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

Due to COVID19 we have temporarily moved our programs online. Thank you for your patience and attention to this matter. Please send any comments, suggestions or questions to [email protected]


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

Welcoming the Unwelcome (Via Zoom)

with Jill Giraud & Carolynn Larson-garcia

April 28th—July 28th

From the bestselling author of When things Fall Apart, an open-hearted call for human connection, compassion, and learning to love the world just as it is during these most challenging times. Continue »

Study Group: Foundations for Freedom (via Zoom)

June 22nd—August 24th

A group of Acharyas were inspired to offer to the community an in-depth study of the foundational Buddhist teachings of the Hinayana. This will be a group to study the readings that go with this course. Continue »

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 »

Midsummer's Day Picnic

July 18th

Every year on or near the solstice and equinox Shambhalians celebrate the changing of the seasons. Please join us for the annual Midsummer Day Picnic. The location is to be determined. Please watch for updates. Continue »

Sexual Harm, Trauma, and the Healing Journey (Discussion Group)

August 9th—August 30th

A dialogue on understanding the depth and pervasiveness of sexual abuse in modern society, the nature, and stages of trauma, and ways to move toward a healthier and safer community. Continue »

Online Acharya Talks: Foundations for Freedom - Course 2 Q&A

August 23rd

In the spirit of “returning to square one”–a favorite expression of the Vidyadhara, Chögyam Trungpa, a group of Acharyas were inspired to offer to the community an in-depth study of the foundational Buddhist teachings of the Hinayana. Continue »

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!