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

Pema Chodron Video Series

July 25th

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 »

Mala Making Workshop

July 30th

Join us for a fun morning of mala making that will benefit your practice and your fellow sangha members in need. Continue »

An Evening of Practice - The Sadhana of Mahamudra

July 31st—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

August 1st

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 »

Level 5: Open Sky

with Shastri Marcy Fink

August 6th—August 7th

This program is the final Shambhala Training Level. It will include meditation, contemplation, a review of Levels I-IV and mindfulness/awareness exercises, as well as interviews and discussion groups. Continue »

Dharma Study Group

with Eric Jinpa Heinz

August 13th

A monthly discussion group on a variety of dharma subjects. The current discussion is on the Lojong, the Seven Points of training the mind. No registration or prerequisites required. All are welcome. Continue »

Profound Treasury Discussion Group

August 15th—December 19th

An informal discussion group meeting to discuss the material from each of the classes in the Shambhala Publications online course on Chögyam Trungpa's Profound Treasury, Vol. Two: The Bodhisattva Path of Wisdom and Compassion. Continue »

Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana Community Gathering

August 28th—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 »