The San Diego Shambhala Meditation Center Has Temporarily Moved Online – Join us on Zoom for any of the programs listed below.

OUR NEW ADDRESS: PO Box 720100, San Diego, CA 92172


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

Learn to Meditate (via Zoom)

July 9th—December 7th

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 »

White Tara Practice (via Zoom)

with Shastri Ruth Wallen

August 9th—October 25th

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 »

Book Discussion Wherever You Go There You Are, Author Jon Kabat-Zinn

with Martha Heinz

August 11th—December 29th

A book discussion group for everyone interested in mindfulness meditation. It is good for both new and experienced practitioners. Reclaim the richness of each moment through this exploration into mindfulness practice. Continue »

Wednesday Mindfulness Meditation (via Zoom)

with Judy Hirsh & Emma Bunnell

August 26th—December 30th

Mindfulness Meditation Continue »

Online Acharya Talks: Foundations for Freedom, Course III: Second Noble Truth, Part II

September 6th—November 2nd

Foundations for Freedom: The Hinayana Course III - The Second Noble Truth: The Origins of Suffering, Part II - The Wheel of Life, Karma and the Twelve Nidanas Continue »

Book Discussion: My Grandmother's Hands

September 28th—December 28th

In this groundbreaking book, therapist Resmaa Menakem examines the damage caused by racism in America from the perspective of trauma and body-centered psychology. Continue »

Thursday: Meditation & Contemplation (via Zoom)

October 1st—December 31st

This evening is open to both new and experienced meditators. There will be an opportunity to receive meditation instruction and follow along in contemplative exercises. Continue »

Kalapa Ikebana (Outdoors)

with Donna West

October 3rd—December 5th

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 »