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.



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 →

Katie Baingbridge

Ongoing Offerings

Our center offers a rich array of ongoing offerings free to the public including weekly public sitting meditation hours and dharma talks. No prior meditation experience required to attend.  All are welcome. More →

Featured Programs

Making Friends With Yourself: A Video Retreat Series with Pema Chödrön

September 28th—November 2nd

Join Pema Chödrön as she explores, in her usual down-to-earth and practical way, the Buddhist teachings on the five skandhas (elements) and the eight kinds of consciousness. Continue »

Introduction To Meditation Weekend Intensive

with Shastri Kim Kelso

November 4th—November 6th

This weekend training, which is now being offered for only $50, provides a gentle introduction to mindfulness-awareness meditation practice as a means to experiencing our nature as fundamentally and intrinsically good. Continue »

Contentment in Everyday Life

with Gail McDonald

November 9th—December 14th

A five-week experiential course with talks as well as meditations, contemplations, self-inquiries, and group discussions. Continue »

The Heart of Warriorship Level II: Birth of the Warrior

with Gail McDonald

December 9th—December 11th

Having experienced a taste of basic goodness, we want to go forward. Meditation practice allows us to observe how we create a cocoon of habits to mask our fear. We begin to appreciate that there is no fundamental obstacle to experiencing basic goodness. Continue »

The Heart of Warriorship Level III: Warrior in the World

with Shastri Joel Wachbrit

January 27th—January 29th (2017)

Developing fearlessness by examining our habitual tendencies, we are willing to experience our life without relying on the cocoon. We begin to engage the world directly and extend the attitude of fearlessness to our activities. Continue »

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