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

Joy in Everyday Life

with Mark Hobbs & Charlotte Linde

February 8th—March 8th

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

Sangha Appreciation Day

February 14th

Wear red and show your appreciation for being a part of a global Shambhala network which brings together people of all ages and from all walks of life Continue »

Shambhala Day

February 19th

Shambhala Day is an opportunity for you to reconnect to your aspiration Continue »

Shambhala Day Celebration of the New Year

February 21st

SHAMBHALA DAY marks the beginning of the New Year, and represents one of the most important traditions of Shambhala Buddhism. Continue »

Living Beautifully with Uncertainty and Change

March 15th—April 5th

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 →