Spark your heart and mind through the practice of meditation.

Shambhala Vision is rooted in the principle that every human being has a fundamental nature of basic goodness. This nature can be developed in daily life so that it radiates out to family, friends, community and society.

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Weekly Meditation Gatherings

Every Sunday, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Please join us for sitting and walking meditation in the Shambhala tradition.  All are welcome, newcomers and those familiar with practice.


Dear Members and Friends, 

We hope you are well and in good health.

After additional conversation, the governing council had decided to continue with the suspension of our Sunday group open due to the continuing risks associated with the coronavirus. The number of diagnosed cases in the St. Louis area has not yet leveled off and this virus spreads quickly. Accordingly, Group practice will be suspended through Sunday, May 31, 2020. We will continue to monitor the situation and offer updates.

We recognize that what we offer is valuable in times like these. However, we feel that suspending our group sits is the kindest thing we can do for the health and safety of our members and friends, particularly those who are most vulnerable. In the next few weeks, we invite you to practice together at home. As we practice, may we extend compassion toward all who are affected directly by the pandemic through sickness, quarantine, scarcity, fear and stress. Stay well!

Warm regards,

Gwin, Nancy, Tony & Ro

St Louis Shambhala Governing Council

Winter Weather NoteIf a Sunday sit must be cancelled due to weather conditions, a notice will be posted in this space and on our Facebook page by 9:30 a.m.

We are currently reading Welcoming the Unwelcome, Wholehearted Living in a Brokenhearted World ~ by Pema Chodron.


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Shambhala is an international community of urban meditation and rural retreat centers founded by the Vidyadhara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, and now led by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Learn about our vision, lineage & community. More →

Ongoing Offerings

Our group offers a rich array of ongoing practices free to the public including weekly public sitting meditation hours and dharma talks. No prior meditation experience required to attend.  All are welcome. More →