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

Kalapa Ikebana Winter 2018

with Donna West

January 20th—March 10th

The basic purpose of ikebana is opening to and expressing the sacredness, natural harmony and order of the world. Continue »

Family Sundays

January 21st—April 15th

Activities for children will be provided on the third Sunday of each month from 10:00 – 11:00 am, offering parents the opportunity to participate in group meditation practice and the whole family to enjoy tea and refreshments afterward. Continue »

Families and Children in Shambhala - A Video with Adam Lobel

January 21st

Join us to view a video presentation from Archarya Adam Lobel on the topic of Families & Children in Shambhala. Continue »

Contentment in Everyday Life

with Jill Giraud & Eric Jinpa Heinz

January 23rd—February 20th

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

Dog Beach Gathering for Roll Call Video Shoot

January 27th

Join us with your canine friends at Dog Beach in Ocean Beach at 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 27 to shoot our Shambhala Day Roll Call video greeting to celebrate the Year of the Earth Dog! Continue »

Community Meeting

January 28th

Please come to our community meeting after tea to help shape how our Center moves into the future. We’ll be sharing results of the Listening Groups, giving a complete financial report, and hearing from Regional Director Sharon Owyang. Continue »

Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior Book Discussion

February 4th

Join us in reading “Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior”. We will meet on Sundays at the Shambhala Center after tea (11:30am to 12:30). Continue »

Learn to Meditate

February 5th—March 5th

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 »