Welcome to Akron-Canton Shambhala

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.

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.

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.

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 / Dharma Study

Two book discussion groups are held at Akron-Canton Shambhala. Dharma Study meets every Tuesday from 7:00 PM to 8:30 and Dharma Discussions meets every Wednesday from 7:30 PM to 8:30 just after open meditation at 7:00. There are no requirements. Both are open to everyone. For more information click on Dharma Discussions or Dharma Study.

Featured Programs

Harvest of Peace

September 23rd

Harvest of Peace celebrates the spirit of generosity, and sharing the bounty of the seasons together as a society Continue »

Meditation in Everyday Life

with Fred Schwieg

October 19th—November 16th

Introductory teachings and tools for working with meditation in everyday life Continue »


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 →

Shambhala Day 2017

Click here to view the Sakyong’s 2017 Shambhala Day address. (Scroll down to Recording #2.)

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

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