What we're about

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.

Please have a look around our website - https://pittsburgh.shambhala.org for our view and vision.

Upcoming events (5+)

Monday Night Open Meditation

Shambhala Meditation Center of Pittsburgh

Everyone is welcome! An open night of sitting and walking meditation, taught by a qualified instructor. Join other Pittsburgh community members in socializing and discussion after our practice. First time visitors to the Center are encouraged to arrive a few minutes before 7:00 pm to become familiar with the space and to determine their preferred sitting posture (on a cushion or on a chair). Thank you, we look forward to welcoming you! Donations are gratefully accepted but not required. For more info on our programs: https://pittsburgh.shambhala.org

Tuesday Mid-Day Sitting

Shambhala Meditation Center of Pittsburgh

Midday Sitting Tuesdays at Noon! Join us for silent meditation practice followed by brown bag lunch conversation and community building. Brief meditation instruction will be given. All are welcome! Every Tuesday 12:00 - 12:30pm - Silent sitting meditation. Optional 12:30-1:00pm, pack your own lunch and share community and conversation about our practice and bringing our practice into our lives and the world.

Tender Space - A trans, queer, and gender-nonconforming sitting group

Shambhala Meditation Center of Pittsburgh

This monthly gathering is for individuals who identify as trans, queer, and gender non-conforming to come together in a dedicated space to practice meditation, thoughtful discussion and embodiment. The general format will include 30-40 minutes dedicated to meditation practice, and 30 or so minutes for discussion with opportunities for large and small group engagement, and some informal social time. We will do our best to adapt to the desires of those who want to be a part of such a space. Our aim is to host a “safe enough” space that mitigates the replication of harmful social dynamics and oppression. To that end there will be community agreements, facilitated discussion, practice guided by trained people, and other mechanisms which aid in creating a context for vulnerable and real sharing. While there is a basis in Buddhist practices, this is not specifically a Buddhist group. People of any or no faith are welcome. The intention is to have the group the third Saturday of the month 6:30-8:30pm. The next several dates: Saturday, June 15th Saturday, July 6th Saturday, July 20th Questions? Please contact K.T. Tierney: [masked]

Open Meditation

Shambhala Meditation Center of Pittsburgh

Join us for meditation, refreshments, and discussion at the Pittsburgh Shambhala Center on Sunday mornings! Schedule: 10:30 – 11:30 am: Meditation instruction and sitting 11:30 – noon: Discussion, then tea and refreshments First time visitors to the Center are encouraged to arrive a few minutes before 10:30 am to become familiar with the space and to determine their preferred sitting posture (on a cushion or on a chair). Please note that occasionally, because of holidays or conflicts with another programs, there may be a change in the regular schedule — so it’s always good to check the calendar before you come. https://pittsburgh.shambhala.org

Past events (356)

Tuesday Mid-Day Sitting

Shambhala Meditation Center of Pittsburgh

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