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

Thanksgiving Day Potluck

November 23rd

All are warmly invited to celebrate together at a Thanksgiving potluck dinner starting at 4:30 p.m. (Note: there will be no Thursday PM sitting practice on Thanksgiving.) Continue »

The Science of Meditation

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 »

The Lost Art of Good Conversation—Community Program

with Christina Sears

December 1st—December 15th

Join in exploring the art of conversation. Listen to presentations by the Sakyong and senior teachers, and experience putting this art into practice with fellow members of the sangha. Continue »

Learn to Meditate

December 4th—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 »

Garage/Baked Goods Sale Fundraiser

December 9th

The First Annual San Diego Shambhala Garage and Baked Goods Sale Fundraiser will be held at the Center on Saturday morning, December 9. All proceeds go to San Diego Shambhala Center. Continue »

Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana

December 10th—February 11th (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 »