Live streaming in Santa Rosa
Being Brave: Is Enlightened Society Possible?

with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and Pema Chödrön. Fri-Sun, May 2-4. Those who are unable to attend the live event at the Craneway Pavilion in Richmond are warmly invited to this online interactive retreat, where we’ll discover ways to change the world by changing our minds. [read more]

The vision of Shambhala begins with the understanding that all humans at the very ground of their being have goodness and wisdom.

Coming in April
Shambhala Training Level III:
Warrior in the World

with Robert Pressnall. Fri-Sun, April 25-27. For those who have completed Shambhala Training Level II. Through daring and gentleness, we open to a clear perception of the world and its feedback. [read more]

Coming in May
Way of Shambhala I: Joy in Everyday Life

Five Tuesdays, May 6-June 3 with Jill Cohen and Joanne Henn. The third class in the Way of Shambhala I curriculum and the recommended companion course following Shambhala Training Level III, this class introduces practical methods to develop ongoing kindness toward ourselves and others. [read more]

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About Santa Rosa Shambhala

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The Center is part of an international community of more than 170 meditation centers founded by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and now led by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. The Shambhala Buddhist path, unique in the world of western Buddhism, combines the teachings of the Kagyu and Nyingma traditions of Tibetan Buddhism with the Shambhala principles of living an uplifted life, fully engaged with the world.

Santa Rosa Shambhala offers a core curriculum of Shambhala Buddhist teachings, meditation practice sessions, and training in contemplative practices and traditional arts.

Driving directions

Our Center is on the second floor of an old school building at 709 Davis Street, reachable only via 8th Street. [read more]

The building entrance is reached via 8th Street where our parking lot is located. Drive in towards the far end and park. Enter the door on the left end of the building and come on upstairs to Room 206. If the outer door is locked, please ring the doorbell. (No entry from Davis Street).

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From the North

  1. US-101 S to exit 490 for College Ave
  2. At the stoplight, turn RIGHT onto College Ave
  3. Take the 2nd LEFT at the stoplight onto Cleveland Ave
  4. Continue for about 1/2 mile and turn LEFT onto 8th St
  5. Take the 1st LEFT into the parking lot and you’re here.

From the South

  1. US-101 N to the exit toward Downtown Santa Rosa
  2. Turn LEFT at the stoplight onto 3rd St
  3. Turn RIGHT at the stoplight onto Wilson St
  4. Turn RIGHT onto 8th St
  5. Take the 1st LEFT into the parking lot and you’re here.

Upcoming Programs:

Shambhala Training Level III: Warrior in the World
April 25th - April 27th
Developing fearlessness by examining our habitual tendencies, we are willing to experience our life without relying on the cocoon. We begin to engage the world directly and extend the attitude of fearlessness to our activities.
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Sunday Sitting Practice: CANCELLED DUE TO ST LEVEL III
April 27th
Today's sitting has been cancelled because of Shambhala Training Level III. Please join us next Sunday!
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Live Streaming of Being Brave: Is Enlightened Society Possible?
May 2nd - May 4th
Not able to attend the live event at the Craneway Pavilion in Richmond? Join Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and Pema Chödrön — via live streaming — here in Santa Rosa!
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May 4th
This Sunday the center will be hosting a live streaming broadcast of the "Being Brave" retreat led by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and Ani Pema Chodron at Craneway Pavilion in Richmond, CA.
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Santa Rosa Shambhala Meditation Center
LOCATION: 709 Davis Street (enter from the parking lot on 8th Street) • MAIL: Post Office Box 521, Santa Rosa,  CA 95402
Tel. 707 545-4907    Email:

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