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.

Latest Newsletter (April 2014)

Sakyong and Pema Chödrön in Bay Area Program

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and Pema Chödrön – two of the world’s beloved spiritual leaders- come together again to offer one of their renowned meditation retreats. A weekend of teaching, meditation, and discussion. “Being Brave will be host to Pema Chödrön’s only public teaching on the West Coast in 2014. Joined also by guest speaker, Rt. Rev. Marc Handley Andrus, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of California.

Register here  http://www.creatingsociety.com/

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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 →

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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

Ani Pema Chödrön - Greatest Hits

with Patti Larson & Bill Fell

April 3rd—April 24th

Please join us for a video and book class focusing on the teachings of Ani Pema Chödrön. Continue »

Joy in Everyday Life

with Shastri Manuel Medeiros & Eugene Tashima

April 19th—April 26th

This course expands the meditation experience by cultivating the noble heart of the Mahayana teachings, opening the path to the virtue and celebration of compassion. Continue »

Qigong Refresher

with Javan Wygal

May 18th

This Qigong refresher is for those who have already taken Eva Wong's Qigong Levels 1 and 2. Continue »

Shambhala Training Level IV

August 22nd—August 24th

In Level IV, we will learn to allow our heart and intuition to open so that we can communicate fully with the world. Continue »

Fearlessness in Everyday Life

with Lyle Larson & Marshall Bishop

August 28th—September 25th

The Fearlessness in Everyday Life course mixes meditation with the vastness of space beyond concept. Continue »