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.
with Susie Cook & Carlos Gonzalez
January 18th—March 29th
with Acharya Alan Schwartz
January 25th—February 15th
with Jonathan Ransohoff
February 6th—February 8th
with Marcella Friel
February 8th—February 17th
with Marcella Friel
with Acharya Melissa Moore
March 20th—March 22nd
with Jesse Miller
April 24th—April 26th
May 22nd—May 29th
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 →
In Shambhala, all of us are leaders- in our lives, our homes, our jobs, and our personal journeys. By working with our own minds and hearts, and cultivating our own sanity, we begin to transform our culture and create good human society. Leadership training in Shambhala has at it’s heart the aspiration to awaken our own bravery and compassion and learn to work with others with clarity, gentleness, and wisdom.
For Kids and Familys
Our Children’s Program meets every Sunday, starting January 18th, 2015.
We also have a Wednesday morning sitting practice every week which is a particularly convenient sitting practice period for some Moms and Dads who are busy with their kids during our weekday evening and Sunday morning meditations. All are welcome.