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 Fall 2017

with Donna West

October 7th—December 16th

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

Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana & Community Potluck

October 8th—January 14th (2018)

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 »

The Lost Art of Good Conversation

October 20th

Online teachings to accompany Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche's new book,The Lost Art of Conversation. Sign up here and a portion of the proceeds will go to San Diego Shambhala Center. Continue »

49 Day Ceremony for Ryoko Amadee Goguen

with Shastri Ruth Wallen

October 20th

Forty-nine days is traditionally regarded as the duration of the transitional state after death. Join us for a brief ceremony to mark the conclusion of Ryoko’s bardo experience. Continue »

The Science of Meditation

October 23rd—November 27th

This series presents cutting edge research on meditation and its transformative energy on our daily lives. The teachings are suitable to both those new to meditation and those who have practiced for years. Attend all or any of the talks. (Free) Continue »

Learn to Meditate

November 6th—January 8th (2018)

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 »

Shambhala Training Level 1

with Shastri Marcy Fink

November 11th—November 12th

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 »