion with Kasung Pablo Coddou.

Wednesday Feb 18 6 PM

Regular Sitting, then afterwards we will clean the shrine, a Shambhala Day Eve tradition, and set up for the new year lhasang and practice.

Thursday Feb 19 6 PM

Starting with a traditional lhasang (smoke offering), we will do the Shambhala Sadhana (please be on time -- we all start together) then around 7:15pm we will have some Light Savories and a reception with toasts and other Shambhala new year traditions

Please RSVP to julie.kaija ( We will provide food, and we will ask you to bring a beverage.

Sunday Feb 22 10 AM

Shambhala Sadhana 10-11 am; At 11 am, we will hear Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche's Shambhala Day Address and Traditional Shambhala Day Fundraising (see explanation below); then a community Pot Luck Lunch. Please be on time for the Sadhana practice, but you are welcome to come at 11 am for the address only.

Regular Events

Open House

First Wednesday of month: 6 - 8 PM

Third Sunday of month: 10 AM - 12

The open house includes guided meditation instruction, sitting practice, and a brief Shambhala talk and discussion, and is then followed by tea, light refreshments and conversation.

The Montpelier Shambhala Study Group is located at 46 Barre Street, Montpelier, Vermont. As part of the Shambhala international community of meditation and retreat centers we are committed to:

  • Practicing and studying the Shambhala Buddhist tradition of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche.
  • Shambhala Arts
  • Nurturing individual and family participation in community, practice and study
  • Being a supportive community that is responsive to members' health and wellbeing
  • Maintaining warmth, flexibility, and a sense of humor in carrying out this vision

For more information on Shambhala and the location of other Shambhala Centers, see