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

Profound Treasury: The Path of Individual Liberation Study Group

May 30th—March 12th (2016)

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 »

Movie Night - Groundhog Day

July 11th

A weatherman finds himself living the same day over and over again. Continue »

Learn to Meditate Workshop

with Charlotte Linde

July 18th

Meditation is a personal journey and a path of social transformation. Learn to meditate, and naturally grow your confidence, mindful awareness, and compassion. This workshop is a three hour program that will help you learn how to do sitting and walkin Continue »

Enlightened Leadership Training Program

with Fern LaRocca

August 30th

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 train Continue »
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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 →

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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 →