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 →

Katie Baingbridge

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 →

Join us for meditation at our new center!

6727 Flanders Drive, STE 102
San Diego, CA 92121
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Featured Programs

4th Monday Video Series

March 27th

Join us to watch a recording of Pema Chodron teaching, entitled "Taking the Leap". Continue »

Level 2: Birth of the Warrior

with Ruth Wallen

April 1st—April 2nd

This weekend workshop builds on the meditation practice introduced in Shambhala Training Level 1 and explores how we create a cocoon with our habitual ways of thinking. Continue »

Learn to Meditate

April 3rd—July 3rd

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 2017

with Donna West

April 8th—June 3rd

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 »

2nd Sunday Dharma Talk

April 9th—July 9th

Join us to hear a talk or contemplation led by one of our members during Sunday morning public sitting meditation, with time for discussion. Followed by refreshments at 11:00. Continue »

Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana & Community Potluck honoring Jeff and Judy Glatstein

April 9th

This hour long practice of chanting and meditation is simple and quite powerful in its direct approach to basic goodness. Preceded by a potluck dinner to honor our longtime members and pillars of our sangha, Jeff and Judy Glatstein. Continue »

Friday Night Dreamers

April 21st—April 14th

Friday Night Dreamers: Starting a new book! “Dream Yoga: Illuminating Your Life Through Lucid Dreaming and the Tibetan Yogas of Sleep”, by Andrew Holecek. Continue »

Dinner & Movie Night

April 22nd

Join us for a potluck dinner at 6:30pm with the movie An Uncommon King (the story of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche) starting at 7pm. Continue »