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.

Northern California Shambhala Leadership Statement on Recent Events

Latest newsletter (April 2017)

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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

Introduction to Shambhala Meditation

with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, Acharya Dale Asrael, Acharya Noel McLellan

April 13th—May 11th

In this recorded course, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche will present the essence of awareness through the three gestures of Shambhala Meditation. Continue »

Shambhala Sadhana

May 7th

A time for our community to come together to practice the Shambhala Sadhana. All are welcome—and encouraged—to join, no matter what your level of experience. Continue »

Shambhala Training Level III: Warrior in the World

May 19th—May 21st

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 »

Shambhala Sadhana

June 11th

A time for our community to come together to practice the Shambhala Sadhana. All are welcome—and encouraged—to join, no matter what your level of experience. Continue »

Shambhala Training Level IV: Awakened Heart

August 25th—August 27th

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