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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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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 →

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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 →

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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 →


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


Featured Programs

Shambhala Sadhana Full Moon Community Practice

August 21st—June 11th

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 »

Sadhana of Mahamudra Community Practice

January 29th—June 25th

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 »

Luminous Emptiness: Book Study of Francesca Fremantle's Commentary on The Tibetan Book of the Dead

with Samo Skerbec

April 9th—June 4th

“Luminous Emptiness” was the first ‘real’ translation of “The Tibetan Book of the Dead” into English. It is an extensive commentary on Tibetan Book of the Dead and contains all main concepts of the Vajrayana Buddhism. Continue »

Fearlessness In Everyday Life

May 10th—June 7th - Date postponed or cancelled

In Shambhala, fearlessness is represented by the Garuda, a mythical bird which soars in space, beyond hope and fear. Continue »

Awakened Heart: Shambhala Training Level IV

with Jesse Miller

September 23rd—September 24th

In Shambhala Training Level IV, we learn how to awaken and open our hearts so that we can communicate fully with the world. Continue »

Who Am I? The Basic Goodness of Being Human

October 8th—November 12th

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 »