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

Winter Solstice and Children’s Day Celebration

Sunday, December 21. Please join us for an evening of gathering in and shining out as we celebrate together the richness of the season, the community, our families and especially our children. [read more]

Winter Holiday Practice Intensive

Mon-Wed, Dec. 29-31. The center will be open all day for anyone who wishes to practice. We will have periods of sitting and walking meditation, contemplations and shamatha yoga. Come and practice for as little or as long as you wish. [read more]

Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human

Directed by beloved senior Shambhala instructor, Jesse Miller on Sat-Sun, January 3-4, this weekend meditation workshop introduces participants to the practice of meditation in a supportive, social environment. The program includes meditation instruction with periods of sitting and walking practice, formal talks, group discussion and individual interviews with a meditation instructor. [read more]

Living Dharma Wednesdays

photo of person walking in treesJoin us on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 6:15pm with a simple meal together. We explore together the intersection of our meditation practice and the Shambhala teachings with the culture we all create in our daily lives. In addition to a period of meditation practice, senior students will speak about how they personally engage the dharma in a living way in their everyday lives. Open group discussion will follow. [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.

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Upcoming Programs:

Sunday Sitting Practice-no Family practice today because of Children's Day celebration
December 21st
We will have a regular Sunday sitting program this morning. Please join us from 4 to 7 pm this evening when we will celebrating Children's Day as part of our Winter Solstice observance.
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Winter Solstice and Children’s Day Celebration
December 21st
All are welcome, as we gather together to create a warm and magical celebration of this season, including decorating the shrine, enjoying delicious food and drink, and other festivities.
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Open House Shambhala Dharma Night-CANCELLED FOR HOLIDAY
December 24th
Sitting has been cancelled because of the Christmas eve holiday. Next week is also cancelled. Please join us on January 7 when the regular program schedule resumes.
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Shambhala Sadhana Practice
December 25th
This is a time for those who have received the Shambhala Sadhana to practice together as a group.
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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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