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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Featured Programs

Shambhala Sadhana - 2018

January 7th—March 4th

Deep Dive into the Heart Sutra

with Sarah Woodard

January 11th—February 15th

Sadhana of Mahamudra - 2018

January 21st—March 18th

Level Two - Birth of the Warrior

with Jon Ransohoff

February 24th—February 25th

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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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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,  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

Pema-Chodron

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

 

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