Welcome to the Akron-Canton Shambhala Center

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The Akron-Canton Shambhala Meditation Center is a part of an international community of urban meditation and rural retreat centers founded by Chögyam Trungpa, Rinpoche and headed by Sakyong Mipham, Rinpoche. We are part of a global community which aspires to awaken kindness, goodness and wisdom within society.

This vision is rooted in the principle that every human being has a fundamental nature of basic goodness.

 We invite you to explore our diverse programs designed to help people of all traditions discover their inherent sanity, gentleness and humor.

Our main Center is located at 1707 Front Street in Cuyahoga Falls.  Plenty of free parking is available.

A group meets in Fremont (between Akron and Toledo) on Saturdays from 12:30 to 2:00 PM. Please contact Marlene Ellis, 419-902-9918 or mellis@elo-law.com, for more information.

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New to Meditation?

Meditation Instruction is available at no cost.

The best time to come is:

Cuyahoga Falls Center: Wednesdays at 6:30 PM or Fridays at 9:30 AM.

Canton Center: Mondays or Wednesdays at 6 PM

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New Open Meditation Times

Tuesdays at 12:oo noon to 1:00 PM with instruction at 11:30 AM

Saturdays from 9:00AM to 12:00 PM with instruction at 8:30 AM

Both at our Cuyahoga Falls Center

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Buddhism 101

 A Different Topic Each Week

Starting March 19th

Meditation starts at 7:00 PM
Discussion 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
 
 Please join us every Wednesday evening for Buddhism 101: a discussion group on the Buddhist teachings.
For more information, please click here.

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Featured Programs

The Art of Being Human: Shambhala Training Level I Retreat

with Jonathan Kirkendall

August 16th—August 17th

Open to the public, this weekend retreat offers a full introduction to mindfulness-awareness meditation practice. Through the practice of meditation, we glimpse unconditional goodness as the ground of our existence. Opening to ourselves with gentleness an Continue »

Shambhala Training Level V: Open Sky

September 5th—September 7th

Prerequisite: Level IV Continue »


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New to Shambhala?

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 →

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Ongoing Offerings

Our centre offers a rich array of ongoing offerings free to the public including weekly public sitting meditation hours and dharma talks. No prior meditation experience required to attend.  All are welcome. More →

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Click here to view the Sakyong’s 2014 Shambhala Day address

to the international Shambhala community.

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Click here to view Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche’s daily contemplations.

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