Pittsburgh Shambhala Meditation Center

733 North Highland Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15206 [ map ] [ website ]
Phone: 412-925-1062


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.

Hours of operation

Varies per class schedule; call for information.


Free on-street parking or in small lot next to building accessed from Supreme Way.

Bus routes that serve this area

  • 77C - Shadyside
  • 77D - Highland - Friendship
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