Spark your heart and mind through the practice of meditation.

Shambhala Vision is rooted in the principle that every human being has a fundamental nature of basic goodness. This nature can be developed in daily life so that it radiates out to family, friends, community and society.

Learn to meditate. Connect with community, grow confidence, mindful-awareness, and compassion. Meditation instruction is available free of charge.

Latest Newsletter (October 2015)



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 →

Katie Baingbridge

Ongoing Offerings

Our center 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 →

Featured Programs

Sadhana of Mahamudra Study Group

September 14th—October 19th

Come to this series of DVD teachings by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche teaching about the Sadhana of Mahamudra practice. A great opportunity to receive teachings about this practice direct from the source! Continue »

Meditation in Everyday Life

with Sarah Mandel & Lyle Larson

October 22nd—November 19th

This five-week class provides an opportunity to deepen the experience and understanding of meditation. Offers practical suggestions for establishing a sitting practice in the midst of our speedy lives and discussion of the practice challenges students fac Continue »

Open Mic and Dinner

October 25th

Please join us for an evening of food, music, and community. Continue »

Book Launch

with Acharya David Schneider

November 3rd

Senior teacher and old friend of the Davis sangha, David Schneider, returns to Northern California to celebrate the launch of his new book, "Crowded by Beauty: The Life and Zen of Poet Philip Whalen" Continue »

Power With Kindness

with Acharya Richard John

November 13th—November 15th

What does kindness mean in a world filled with anger? Can compassion be powerful, skillful and effective? Can we be kind to ourselves without being selfish? Can we change society without being aggressive? Continue »