Beautiful seasonal photo with message: 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.

First Sundays: Ongoing study of Pema Chödrön’s meditation instructions

We continue utilizing Pema Chödrön’s book How to Meditate as a springboard to explore and deepen our practice and to work with our own minds. All are welcome to join us in this exploration. More →

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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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 →


2017-2018 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, consider a day-long workshop, a course or a weekend program. Check out the many offerings throughout the Northern California Shambhala mandala.


Featured Programs

Who Am I? The Basic Goodness of Being Human

with Acharya Adam Lobel

January 17th—February 21st

In this first course of the Basic Goodness Series, we will look at our assumptions about who we are as human beings while fully recognizing the influences that shape our identity. Continue »

Sadhana of Mahamudra Community Practice 2018

January 21st—June 10th

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—June 24th

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 »

Shambhala Day – Year of the Earth Dog

with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

February 18th

All are warmly invited to celebrate Shambhala Day based on the Tibetan lunar calendar. This is an opportunity to celebrate the richness of our cultural and spiritual heritage as well as our connection with each other. Continue »

Contentment in Everyday Life

with Deborah Hoskins & Steve Hoskins

March 7th—March 25th

Contentment can be hard to find. Much of the time we search for contentment in things, achievements or relationships. With meditation and contemplation practice, we learn we can relax with ourselves as we are and appreciate simple human experience. Continue »

Shambhala Training Weekend I: Feel Human Again

with Jesse Miller

June 2nd—June 3rd

In Level I, students are introduced to basic goodness and the practice of meditation in a supportive, social environment. The weekend includes meditation practice, discussion, and individual meetings with meditation instructors. Continue »