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.

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Jesse Miller and John Osajima at Shambhala’s recent North Bay Mid-Summer’s Day Celebration!


Featured Programs

Sadhana of Mahamudra - 2016

February 7th—November 27th

Basic Goodness of Society

with Acharya Alan Schwartz

November 9th—December 21st

Level I - The Art of Being Human

with Jesse Miller

November 12th—November 13th

Level II - The Birth of the Warrior

with Shastri Manuel Medeiros

January 7th—January 8th (2017)

Contentment In Everyday Life

January 12th—February 9th (2017)

The Four Foundations of Mindfulness

with Sarah Woodard

January 18th—February 22nd (2017)

Level III - Warrior in the World

with Shastri Joanne Martin Braun

March 18th—March 19th (2017)

New to Shambhala?

header-IMG_1743-TR-centre-templateShambhala 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 by clicking the arrow below.

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First Tuesday Dharma Talks

Moonrise San Pablo BayPlease 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.


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Classes and Retreats

header908-81-DSC02976Tamalpais 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.

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Weekly Quote



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


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