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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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Celebrate Shambhala Day: Year of the Fire Monkey

Sunday February 14: Everyone is warmly invited to celebrate Shambhala Day 2016 — the Year of the Fire Monkey! More →

Santa Rosa Shambhala shrine room

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 →


Featured Programs

Contentment In Everyday Life

with Joanne Henn & Deborah Hoskins

January 31st—February 28th

This course provides an exploration of genuine contentment, the foundational views of the Buddhist teachings, and meditation in action for daily life. Continue »

Shambhala Day Celebration: Year of the Fire Monkey with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

February 14th

Everyone is warmly invited to celebrate Shambhala Day 2016 - the Year of the Fire Monkey! Continue »

Warrior In The World: Shambhala Training Level III

with Barbara Hirschfeld

April 9th—April 10th

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

Joy In Everyday Life

with Barbara Hirschfeld

May 1st—May 15th

As meditation practice expands and we develop trust in basic goodness, we can begin to discover the confidence and personal energy to go forward on the journey. Joining gentleness with discipline leads to a sense of joy. Continue »

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.