Welcome to Shambhala. You have found a place to rest your mind and make friends with being human.

The Silicon Valley 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.

Featured Programs

Winter Solstice Celebration

December 21st

The Winter Solstice provides a special opportunity to express appreciation. Continue »

Winter Feast of Practice

with Charlotte Linde

December 26th—January 1st (2015)

This is a full week of meditation practice. You are invited to come for all or some of the sessions. Continue »

Birth of the Warrior: Shambhala Training Level II Weekend Retreat

with Charlotte Linde

January 24th—January 25th (2015)

Having experienced a taste of basic goodness in Level I, we want to learn more. Meditation practice allows us to observe how we create a cocoon of habits to mask underlying fear. Continue »

Joy in Everyday Life

with Mark Hobbs & Charlotte Linde

February 8th—March 8th (2015)

Third in The Way of Shambhala series, this class explores awakening our heart, natural inquisitiveness and the world around us. Continue »

Living Beautifully with Uncertainty and Change

March 15th—April 5th (2015)

Stepping into the Warrior’s Path Pema Chodron Book Study & Discussion Continue »
New to Shambhala

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 centre 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 →