Spark your heart and mind through the practice of meditation.

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.

Center relocation almost complete

Our amazing moving team has packed and moved nearly all Center items to our new (interim) location at the Masonic Lodge. We are almost there and have ample volunteers for the last push on Saturday. Heartfelt gratitude and deepest thanks to all of you who have helped out! We could not have done this without everyone’s great energy and joyous exertions.

Please join us for the first public sitting meditation at our new interim space: Wednesday, April 1 at 7pm at —the Masonic Lodge, 855 7th Street, Santa Rosa. More →

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Ongoing Offerings

Our center offers an array of 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 →

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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 →

Featured Programs

Sunday Sitting Practice (Meditation Instruction available free of charge)

March 29th - Date cancelled

Sitting begins at 9am. Opening Chants, Sitting and Walking Meditation, instruction available free of charge. Sitting ends at 10:30am and is followed by tea and light snacks. All are welcome. Continue »

Open House Shambhala Dharma Night

April 8th

These evenings will be an opportunity to practice meditation and for deepening the understanding and practice of our Shambhala culture with talks, live or online. Continue »

Basic Goodness 3: What is Real? [Santa Rosa]

with Deborah Hoskins, Steve Hoskins, Warner Keeley

April 15th—May 20th

Taught by Acharya John Rockwell (recorded) and facilitated by Deborah Hoskins, participants explore the ordinary magic of reality, learning about the progressive stages of discovering nondual perception of the elements and thus, the nature of mind. Continue »

The Road Home: Public Talk

with Shastri Ethan Nichtern

May 19th

In his new book, The Road Home, Shastri Ethan Nichtern explores the journey each of us takes to find where we belong. Continue »

Way of Shambhala I: Shambhala Training Level IV: Awakened Heart

September 11th—September 13th

Trusting further in basic goodness and daring to experience the sharp edge of reality, we move forward with gentleness, increased awareness, and inquisitiveness about the world, as it is. Continue »