Year of the Wood Dragon – Celebrate February 10th


4540 Kearny Villa Road, Suite 111, San Diego CA 92123

Umdze & Gatekeeper Schedule for the Month


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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

Sunday Morning Sitting - 4540 Kearny Villa Road, Suite 111

January 29th—June 30th

This meditation is 20 minutes of silent/mindfulness meditation, followed by 10 minutes walking meditation and 20 more minutes of silent. Continue »

Every Wednesday 2024 Mindfulness Meditation (via Zoom)

May 3rd—June 26th

Mindfulness Meditation - Open to new and experienced practitioners. This is open all of 2024 - January through December on Wednesday nights! Continue »

Thursday Night Meditation - 4540 Kearny Villa Road, Suite 111

May 4th—June 27th

All are welcome to this evening of meditation and contemplation at our new center location. Continue »

TAI CHI for All offered by Andrew Brown - THURSDAYS

May 11th—June 27th

Learn this wonderful contemplative practice in-person (Shambhala Center). All are welcome! Continue »

NEW Book Group: Sacred Path of the Warrior by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche

October 24th—April 23rd

All are welcome to join the discussion group on Tuesday nights starting at 7pm for one hour.  We will read together and discuss the text. No preparation is needed.  Continue »

Ikebana Winter-Early Spring 2024 Series @ 4540 Kearney Villa Road, Suite111

February 17th—May 4th

The basic purpose of ikebana is opening to and expressing the sacredness, natural harmony and order of the world. By arranging greenery, flowers, container and water, we can express this connection beautifully and simply with a sense of elegance. Continue »

Introduction to Karuna (Compassion) Training

June 8th—June 9th

Powerful Practice for Challenging Times Spend a weekend exploring and interacting with others using the skillful art of Compassionate exchange in a stand-alone introductory course to Karuna Training and the foundations of Contemplative Psychology. Continue »