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 (June 2017)

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

The Essential Pema

with Patti Larson

June 1st—June 29th

The Pema Chödrön Foundation with Ani Pema's blessing presents a wonderful guide to a lifetime of teachings as captured in her many books. Continue »

Sensory Awareness

with Eugene Tashima

July 1st

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

Shambhala Training Level I

September 16th—September 17th

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 »

Shambhala Training Level I

December 2nd—December 3rd