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.



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 →

Katie Baingbridge

Ongoing Offerings

Our centre 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 →

Join us for meditation at our new center!

6727 Flanders Drive, STE 102
San Diego, CA 92121
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Featured Programs

Diversity Awareness in Shambhala

with Ruth Wallen

January 19th—February 2nd

Join in a three part conversation exploring our understanding of diversity, starting from a ground of curiosity and care. Each session's discussion will be sparked by a short recorded talk by Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown. Continue »

Friday Night Dreamers

January 20th—March 24th

Friday Night Dreamers: Starting a new book! “Dream Yoga: Illuminating Your Life Through Lucid Dreaming and the Tibetan Yogas of Sleep”, by Andrew Holecek. Continue »

Kalapa Ikebana Winter 2017

with Donna West

January 28th—February 18th

The basic purpose of ikebana is opening to and expressing the sacredness, natural harmony and order of the world. By arranging branches, flowers, greenery, container and water, we can express this connection beautifully and simply with a sense of eleganc Continue »

Volunteer Appreciation Dinner

January 28th

Have you ever volunteered for a Shambhala program or function? Would you like to honor others who have? The Executive Council invites all volunteers and those in the sangha who appreciate them a Volunteer Appreciation dinner. Continue »

An Evening of Practice - The Sadhana of Mahamudra

February 2nd—July 6th

The Sadhana of Mahamudra is a practice text composed by the Vidyadhara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, the founder of Shambhala. This practice is meant for our particular time as a means of overcoming the obstacles of spiritual materialism in our practice. Continue »

2nd Sunday Dharma Talk

February 5th—May 14th

Join us on Feb. 5 to hear a talk on Shambhala Culture and Decorum by Brenda Wegener during Sunday morning sitting meditation, with time for discussion. Followed by refreshments at 11:00. Continue »

Learn to Meditate

February 6th—May 1st

People new to meditation as well as more experienced practitioners who wish to refresh their technique will receive instruction in a relaxed, uplifted atmosphere. Encourage your family, friends or others curious about meditation to attend. Continue »

Level 1: An Introduction to Meditation

with Cynthia MacKay

February 11th—February 12th

This program is the first of a series of weekend seminars that include an introduction to sitting meditation practice, talks by a director, individual meetings with a meditation instructor, and group discussion. Continue »