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 →

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Featured Programs

Family Sundays

June 17th—September 16th

Activities for children will be provided on the third Sunday of each month from 10:00 – 11:00 am, offering parents the opportunity to participate in group meditation practice and the whole family to enjoy tea and refreshments afterward. Continue »

Midsummer's Day Picnic

June 23rd

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 at the South Clairemont Recreation Center and Park. Continue »

Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana

June 28th—August 26th

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 »

Learn to Meditate

July 2nd—August 6th

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 »

Level 5: Open Sky

with Shastri Marcy Fink & Shastri Ruth Wallen

July 7th—July 8th

This program is the final Shambhala Training Level. It will include meditation, contemplation, a review of Levels I-IV and mindfulness/awareness exercises, as well as interviews and discussion groups. Continue »