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

OUR NEW ADDRESS: PO Box 720100, San Diego, CA 92172


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

Book Discussion: Natural Wakefulness: Discovering the Wisdom We Were Born With, by Gaylon Ferguson

with Martha Heinz

September 7th—September 28th

Join us any Tuesday via zoom to share the reading and discussion.  Suitable for both beginners and seasoned practitioners as a source of inspiration and insight.  Continue »

Wednesday Mindfulness Meditation (via Zoom)

with Judy Hirsh & Emma Bunnell

September 15th—December 29th

Mindfulness Meditation - Open to new and experienced practitioners. Continue »

Thursday: Meditation & Contemplation (via Zoom)

with Jodi Li & Judith Schnack

September 16th—January 1st (2022)

This evening is open to both new and experienced meditators. There will be an opportunity to receive meditation instruction and follow along in contemplative exercises. Continue »

One Day Meditation Retreat - NYINTHUN & HARVEST OF PEACE CELEBRATION [in-person & Zoom

with Steve Bernath

September 19th

A one day meditation retreat, Harvest of Peace Celebration! Continue »


September 19th—December 19th

Please join us for this outdoor meditation and tea. This is an opportunity to practice meditation together in an outdoor setting. Continue »


with Steve Bernath

September 24th

San Diego Padres host the Atlanta Braves, join the San Diego Shambhala Community for this night of FUN! Continue »

Shambhala Training Sacred Path: Golden Key [Online]

with Acharya Eric Spiegel

October 9th—October 11th

This three-day retreat is the culmination of the Sacred Path programs. Prerequisite: Shambhala Training Sacred Path: Outrageous and Inscrutable Continue »