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

Refuge Vows

with Acharya Emily Bower

October 3rd—October 25th

Taking Refuge in the Buddha, the Dharma, and the Sangha is a ceremony in which one formally becomes a Buddhist. Continue »

Bodhisattva Vows

with Acharya Emily Bower

October 10th—October 25th

Having taken Refuge in the Three Jewels, the Bodhisattva Vow is a further extension of one's personal commitment to be of ongoing benefit to others. Continue »

Community Night

October 17th

Please join us for games, snacks, and conversation. Family and friends are also welcome. We will have several games available, but feel free to bring your own. We will provide snacks, soft drinks, coffee and tea. Continue »

Genuine Kindness

with Acharya Emily Bower

October 24th

Kindness and compassion are important aspects of being awake and present in our life. But for many of us, self-doubt sometimes undermines our confidence, causing us to forget that kindness begins with ourselves. Continue »

Kalapa Ikebana: An Introduction to Practice

with Donna West

November 7th

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