The Pittsburgh Shambhala Meditation Center is part of an international community of urban meditation and rural retreat centers founded by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche.
Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche (1939-1987) was a scholar, teacher, poet, artist and Buddhist meditation master who originated a radical re-presentation of Shambhala vision.
Buddhism is a religion and philosophy encompassing a variety of traditions, beliefs and practices, largely based on teachings attributed to Siddhartha Gautama (563BCE - 483 BCE), commonly known as the Buddha. In Tibetan Buddhist tradition, Shambhala s a mythical kingdom hidden somewhere in Inner Asiawhere all the inhabitants are enlightened.
The center offers public meditation, a core curriculum of Buddhist and Shambhala teachings, as well as training in advanced contemplative practices.
It is located inside a handsome brick former carriage house behind the Western Pennsylvania Family Center, a non-profit organization that uses an innovative set of ideas about the evolution of humankind and human relationships.
Varies per class schedule; call for information.
Free on-street parking or in small lot next to building accessed from Supreme Way.