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Spark your heart and mind through the practice of meditation.

The Kailua Shambhala Meditation Group continues to offer meditation and Buddhist instruction in 2018 at Kailua Beach on the first Sunday of the month (as announced by our monthly newsletter) and occasional programs at other locations.  As part of the international Shambhala community of meditation and retreat centers, we are dedicated to the teaching of meditation, Tibetan Buddhism and other traditions grounded in mindful living.

Shambhala offers basic meditation classes, Buddhist instruction, and Shambhala Training – a progressive series of weekend workshops that helps students establish a personal meditation practice in order to engage more fully and compassionately in the world.  As a Shambhala Group, our offerings are currently limited.  However, we encourage everyone to attend programs at other meditation and retreat centers throughout the world, as well as take advantage of Shambhala online, until we can grow a larger Shambhala community in Hawai’i and start offering programming.

Shambhala warmly welcomes people from any spiritual tradition who would like to learn about the everyday benefits of meditation.  Chairs and cushions are usually provided for your comfort.

Shambhala Kailua Recent News

  • Kailua Shambhala Group Coordinator Aloha

    Aloha mai kākou, April showers bring May flowers, as the saying goes. May is meditation month, so our hard work and organizing thus far is coming to fruition with the beginning of two new group meditation offerings on Oahu.  We also wanted to announce a few upcoming changes. First, starting today, May 13th, and every … Continue 

  • Welcome Kathy Southard, our new P&E Coordinator

    Kathy Castillo Southard is a licensed clinical social worker and psychotherapist who has been meditating in the Shambhala community for over 15 years. After her first introductory meditation weekend class, someone uttered the word “dathun” and that’s what Kathy set out to try a couple months later, at Shambhala Mountain Center.  Actually it was half a … Continue 

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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 →