Ongoing Offerings

Our center offers a rich array of weekly ongoing offerings free to the public. No prior meditation experience required to attend. Most programs offer meditation instruction upon request. All are welcome.

Open Public Sitting Hours

Sunday Morning Public Sitting
Sundays 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
(followed by Tea/Coffee Social)

Thursday Evening Public Sitting
Thursdays 6:45 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.

Find how to get to our Shambhala Center here.

Wednesday Evening Mindfulness Meditation at the Encinitas YMCA
Wednesdays 7:00 p.m. For those wishing to explore or support a meditation practice. Free to non-YMCA members.

Monthly 2nd Friday Evening Public Sitting in North Park
2nd Friday of the month 7:30 p.m. Group Meditation Practice and Social



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 »

Maitri Bhavana

April 21st

Maitri Bhavana is a meditation on loving kindness that is practiced for those who are seriously ill, either physically or mentally. Continue »

Family Sundays

April 21st

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 »

'Dakini Power' Book Discussion Group

April 22nd

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

Gentle Yoga

with Judy Hirsh

April 23rd

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 »