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.

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’re well and in good health.

After much consideration, the governing council has decided to temporarily suspend our Sunday group open sit as a precaution due to the risks associated with the coronavirus. Group practice will be suspended from Saturday, March 14th through Saturday, March 31st. The suspension may be extended if the situation warrants.

While the St. Louis region has not yet seen many diagnosed cases, the virus can spread quickly.  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.  Please take good care.

Warm regards,

Gwin, 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.

Shambhala Sadhana practice will be offered in place of our regular group meditation on Sunday, April 5, 2020, and Sunday, May 3, 2020, from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. 

We are currently reading and discussing Welcoming the Unwelcome, Wholehearted Living in a Brokenhearted World ~ by Pema Chodron, as part of our Sunday gathering.


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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 →