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
Click here for directions

Featured Programs

When We're Closing Down: Mindful Communication and How to Navigate Through Pain

with Greg Heffron

September 30th - Date postponed or cancelled

We all know the feeling of closing off communication when it feels too painful to endure. In a variety of ways, we pull away, counter attack, tune out, or work to “seduce” the perceived source of our pain. Come remember the other options available ... Continue »

Four Seasons of Love, Family, and Friendship

with Greg Heffron

October 1st—October 2nd - Date postponed or cancelled

This experiential weekend will look at four mistaken ways we disconnect, and how we can use mindfulness to connect in a more genuine way. We'll also track the "Four Seasons of Love," the natural cycle of connection and disconnection. Continue »

An Evening of Practice - The Sadhana of Mahamudra

October 2nd—January 1st (2017)

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 »

Learn to Meditate

October 3rd

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 »

Kalapa Ikebana Fall 2016

with Donna West

October 8th—December 3rd

The basic purpose of ikebana is opening to and expressing the sacredness, natural harmony and order of the world. Continue »

2nd Sunday Dharma Talk

October 9th

A talk or contemplation led by one of our members during Sunday morning public sitting meditation, with time for discussion. Followed by refreshments at 11:00. Continue »

Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana Community Gathering

October 16th—December 11th

This hour long practice of chanting and meditation is simple and quite powerful in its direct approach to basic goodness. The Sakyong composed this practice to deepen our personal and social connection with basic goodness. Continue »

Pema Chodron Video Series

October 24th

Join us on the fourth Monday night of each month for a Pema Chodron video. Currently, we are watching "Smile at Fear". No registration or prerequisites required. All are welcome. Continue »