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)

 

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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 →

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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

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 »

Shambhala Sit-A-Thon

November 22nd

On Saturday, November 22 from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM, we will join all of the Northern California centers in a Sit-A-Thon. Continue »

Shambhala Training Level 1

with Lyle Larson

December 6th—December 7th

Through the practice of meditation, we glimpse unconditional goodness as the ground of our existence. Opening to ourselves with gentleness and appreciation, we begin to see our potential as genuine and compassionate human beings. Continue »

Meditation in Everyday Life

January 8th—February 5th (2015)

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 »