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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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May Goodness Be All-Victorious: A One Week Urban Retreat

July 9-15. An urban weekthun with Shastri Manny Medeiros and Shastri Joanne Martin Braun at Berkeley Shambhala Center. Open to all. Early bird discount (register by June 19). 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 →

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Shambhala Sadhana Community Practice

A monthly gathering for this chanting and visualization practice written by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. The Shambhala Sadhana powerfully and simply communicates the essence of basic goodness and enlightened society. More →

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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

Shambhala Sadhana Community Practice [at Santa Rosa Shambhala]

May 19th—June 19th

A monthly gathering for this chanting and visualization practice written by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche just prior to the conclusion of a year long retreat. The Shambhala Sadhana powerfully and simply communicates the essence of basic goodness and enlightened Continue »

2nd Annual North Bay Midsummer Day Celebration Potluck Picnic

June 26th

This year all Northern California Shambhala Centers are invited to celebrate Mid-Summer Day at Gerstle Park in San Rafael for good food, fun and festivities! 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.