About Us

The London Shambhala Centre is inspired by the teachings of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Pema Chodren and offers talks and events that are suitable for all, including beginners, along with a graduated series of weekend and evening classes and courses for those wishing to deepen their practice. Regular non-residential city retreats are programmed, alongside week-long retreats in the beautiful Welsh and Cornish countryside.

We are happy to welcome you on any basis, whether you would like to simply attend an open evening or course as a participant, or become more involved with the centre by playing a part in helping support these activities – for example, by preparing tea for an open evening drop-in session, or staffing or cooking lunch, etc. for a course.

At any of our courses or open sessions, there is always somebody on hand to answer any questions you may have.

Click here for a statement regarding Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

A statement from the London Shambhala Centre on US racist murder of George Floyd is available here

Please click here for a two statements, the first is by a group of Acharyas (senior teachers in the Shambhala lineage) that have decided to step down from their post, dated 5 July 2020.  The second is from our London based Acharya sharing news of his resignation, dated 8 July.


Shambhala London Operational Structure

Click here if you would like to know more about how we work, and how you can play a more active role in the running of the centre.


What people have said about the centre:

“Feels peaceful from the moment you come in and are greeted with a warm smile”

“Relaxed, focused and enabling so that even the more cynical of minds can pass and engage with the process”

“Welcoming, warm and un-fussy”

“Very calming!”


We are committed to cultivating safe spaces and transparency within Shambhala. Please follow this link to get more information on our efforts.