Spark your heart and mind through the practice of meditation
Shambhala Vision tells us that we can experience a natural source of radiance and brilliance in the world, which is the innate wakefulness of human beings. Located in the Heart of Marin County in Northern California, Tamalpais Shambhala is part of an international community of urban meditation and rural retreat centers founded by the late Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and now led by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. In addition to free meditation instruction, offered at each of our public sitting practices, our center offers public meditation, a core curriculum of Buddhist and Shambhala teachings, as well as training in advanced contemplative practices.
February 7th—November 27th
with Acharya Alan Schwartz
November 9th—December 21st
with Jesse Miller
November 12th—November 13th
with Shastri Manuel Medeiros
January 7th—January 8th (2017)
January 12th—February 9th (2017)
with Sarah Woodard
January 18th—February 22nd (2017)
with Shastri Joanne Martin Braun
March 18th—March 19th (2017)
Please join us for our First-Tuesday Open House Dharma Talks! On the first Tuesday of each month our regularly scheduled open house will feature a special guest Shambhala teacher.
Tamalpais Shambhala offers many programs and practice opportunities such as day long retreats, weekend retreats, classes and community practice sessions including Open House every Tuesday Night, First Tuesday Dharma Talks, Third Tuesday Pema Nights and Community Practice Sundays. Please click below or check out our offerings to the right of this page.
As the fundamental psychological confusion in this country has become heightened and thickened, increasing frustration, fear, and anger have developed. In particular, the American spiritual neurosis, both individual and group, has become, in some sense, a world monument. It deserves a gold medal. So, introducing disciplines for seeing the world in a very simple, ordinary, and basic way seems helpful and refreshing, and very much needed. That’s why the meditative tradition of mindfulness is so appropriate for this country, as well as the rest of the Western Hemisphere.
From “A Mindful Society,” in Mindfulness in Action: Making Friends with Yourself through Meditation and Everyday Awareness by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche