Kailua Shambhala Meditation Center is located at:
Aikahi Park Shopping Center
25 Kaneohe Bay Drive, Suite #205
Kailua, Hawaii 96734
We are on the far left of Aikahi Park Shopping Center, up the stairs or elevator next to the Navy Federal Credit Union. There is ample free parking.
The Kailua Shambhala Meditation Center is home to a wonderfully diverse community who shares a genuine connection to contemplative practice and the aspiration to realize a more wakeful, sane society. Members and friends of the Center are welcome to attend celebrations, practice events, meetings and gatherings of special interest groups.
The Kailua Shambhala Meditation Center is part of an international community of 170 meditation centers founded by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and led by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. The Shambhala Buddhist path, unique in the world of Western Buddhism, combines the teachings of the Kagyu and Nyingma traditions of Tibetan Buddhism with the Shambhala view of living an uplifted life, fully engaged with the world.
"Sangha" is the Sanskrit term for "community of practitioners" - one of the three jewels of Buddhism. Programs in Buddhist teachings, meditation and other contemplative disciplines are offered as well as free individual meditation instruction.
The Kailua Shambhala Meditation Center offers free programs for children, celebrating and nurturing creativity in a gentle and awake environment. Families and members celebrate Children's Day on or near the winter Solstice.
We celebrate traditional Buddhist holidays such as "Shambhala Day" (the Lunar New Year) as well as community gatherings, parties and personal rites of passage.
Established in 2004, the Kailua Shambhala Meditation Center on Oahu, Hawaii provides an open meditation space, instruction in meditation for beginners or experienced practitioners, and a diverse variety of evening and weekend programs to help participants discover sanity, gentleness and humor, with warm aloha spirit.
At the heart of of our center is the meditation hall, where students practice the discipline of meditation and receive teachings from qualified teachers. The meditation hall offers a beautiful, open, and protected space for practice, instruction and community gatherings. At the Center, you may meet and talk with meditation practitioners and instructors who can tell you from first-hand experience about the various activities of the Center and how you can participate in them.