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

An Evening of Practice - The Sadhana of Mahamudra

August 30th—December 24th

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 »

Level 2: Birth of the Warrior

with Ruth Wallen

September 11th—September 13th

This weekend workshop builds on the meditation practice introduced in The Art of Being Human: Shambhala Training 1 and explores how we create a cocoon of our habitual ways of thinking, often obscuring the brilliance of the world we live in. Continue »

Harvest of Peace

September 20th

Celebrate our inherent richness and generosity, connect with the Sakyong in his address to the Shambhala community, and enjoy each other’s company. Event schedule TBA. Continue »

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 3rd—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 »