Temporary Closure of San Diego Shambhala Meditation Center

Out of growing concern over the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the San Diego Shambhala Executive Council is asking that all scheduled events be postponed through the end of March. We must do our best to protect the sangha and our broader communities by doing our part to help “flatten the curve” – the spread of the virus. Additionally, we will work on having book groups and other meetings via Zoom, please see the program listings and newsletter for updates. We want to find ways to help deter feelings of isolation in what can be a challenging time. We are recommending contacting your meditation instructor or other sangha members via phone or text to stay connected.

Thank you for your patience and attention to this matter. Please send any comments or suggestions to [email protected]

 

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Featured Programs

Kalapa Ikebana: Early Spring Series

with Donna West

March 7th—April 11th - Date postponed or cancelled

The basic purpose of ikebana is opening to and expressing the sacredness, natural harmony and order of the world. By arranging greenery, flowers, container and water, we can express this connection beautifully and simply with a sense of elegance. Continue »

Learn to Meditate (via Zoom)

April 6th

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 »

Welcoming the Unwelcome (Via Zoom)

with Jill Giraud & Carolynn Larson-Garcia

April 7th

From the bestselling author of When things Fall Apart, an open-hearted call for human connection, compassion, and learning to love the world just as it is during these most challenging times. Continue »

Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana (via Zoom)

April 7th - Date postponed or cancelled

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 »

White Tara Practice (via Zoom)

with Shastri Ruth Wallen

April 12th

White Tara is a compassion practice involving visualization and mantra recitation that helps to soothe the suffering of beings and promote health and long life. Continue »

Online Acharya Talk: Foundations for Freedom

April 12th

In the spirit of “returning to square one”–a favorite expression of the Vidyadhara, Chögyam Trungpa, a group of Acharyas were inspired to offer to the community an in-depth study of the foundational Buddhist teachings of the Hinayana. Continue »

Study Group: Foundations for Freedom

April 13th

A group of Acharyas were inspired to offer to the community an in-depth study of the foundational Buddhist teachings of the Hinayana. This will be a group to study the readings that go with this course. Continue »

Welcoming the Unwelcome (Via Zoom)

with Jill Giraud & Carolynn Larson-Garcia

April 14th

From the bestselling author of When things Fall Apart, an open-hearted call for human connection, compassion, and learning to love the world just as it is during these most challenging times. Continue »