"In essence, the emphasis of the Buddhist path is to help us attain enlightenment, and the emphasis of the Shambhala path is help us create and maintain a good society. When we put these two together, we have the Shambhalian Buddhist view of enlightened society."
The San Diego Shambhala Meditation Center is part of an international community of over 180 urban meditation and rural retreat centers founded by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and currently led by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. The Shambhala Buddhist path, unique in the world of Western Buddhism, combines the teachings of the Kagyu and Nyingma traditions of Tibetan Buddhism with the Shambhala principles of living an uplifted life, fully engaged with the world.
Our center is in the back of the Art Produce Building, located at 3139 University Avenue at the corner of University and Herman Avenues in the North Park area of San Diego We are housed in the back of the building, enter through the garden area on Herman.
The center offers public meditation, free meditation instruction, a core curriculum of Buddhist and Shambhala teachings, as well as training in contemplative practices and traditional arts. The San Diego Shambhala Meditation Center is a nonprofit, volunteer organization.
Shambhala vision is rooted in the contemplative teachings of Buddhism, yet is a fresh expression of the spiritual journey for our time. We invite you to explore our diverse programs designed to help people of all traditions discover their inherent sanity, gentleness and humor.
Shambhala Level 2 Birth of the Warrior
December 13th - December 15th
We invite you to connect further with the experience of Basic Goodness and explore how meditation practice can help us to step out of our habitual patterns of escape and fear.more info
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