Welcome to Shambhala. You have found a place to rest your mind and make friends with being human.
The Sonoma Shambhala Center is part of an international community of meditation centers founded by Tibetan Buddhist meditation master, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, and led by his son and lineage holder, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche.
We offer a friendly, uplifted environment in which to explore meditation and the qualities it can bring to your life. Our center offers free meditation instruction and a well-defined path of practice and study. All our offerings are meant to help people of every description awaken their innate wisdom, compassion and sense of humor.
Our community includes people of all ages and walks of life. We invite you to join us in this journey of discovery.
November 2nd—December 7th
November 22nd—December 20th - Date cancelled
with Acharya Mitchell Levy & Shastri Amy Conway
December 12th—December 14th
with Susie Cook
January 11th—January 25th (2015)
with Acharya Alan Schwartz
January 18th—February 1st (2015)
with Jonathan Ransohoff
February 6th—February 8th (2015)
with Acharya Melissa Moore
March 20th—March 22nd (2015)
with Jesse Miller
April 24th—April 26th (2015)
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. You are invited to read about the Shambhala
Vision and Lineage.
Our Vision and Mission Statement
Our Center is dedicated to creating a culture of kindness, generosity and courage; making Enlightened Society possible. Please view our Vision and Mission Statement.
Our Center offers a rich array of ongoing offerings free to the public including sitting meditation and dharma talks. No prior meditation experience required to attend. All are welcome. More →
Gatherings for Moms, Kids and Familys
Meditation Group for Mothers is for moms who are interested in learning to meditate as well as mothering mindfully. It meets every Wednesday morning. Family Day meets on the third Sunday of each month.
eScrip is a sound way to help support our Center financially. Visit the eScrip page for information on how to be involved in this beneficial program. It’s easy to participate. Please do.