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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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This Sunday: Harvest of Peace celebration!

An opportunity to gather, hear teachings by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and enjoy the richness of Shambhala community, this celebration takes place at the beautiful Open Sky Retreat Space in Sebastopol. Families are welcome! More →


Wednesday Open House Dharma Nights

After the 7pm meditation practice, we will be reading and discussing a chapter in the book The Shambhala Principle by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. All are welcome. Meditation instruction available at 7pm. More →


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 →


Give to our Harvest of Peace Campaign

We invite your support of this year’s Harvest of Peace Campaign. We are raising money to support Shambhala, in Santa Rosa and all over the world. All funds raised in this campaign go toward our Center Relocation Fund and to our annual commitment to global Shambhala. 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, consider a day-long workshop, a course or a weekend program. Check out the many offerings throughout the Northern California Shambhala mandala.

Featured Programs

Shambhala Sadhana Full Moon Community Practice

August 21st—December 11th

The Shambhala Sadhana is simple and quite powerful in its direct approach to basic goodness and is open to all Shambhala community members and friends. Continue »

Harvest of Peace Autumn Celebration [at Open Sky Retreat Space]

September 25th

Please join us for our Fall celebration of the Harvest of Peace 2016! Continue »

Birth of the Warrior: Shambhala Training Level II

November 5th—November 6th - Date postponed or cancelled

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 »

Dream Yoga Weekend Program

with Andrew Holecek

January 14th—January 15th (2017)

We're very pleased to be once again hosting Andrew Holecek who will be teaching this weekend workshop based on his latest book, "Dream Yoga." 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 »