Welcome to Akron-Canton Shambhala

We are now open for in-person meditation. Please join us Sunday at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. or Friday at 9:00 a.m.

Note: Dharma Discussion resumes on Wednesday at 7:30.

Our Location

We meet at The Church in Silver Lake, 2951 Kent Road (Route 59), Silver Lake, between Cuyahoga Falls and Stow. See Our Location for directions and map.

About Us

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. To learn more about us click on What is Shambhala? above.

New to Meditation?

Meditation Instruction is available at no cost. If you are new to meditation or haven’t meditated at Shambhala please come 30 minutes before Wednesday 7 PM meditation (arrive at 6:30) or 30 minutes before Sunday 10 AM meditation (arrive at 9:30) for instruction.

Dharma Discussions

A book discussion group, Dharma Discussions, meets every Wednesday from 7:30 PM to 8:15  just after the 7:00 open meditation session. There are no requirements. The group is open to everyone. For more information click on Dharma Discussions.


Featured Programs

There are no programs at this time

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 →

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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