Spark your heart and mind through the practice of meditation.

Shambhala Vision is rooted in the principle that every human being has a fundamental nature of basic goodness. This nature can be developed in daily life so that it radiates out to family, friends, community and society.



Drawing on the depths of Shambhala and Buddhist teachings, Being Brave will explore how meditation practice develops a greater sense of interconnectedness, and rouses strength to cultivate enlightened society.

How can we apply inner peace and bravery to develop outer compassionate action?

Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded. It’s a relationship between equals. Only when we know our own darkness well can we be present with the darkness of others. Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity.
— Pema Chödrön


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SF Center Fundraising Raffle

SF raffleHelp San Francisco Shambhala Center raise $25,000, and get the chance to 
win one of these great prizes!
Final Drawing, Saturday evening, June 7th
Grand Prize
$1,000 Retreat Gift Certificate to any Shambhala Land Center
Plus 50,000 miles contribution United Airlines
First Prize 
(Earlybird Drawing!)

Retreat Gift Certificate to
 Touching the Ground of Goodness: Week-long Meditation Retreat at
 Sonoma Mountain Zen Center

May 19th—May 26th
($750 value)

Second Prize
$500 Gift Certificate for any program to
Shambhala Mountain Center
Third Prize
Free Retreat and Renewal Program at
Shambhala Mountain Center
($534 value)
Fourth Prize
$500 Gift Certificate to San Francisco Shambhala Center programs.
Based on full program price. Restrictions apply.
Fifth Prize
10 class pass to Laughing Lotus Yoga
(Value $140)

Featured Programs

Being Brave: Is enlightened society possible? with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and Pema Chödrön

May 2nd—May 4th

You are warmly invited to join Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and Pema Chödrön - for a weekend retreat of teaching, meditation and dialogue. Continue »

Introduction to Contemplative Psychology

with Shastri Sandra Ladley & Sakti Rose

May 17th—May 18th

Skillful communication and compassionate exchange as an expression of our intrinsic sanity. An introductory class for people who would like to experience the fundamentals of Karuna Training and the foundations of Contemplative Psychology. Continue »

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