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

Shambhala Sadhana - 2016

January 31st—September 18th

Sadhana of Mahamudra - 2016

February 7th—November 27th

Cultivating View and Aspiration on the Shambhala Path

with Jesse Miller

August 3rd—August 31st

Shambhala Training Level IV - Awakened Heart

with Kerry Schwartz

September 10th—September 11th

Ani Pema Chodron's Teachings on The Sadhana of Mahamudra

with Jesse Miller

September 14th—October 12th

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

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


Hot boredom is like being locked in a padded cell. You are bored, miserable, and irritated. You will probably experience lots of that in your meditation practice. Behind the boredom, or even within it, you feel something refreshing: cool boredom. With cool boredom, you don’t feel imprisoned. Cool boredom is quite spacious, and it creates further softness and sympathy toward ourselves. The boredom is cooling, refreshing, like the water from a cold mountain stream.

From Mindfulness in Action by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche


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