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 »

Comfortable with Uncertainty: 108 Teachings on Cultivating Fearlessness and Compassion

with Denice Everham

March 15th—April 5th

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

Beat Evening of Poetry and Stories with Marc Olmsted

April 25th

Marc will read from his own poetry written during a three year meditation retreat and from his recently published memoir Don't Hesitate: Knowing Allen Ginsberg 1972-1997. Letters and Recollections which chronicles his 25 year relationship with Ginsberg Continue »

Shambhala Training Level III - The Warrior in the World

with Jesse Miller

June 13th—June 14th

Developing fearlessness by examining our habitual tendencies, we are willing to experience our life without relying on the cocoon. Continue »
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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 →