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 →

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 →

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!

Featured Programs

San Diego Listening Circles

September 4th—September 25th

In this time of change and groundlessness in the greater Shambhala sangha, we offer Listening Circles as a space for our community to come together, to speak, listen, and bear witness, exploring the multitude of feelings that have been arising for us all. Continue »

Kalapa Ikebana Fall 2018

with Donna West

September 20th—December 15th

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

Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana

September 24th—December 22nd

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 »

Learn to Meditate

October 1st—December 3rd

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 »

Intrinsic Health is our Birthright: An introduction to Karuna Training and Contemplative Psychology

October 3rd

This is an introductory class for people who would like to learn about and experience the fundamentals of Karuna Training and the foundations of Contemplative Psychology. Continue »

Bringing the Tough Stuff to the Path of Warriorship

with Acharya Melissa Moore

October 4th

Join Acharya Moore in an interactive evening of skill building, nonjudgmental holding, deep listing and opening of personal exploration. Continue »

Shambhala Weekend Retreat 1

with Lyle Larson

October 6th—October 7th

This program is the first of a series of weekend seminars that provides an open and friendly environment to discover knowing how to live with a clear mind, a gentle heart and a sense of humor through the practice of meditation. The weekend includes ... Continue »

Hatha Yoga - Beginner Level

with Judy Hirsh

October 9th—December 18th

The class is for both new and experienced yoga students who would like a gentle practice that stretches and challenges the body while also respecting our individual physical limitations. Continue »