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

Thursday: Meditation & Contemplation (via Zoom)

with Jodi Li & Judith Schnack

October 1st—June 24th

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 »

SUNDAY TEA: Social Gathering on Zoom

with Sarah Smith

November 15th—May 2nd

Sunday tea is a social time for community members and newcomers to come and spend some time together on Zoom. Continue »

Tonglen - The Meditation Practice of offering Relief from Suffering

with Jill Giraud, Tashi Sertso, Carolynn Larson-garcia

January 18th—May 17th

A Tibetan Buddhist meditation practice of giving and receiving, exchanging self for other. This is offered on 1 & 3rd Mondays of the month. Continue »

Sunday Morning Sitting on Zoom

with Sarah Smith

February 21st—May 30th

This meditation is 20 minutes of sitting shamatha, followed by 10 minutes walking meditation and 20 more minutes of sitting shamatha. Continue »

Wednesday Mindfulness Meditation (via Zoom)

with Judy Hirsh & Emma Bunnell

March 3rd—May 5th

Please join this mindfulness meditation. ALL ARE WELCOME! New or experienced meditators will love this time. Continue »

Book Discussion:  Living Beautifully with Uncertainty and Change

with Martha Heinz

April 6th—June 1st

All are welcome to join this wonderful time discussing this incredible book by Pema Chodron, one of Shambhala's own. Continue »

Kalapa Ikebana in the Park (Outdoors)

with Donna West

April 17th—May 22nd

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 »

White Tara Practice (via Zoom)

with Shastri Ruth Wallen & Kathryn Sturch

April 18th—June 27th

White Tara (Second Sunday of Monday is Maitri Bhavana) is a compassion practice involving visualization and mantra recitation that helps to soothe the suffering of beings and promote health and long life. Continue »