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

Special Opportunity for Repeaters! Fearlessness in Everyday Life

Already completed this course? You are invited to take advantage of the rich opportunity to revisit these teachings on fearlessness under the warm and insightful guidance of Jesse Miller, one of the Bay Area’s most well-loved and sought-after teachers — with a special repeater price of $40. [read more]

New! Living Dharma Wednesdays

Join us September 10 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]

Enlightened Society Leadership & Service Training: A Santa Rosa Shambhala Internship Program

The next program begins September 2014. Enlightened or awake society begins with personal transformation, training and leadership from each individual. The Enlightened Society Leadership Training at Santa Rosa Shambhala Center is a Shambhala Buddhist leadership training program emphasizing the path of profound service and community engagement. [read more]

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Preparing To Die: Practical Advice and Spiritual Wisdom with Andrew Holecek

Friday-Sunday, October 17-19. A weekend workshop, held off-site at the Finley Community Center in Santa Rosa, with renowned author and teacher Andrew Holecek. Death is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity — if you’re prepared. We will learn the principal meditative and spiritual practices that anyone from any tradition can use throughout their lives to be more prepared for death. [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:

Open House Shambhala Dharma Night
September 3rd
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.
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First Sunday Extended Sitting, Meditation Instruction Available Free of Charge
September 7th
Sitting begins at 9 AM. Opening Chants, Sitting and Walking Meditation, instruction available free of charge. Silent tea at 10:30 AM, followed by sitting until 11:30 am. All are welcome.
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Sadhana of Mahamudra Practice: Open to All
September 7th
This Vajrayana practice is open to everyone and is a means of overcoming obstacles in one's practice and life. The Sadhana consists of brief silent meditation, chanting, and mantra recitation.
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Fearlessness in Everyday Life
September 8th - October 6th
Overcoming our fear, we leap with daring into our lives. This is the 4th in the series of the Way of Shambhala, Everyday life courses. Special Repeaters price: $40!
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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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