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

Shambhala Day

February 27th

Please join us in celebrating the beginning of the Year of the Fire Bird. Continue »

Shambhala Day Dinner

February 27th

Please join us for a celebratory Shambhala Day dinner at P. F. Chang’s 4540 La Jolla Village Drive on Monday, February 27 at 6:00 p.m. Continue »

An Evening of Practice - The Sadhana of Mahamudra

March 2nd—August 3rd

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

March 6th—June 5th

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 »

Milarepa Day

March 11th

EVERYONE IS WELCOME to join in the annual all-day reading of the beautiful songs of realization (dohas) of the Kagyu lineage, found in The Rain of Wisdom. Continue »

2nd Sunday Dharma Talk

March 12th—June 11th

Join us to hear 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 Potluck

March 12th—August 13th

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

March 27th—June 26th

Join us to watch recordings of Pema Chodron teaching on the subject “Living Beautifully with Uncertainty and Change.” Continue »