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The vision of Shambhala begins with the understanding that all humans at the very ground of their being have goodness and wisdom.

Children and Being: A Volunteer Training

With Susie Cook and Leslie Gossett, Sun, Nov 2. This program is open to everyone, parents or not, anyone who might like to explore ways of relating with children that help highlight each of our innate qualities of kindness, gentleness and brilliance. [read more]

Acharya Richard JohnFree public talk
Overview of The Shambhala Principle

With Acharya Richard John, Fri, Nov 14 . His talk will be based on the book, The Shambhala Principle by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. This is an opportunity to learn to develop your meditation practice and align it with the realities of daily life. [read more]

sunset and sky Shambhala Principle: Weekend with Acharya Richard John

Fri-Sun, Nov 14-16  Friday evening is a free public talk: Overview of the Shambhala Principle. The question of human nature is the most important global issue that we face today. The Shambhala Principle invites us to discover the potential and power of the basic goodness in human nature to help solve the challenges of today’s world. [read more]

Children’s Blessing Ceremony with Acharya Richard John

Sun, Nov 16  Raising our children to know their own basic goodness, and that of others, is the very cornerstone of a good human society. This brief and simple blessing ceremony allows children and their parents to experience their own wakefulness in an inspiring and playful setting. [read more]

gomden meditation cushion Sitting for Society: A Santa Rosa Shambhala Center Fundraiser

Sat, Nov 22  This Sit-A-Thon fundraiser provides deep support for the Santa Rosa Shambhala Center. There’s a way for everyone to participate. [read more]

Living Dharma Wednesdays

photo of person walking in treesJoin us on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 6:15pm with a simple meal together. We explore together the intersection of our meditation practice and the Shambhala teachings with the culture we all create in our daily lives. In addition to a period of meditation practice, senior students will speak about how they personally engage the dharma in a living way in their everyday lives. Open group discussion will follow. [read more]

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Make a general donation to the Center. [read more]

About Santa Rosa Shambhala

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The Center is part of an international community of more than 170 meditation centers founded by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and now led by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. The Shambhala Buddhist path, unique in the world of western Buddhism, combines the teachings of the Kagyu and Nyingma traditions of Tibetan Buddhism with the Shambhala principles of living an uplifted life, fully engaged with the world.

Santa Rosa Shambhala offers a core curriculum of Shambhala Buddhist teachings, meditation practice sessions, and training in contemplative practices and traditional arts.

Driving directions

Our Center is on the second floor of an old school building at 709 Davis Street, reachable only via 8th Street. [read more]

The building entrance is reached via 8th Street where our parking lot is located. Drive in towards the far end and park. Enter the door on the left end of the building and come on upstairs to Room 206. If the outer door is locked, please ring the doorbell. (No entry from Davis Street).

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From the North

  1. US-101 S to exit 490 for College Ave
  2. At the stoplight, turn RIGHT onto College Ave
  3. Take the 2nd LEFT at the stoplight onto Cleveland Ave
  4. Continue for about 1/2 mile and turn LEFT onto 8th St
  5. Take the 1st LEFT into the parking lot and you’re here.

From the South

  1. US-101 N to the exit toward Downtown Santa Rosa
  2. Turn LEFT at the stoplight onto 3rd St
  3. Turn RIGHT at the stoplight onto Wilson St
  4. Turn RIGHT onto 8th St
  5. Take the 1st LEFT into the parking lot and you’re here.

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Upcoming Programs:

Sadhana of Mahamudra Practice: Open to All
November 4th
This Vajrayana practice is open to everyone and is a means of overcoming obstacles in one's practice and life. The Sadhana consists of brief silent meditation, chanting, and mantra recitation.
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Open House Shambhala Dharma Night
November 5th
These evenings will be an opportunity to practice meditation and for deepening the understanding and practice of our Shambhala culture with talks, live or online.
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Sunday Sitting Practice, Meditation Instruction Available Free of Charge
November 9th
Sitting begins at 9 AM. Opening Chants, Sitting and Walking Meditation, instruction available free of charge. Sitting ends at 10:30 AM and is followed by tea and snacks. All are welcome.
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Living Dharma Wednesdays
November 12th
The 2nd Wednesday of each month. In addition to a period of meditation practice, senior students will speak about how they personally engage the dharma in a living way in their everyday lives. Open group discussion will follow.
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Santa Rosa Shambhala Meditation Center
LOCATION: 709 Davis Street (enter from the parking lot on 8th Street) MAIL: Post Office Box 521, Santa Rosa,  CA 95402
Tel. 707 545-4907    Email:

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