The community of the Melbourne Shambhala Centre is made up of a diverse and friendly core group of people. Our members and friends include dedicated teachers who have walked the Shambhala Buddhist path for many years. We also have a growing group of enthusiastic newcomers who are just discovering our teachings on realizing Basic Goodness and building what we know as Enlightened Society.

Our Community

The Melbourne Shambhala community features creative and performing artists, as well as professionals, academics, business people, therapists, healers of varied persuasions and also people who are creating alternate livelihoods. The age ranges from twenties to sixties. Ethnicity and religious backgrounds are also quite diverse. Truth be told, we don’t really have a “type” when it comes to people in our community. Our commonality is found in our hearts desire to create contentment in our own personal lives whilst simultaneously contributing to the manifestation of an enlightened society. Wisdom, compassion and mindful expression of Shambhala Buddhist values are also shared qualities. We think you will find us a to be a “lovely bunch of people”!

We are very much part of a global Shambhala community or mandala the centre of which is located in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The organizational structure and responsibilities at Shambhala Melbourne Meditation is governed within the framework outlined by our global community.

Our center operates via the guidance of our Group Coordinator and its members.

Whether you are just simply looking to find some personal answers or if you are looking for a journey of a lifetime, you are most welcome!