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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.


New to Meditation or Shambhala?
Join us for a free drop-in Sunday Sitting practice. Learn to meditate, connect with community, develop mindful-awareness, and compassion. And, meditation instruction is available. Checkout out our calendar for classes and events.

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First Sundays: Study of “Places That Scare You” by Pema Chödrön

Starting the 1st Sun. in August, we begin study and discussion of Pema Chödrön’s book, The Places That Scare You as a means to explore and deepen our practice and to work with our own minds. All are welcome to join us in this exploration. 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. All are welcome. More →

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Resources for Understanding Current Events in Shambhala

Consider this page a virtual reading room for our community containing some links to letters from Shambhala governance, the Sakyong, the Transition Task Force, regional leadership, news articles, helpful blog posts, and teachings. Our intent is to remain in a place of openness and listening to our community. More →


Featured Programs

Sadhana of Mahamudra Community Practice 2018

January 21st—December 9th

The Sadhana of Mahamudra is a meditation practice and liturgy chanted by the Shambhala community on the new or full moon days of the lunar calendar, open to all. Continue »

Shambhala Sadhana Full Moon Community Practice 2018

January 28th—December 30th

The Shambhala Sadhana is simple and quite powerful in its direct approach to basic goodness and is open to all Shambhala community members and friends. Continue »

Monthly Community Sangha Salon

June 17th—October 21st

An informal gathering for topical discussion and community occurring on the third Sunday of every month. Everyone is welcome to join in! Continue »

What Can We Rely On? The Buddha’s Teachings on “The Four Reliances”

with Acharya Richard John

September 23rd

One of the Buddha’s most profound and practical teachings has become known as “The Four Reliances.” This one-day program of teaching and practice is open to all Shambhala Members. Continue »

The Trekchö Instructions of Yeshe Tsogyal: for Vajrayana practitioners

with Acharya Richard John

September 26th

In the 8th century CE, Yeshe Tsogyal had a vision in which Vajrayogini gave her these pith instructions for practicing trekchö, known as “cutting through to primordial purity.” Join Acharya Richard John in a day-long exploration. Continue »

Death & the Art of Dying: The Luminous Bardo of Dharmata

with Andrew Holecek

January 12th—January 13th (2019)

If we are prepared, death is the crowning moment of life — our greatest opportunity for enlightenment. This weekend explores the energies of the bardo of Dharmata, showing how they also manifest with each thought and emotion. Continue »