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 (May 2016)


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

Public Book Launch Event

with Acharya David Schneider

May 27th

Acharya David Schneider will be in Davis for an event launching his new book, "Crowded by Beauty: The Life and Zen of Poet Philip Whalen". Continue »

Dharma Art in the Shambhala Household

with Acharya David Schneider

May 28th

This one-day workshop, which will include sitting meditation and group discussions, will focus on handwriting and object arrangement as fields of experimentation, discovery, fun, and practical application. Continue »

Shambhala Sadhana Feast

with Acharya David Schneider

May 29th

Acharya David Schneider welcomes the Davis Shambhala community to join in the practice of the Shambhala Sadhana and an accompanying feast. Continue »

Shambhala Training Level III: Warrior in the World

with Rebekka Martorano & Shastri Amy Conway

June 3rd—June 5th

In this third weekend of Shambhala Training, we work in a deliberate way to bring the mindfulness and awareness of meditation practice into everyday life. Continue »

The Heart of the Matter: How to Live with Compassion and Courage

June 16th—July 23rd

An immersive online retreat taught by Pema Chödrön. Continue »