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

Contentment in Everyday Life

with Ruth Wallen

June 15th—July 20th

This course provides an exploration of mindfulness meditation. With meditation practice, we relax with ourselves and appreciate simple human experiences. Continue »

Summer Solstice Potluck Picnic

June 24th

Come out and enjoy the arriving of summer with fellow Sangha members and their families at South Clairemont Recreation Center. There will be picnic tables and a barbeque should you wish to grill. Please bring a dish to share. Continue »

The Science of Meditation

June 26th—November 27th

Starting April 24th at 7:00 pm, we'll begin diving deep into the conversation between the 2500 year old path of Buddhist wisdom and the modern scientific study of meditation and the mind. Continue »

2nd Sunday Dharma Talk

July 9th—October 8th

Join us to hear a talk or contemplation led by one of our members during Sunday morning public sitting meditation, with time for discussion. Followed by refreshments at 11:00. Continue »

Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana & Community Potluck

July 9th—December 10th

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

August 7th—October 2nd

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 3: Warrior in the World

with William Shean

September 9th—September 10th

This program is the third in the Shambhala Training - Heart of Warriorship programs, which introduce meditation and provide teachings that cultivate genuineness, confidence, humor, and dignity in daily life. Continue »