Dublin Shambhala Centre

Shambhala is an international community of meditation practitioners in Shambhala Buddhist tradition. The Dublin Shambhala Centre offers meditation instruction for beginners and also the possibility to embark on a path of training in the Shambhala path of meditation via our Shambhala training programs. In addition we also offer a supportive community and a space to gather, socialise, and meet new friends.

The Shambhala Vision is the realization of an enlightened society


please note the following changes to the summer schedule at the centre.

Sunday morning sitting

Please note there’ll be no sitting on Sunday 11th August due to holidays. After that we’ll be continuing with a simpler format, without chanting and with two 25 min sittings, with 10 mins walking meditation in between. This will run from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. Door will be open as usual from 10.30. For a peaceful interlude, please do drop in!

Other practice sessions

Between Monday 19th August and Friday 6th September inclusive, there will be no daily practice sessions on Mondays and Fridays (only on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays), and all other sessions will happen as normal except Sunday 11th August (mentioned above). Please also note that there will be no Friday evening Pema Chodron Reading and Meditation Group during this period.

  Daily Meditation Practice. 

HMon to Fri 6.30-7.30  All Welcome.  Perfect for after work de-stress and calming the mind. Suggested donation is 5-10 euro. Thank you 🙂  


Our Meditation Space

Wednesday Open Night- Introduction to Meditation

This is an ideal entry point for those looking to learn about meditation, mindfulness and its relevance in our daily life. Its also an opportunity for regular practitioners to come together and practice and to share some tea and have a chat with like minded people. The meditation begins promptly at 8.00pm. There are two 20 min periods of sitting with a 10 min walking meditation in between. This is followed by a short reading and  discussion.

For beginners, meditation instruction will be provided.

The suggested donation for the evening is 5-10 euro.

Please note there is no need to register for the open night, just come along 🙂


Sunday Community Practice  This is a weekly Sunday morning practice that offers an opportunity to come and practice meditation in a community setting with like minded people. The morning opens and closes with some Shambhala chants and features sitting and walking meditation. The practice begins promptly at 10.45 and finishes at 12.30 followed by some tea and conversation. it is open to all who have attended at least one Wed open night and/or one of our regular courses.

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