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.

2019 October Shambhala Newsletter

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 →

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

Shambhala Sadhana

February 5th—December 8th

Please join us on Sundays close to the full moon to practice the Shambhala Sadhana. Continue »

Kindful Resilience: Intro to Viniyoga in Davis

with Jan Beange

September 3rd—December 3rd

Do you want greater freedom and see in body, mind and heart? Continue »

Being with Aging: An Exploration

November 4th—November 25th

In this series of conversations, we will explore the challenges and opportunities of aging in a society of imbalances. Continue »

Four Dharmas, Four Foundations, Four Dignities: A Four Day Meditation Retreat

with Acharya Richard John

November 16th—November 19th

It is a rare opportunity to be able to practice meditation for an extended period of time. It is even more rare to be able to practice with a supportive and caring community. Continue »

Sensory Awareness

November 23rd

This exploration of sensory awareness practice helps to more closely synchronize mind and body through a series of gentle exercises. Continue »

Shambhala Path of Warriorship Weekend I: Beginning and Beginning Again

with Shastri Manuel Medeiros, Elvia Garcia, Jean Kerins, Sloane Dellorto

January 11th—January 12th (2020)

In this time of confusion and chaos, we aspire to gather in retreat as a community, to bring “beginner’s mind” to that weapon of warriorship - meditation - in exploring the ground of wisdom that is hidden in full view: the basic goodness of being human Continue »