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

Level One: The Art of Being Human

with Jesse Miller

October 4th—October 5th

Through the practice of meditation, we glimpse unconditional goodness as the ground of our existence. Opening to ourselves with gentleness and appreciation, we begin to see our potential as genuine and compassionate human beings. Continue »

Contentment in Everyday Life

with Mark Hobbs & Charlotte Linde

October 12th—November 2nd

Contentment can be hard to find. Much of the time we search for contentment in things, achievements or relationships. With meditation practice, we relax with ourselves and appreciate simple human experiences. This retreat builds on the discovery of basic Continue »

Movie Night: My Dinner with André

October 31st

Please join us on movie night for the incomparable, My Dinner with André. Continue »

Shambhala Lineage, History, and Culture: Proclaiming Basic Goodness

with Acharya Alan Schwartz

November 15th

How we lead our lives in households and in families, at work and at play, publicly and privately, affects the health of an entire society. Continue »

Movie Night: Monsieur Hulot's Holiday

November 28th

Please join us on movie night for the classic comedy of gentle slapstick, Monsieur Hulot's Holiday. 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 →

leadership training

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 →