Welcome to Shambhala. You have found a place to rest your mind and make friends with being human. Learn more about our community here.

Silicon Valley Shambhala 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.

Our last public open house will be Sunday December 27th. Join us for Winter Feast of Practice and Ceremony to close our center (December 26-29th).  See info here. 

  * Our members are currently practicing in 3 different neighborhood group locations. 

Sign up for our newsletter for more info on when and where our next public open house will be or email us at shambhalasv@gmail.com. 

We offer a friendly, uplifted environment in which to explore meditation and the qualities it can bring to your life. Our community 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

Profound Treasury: The Path of Individual Liberation Study Group

May 30th—March 12th

This class will explore the first volume of The Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma, compiled and edited by Judith Lief. We will cover the traditional hinayana teachings as taught by Chögyam Trungpa, including guided readings, contemplations, medita Continue »

Shambhala Day

February 9th

On Tuesday, February 9, the actual date of the New Year, we will have a pot luck dinner and Sadhana of Mahamudra practice from 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm. Continue »
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