The San Diego Shambhala Meditation Center Has Temporarily Moved Online – Donate on Venmo @Shambhala-SanDiego

Due to COVID19 we have temporarily moved our programs online. Thank you for your patience and attention to this matter. Please send any comments, suggestions or questions to [email protected]


New to Shambhala?

Shambhala is an international community of urban meditation and rural retreat centers founded by the Vidyadhara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, and now governed by the Shambhala Board of Directors. Learn about our vision, lineage & community. More →

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 →

Featured Programs

Welcoming the Unwelcome (Via Zoom)

with Jill Giraud & Carolynn Larson-Garcia

April 28th—June 30th

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 »

A Special Time of Practice Addressing Racial Injustice

with Shastri Ruth Wallen

June 6th

There will be sitting meditation, contemplation, and a compassion practice known as tonglen. All are welcome, no meditation experience required. Continue »

White Tara Practice (via Zoom)

with Shastri Ruth Wallen

June 7th

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 Talks: Foundations for Freedom - Course 2

June 14th

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 »

Learn to Meditate

July 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 »

Sunday Morning Volunteers

Sign up to be a tea host, timekeeper or gatekeeper for Sunday sitting. We always need volunteers to keep Sunday sitting running smoothly!