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!








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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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Featured Programs

Joy In Everyday Life

with Barbara Hirschfeld & Susan Gluck

January 13th—February 10th

Shambhala Sadhana - 2016

January 31st—March 20th

Sadhana of Mahamudra - 2016

February 7th—November 27th

Camera As Cushion

with Dr. Phillip Ziegler

February 13th - Date postponed

Who Am I - The Basic Goodness of Being Human

with Acharya Alan Schwartz

February 24th—March 30th

Shambhala Training Level II - Birth of the Warrior

with Rachel Anderson

February 27th—February 28th

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


Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche


The absence of grasping and fixation is like flying in an airplane. When we rise above the clouds, we begin to realize that upstairs there is a blue sky all the time. We realize that the sun is always shining, even when it is cloudy and rainy down below. There is blue sky all the time, and that blue sky is free from clouds.

From “Unconditional Ground” in The Tantric Path of Indestructible Wakefulness, Volume Three of The Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma, Chögyam Trungpa


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