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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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Nov. 8: 2nd Annual Sit-a-Thon at The Tibetan Gallery & Studio

How often do we get the opportunity to “do nothing” and be of benefit at the same time? This walk-a-thon style fundraiser supports the Santa Rosa Shambhala Meditation Center. 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 →

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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

Death and the Art of Dying: The Karmic Bardo of Becoming

with Andrew Holecek

December 5th—December 6th

These teachings apply to any situation that ends, and will help you with the loss of a job, a relationship, anything. Continue »

Birth of the Warrior: Shambhala Training Level II

January 23rd—January 24th (2016)

By opening to our own genuineness and tenderness, we learn how to work with fear and appreciate that there is no fundamental obstacle to experiencing basic goodness. Continue »

Contentment In Everyday Life

January 31st—February 28th (2016)

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

Warrior In The World: Shambhala Training Level III

April 9th—April 10th (2016)

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

April 17th—May 1st (2016)

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 »

2015-2016 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.