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








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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 Second and Last Sunday sitting. Please click below or check out our offerings to the right of this page.

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Weekly Quote


Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche


When you appreciate yourself, you realize that you don’t have to feel wretched or condemned. You don’t have to artificially puff yourself up, either. You discover your basic dignity, which comes along with gentleness. You have always possessed this, but you may never have recognized it before.

From Mindfulness in Action, Making Friends with Yourself through Meditation and Everyday Awareness by Chogyam Trungpa, Rinpoche.

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