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 2014)



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

The Essential Heart of Kasungship I

with Laura Livingston

September 14th—October 12th

In this 5 week course, we will explore the basic practices of the Dorje Kasung, a service organization within the Shambhala community charged with maintaining a container of wakefulness in which the teaching and practice of meditation can occur. Continue »

Who Am I? The Basic Goodness of Being Human

with Shastri Manuel Medeiros

October 2nd—October 30th

The first course in the Basic Goodness series asks the question "Who am I?" and focuses on the sense of self. It includes teachings on basic goodness, selflessness, the arising of ego and cocoon, buddha nature, and the confidence of warriorship. Continue »

Karuna Training: Introduction to Contemplative Psychology

with Acharya Melissa Moore

October 11th—October 12th

An introductory class for people who would like to experience the fundamentals of Karuna Training and the foundations of Contemplative Psychology. Continue »

The Shambhala Principle - Public Talk

with Acharya Richard John

November 7th

A public talk introducing a weekend of teaching on the Shambhala Principle. Continue »

The Shambhala Principle

with Acharya Richard John

November 8th—November 9th

The Shambhala Principle addresses how the deepening of one's inner realization is necessary if we are to uplift our world and create an awake human society. Continue »