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.
January 15th—March 12th
with Sarah Woodard
January 18th—February 22nd
January 29th—March 26th
with Shastri Joanne Martin Braun
March 18th—March 19th
with Susan Gluck & Kurt Gundersen
April 12th—May 10th
with Jesse Miller
May 31st—June 28th
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.
Becoming Familiar with the Running Away
So we ask ourselves, “What do I do when I feel I can’t handle what’s going on? Where do I look for strength and in what do I place my trust?” The Buddha taught that flexibility and openness bring strength and that running from groundlessness weakens us and brings pain. But do we understand that becoming familiar with the running away is the key? Openness doesn’t come from resisting our fears but from getting to know them well.
– From The Places That Scare You by Pema Chödrön, page 10–11