What Is Shambhala?

Davis Shambhala Meditation Center is part of a global community which aspires to awaken kindness, goodness and wisdom within society.

The Shambhala teachings are grounded in ancient wisdom and practical knowledge from many traditional cultures, especially teachings from ancient Tibet. These teachings begin with the understanding that all beings are basically good, and that life is worth living. We call this a path of spiritual warriorship, which here means living a life of fearlessness, gentleness, and intelligence. The Shambhala teachings emphasize being in the world, and bringing together everyday life, work, family, and social action with the path of meditation. The teachings focus on how to help this world. In essence, Shambhala is about living a full human life, right in the midst of challenges.

“The Shambhala teachings are founded on the premise that there is basic human wisdom that can help to solve the world’s problems. The wisdom does not belong to any one culture or religion, nor does it come from the West or the East. Rather, it is a tradition of human warriorship that has existed in many cultures at many times throughout history.” Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior

Shambhala Community in Davis

Davis Shambhala is a community of individuals committed to practicing, studying and building the basis for a caring and compassionate society.  Our center in Davis offers open meditation sessions, individual meditation instruction (always free of charge), weeknight classes, and weekend retreats.  You are welcome to drop in and visit, practice meditation during our open sitting sessions, or check out our introductory programs.

Learn more about the Shambhala Vision and Lineage.