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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.

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Wednesday Open House Dharma Nights

After the 7pm meditation practice, we will be reading and discussing a chapter in the book Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. All are welcome. Meditation instruction available at 7pm. More →

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First Sundays: Ongoing study of Pema Chödrön’s meditation instructions

We continue utilizing Pema Chödrön’s book How to Meditate as a springboard to explore and deepen our practice and to work with our own minds. All are welcome to join us in this exploration. More →

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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 →

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Shambhala Sadhana Community Practice

A monthly gathering for this chanting and visualization practice written by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. The Shambhala Sadhana powerfully and simply communicates the essence of basic goodness and enlightened society. More →

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Ongoing Offerings

Our center offers several weekly offerings free to the public, including public sitting meditation hours and dharma talks. No prior meditation experience required to attend. All are welcome. More →


2016-2017 Way of Shambhala Trainings

Shambhala offers an extensive structured path of training in authentic meditation practices and teachings for people who are interested in pursuing such a path. The name of this path is The Way of Shambhala. For a simple introduction, you can choose to sample a workshop, a course or a weekend (or several), at any time. Check out the many offerings throughout the Northern California Shambhala mandala.


Featured Programs

Shambhala Umdze (Timekeeper) Training

with Irv Kirschbaum

August 28th

We will be offering Shambhala Umdze Training for those who wish to take up this practice or to refresh prior training [open to Shambhala members]. Continue »

The Art of Being Human: Shambhala Training Level I

with Shastri Joanne Martin Braun

September 10th—September 11th

In Level I, students are introduced to basic goodness and the practice of meditation in a supportive, social environment. The weekend includes meditation practice, discussion, and individual meetings with meditation instructors. Continue »

Birth of the Warrior: Shambhala Training Level II

November 5th—November 6th

By opening to our own genuineness and tenderness, we learn how to work with fear and appreciate that there is no fundamental obstacle to experiencing basic goodness. Continue »

Warrior In The World: Shambhala Training Level III

with Joanne Henn

March 11th—March 12th (2017)

Becoming a warrior in the Shambhala tradition means developing the courage to meet life's challenges with openness and strength. Continue »