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

Online Acharya Talk: A Year of Deepening in Compassion

March 17th—May 12th

The Shambhala Acharyas have offered to lead the community in a year-long series of talks, contemplative and meditation practices from the Buddhist Mahayana teachings of our lineage. Continue »

San Diego Listening Circles

March 24th

As we continue to work through a time of groundlessness it is important that we take special care of ourselves and each other. Join us for another time of listening and sharing to help us support each other as we continue to seek a path for the future. Continue »

Gentle Yoga

with Judy Hirsh

March 26th

The class is for both new and experienced yoga students who would like a gentle practice that stretches and challenges the body while also respecting our individual physical limitations. Continue »

Learn to Meditate

April 1st

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 »

Kalapa Ikebana Spring 2019

with Donna West

April 6th—June 29th

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 »

'Dakini Power' Book Discussion Group

April 8th

This book offers personal reflections and life stories from 12 contemporary female Tibetan Buddhist teachers, featuring Pema Chodron, Roshi Joan Halifax, Lama Tsultrim Allione, and Karma Lekshe Tsomo, among others. Each meeting will focus on 2 of the wom Continue »

'Becoming Bodhisattvas' Book Discussion Group

April 15th

This group will be reading “Becoming Bodhisattvas” (previous printed as “No Time to Lose”) Pema Chodron’s commentary on Shantideva’s “The Way of the Bodhisattva”. Continue »

Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana

April 19th

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 »