Welcome to Nashville Shambhala!

We are a community of meditators who are exploring our own basic goodness through meditation and studying the dharma.  We invite you to spark your heart and mind through the practice of meditation. All are welcome, as we embrace our diversity and our basic goodness as humans.  It is our meditation practice that unites us.

If you are new to meditation we offer instruction on Sundays at 10 am and on Wednesdays at 7 pm.  We’d love to meet you! Visit our membership page for more about being a Nashville Shambhala member.

What is Shambhala?

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.  Together we gather to create enlightened society!

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New to Shambhala?

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

Featured Programs

Ikebana Workshop; Working with Mindfulness and Nature through Flowers

with Brooke Pohl

March 10th

Ikebana is the contemplative practice of expressing gentleness and elegance through the art of simple flower arrangement. Beginners and experiences students are welcome! Continue »