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

Spoken Word community night

February 13th

Several of our members will share their prose and poetry, and a limited number of first-come first-served sign-ups will be available. Readings will occur from 6 to 7 p.m., with refreshments, discussion, and socializing afterwards. Continue »

Kalapa Ikebana

with Donna West

February 17th—April 13th

Kalapa Ikebana: A 5 session Class... a quiet practice of mindfulness allowing the student to experience harmony with nature and one’s perception. The process of arranging flowers and other materials allows the free expression of our true nature. Continue »

Milarepa Day

February 20th

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 »

Level 2: Birth of the Warrior

with William Barry

March 4th—March 6th

This weekend workshop builds on the meditation practice introduced in Shambhala Training Level 1 and explores how we create a cocoon of our habitual ways of thinking. Continue »

Fearlessness in Everyday Life

with William Barry & Ruth Wallen

March 12th—March 26th

Through an exploration of the Buddhist teachings of mind and the nature of reality, we learn to see clearly. Learning to work with our anxiety, we are not blocked by fear. We dare to face life and death as they are. Continue »