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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.

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Meditation in Everyday Life

Five Mondays, Oct 13-Nov 24  Want to explore the path of meditation and get to know your own mind? Join us for this introductory class in meditation for beginners as well as more seasoned practitioners interested in revisiting and deepening their relationship to the teachings and practice. [read more]

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Shambhala Principle: Weekend with Acharya Richard John

Fri-Sun, Nov 14-16  Friday evening is a free public talk: Overview of the Shambhala Principle. photo of Acharya Richard JohnThe 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]

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]

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.

Upcoming Programs:

Enlightened Society Leadership & Service Program: A Santa Rosa Shambhala Internship Program
September 17th - December 17th
The Enlightened Society Leadership and Service Program is a Shambhala Buddhist training program emphasizing the path of profound service and community engagement. Next training session begins September 2014.
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Meditation in Everyday Life
October 13th - November 10th
Want to explore the path of meditation and get to know your own mind? Meditation in Everyday Life is an introductory class in meditation for beginners as well as more seasoned practitioners.
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Basic Goodness Two: How Can I Help? The Basic Goodness of Society, taught online by Acharya Arawana Hayashi
October 14th - November 18th
This second course in The Basic Goodness Series asks the question, “How can I help?” and explores our relationships with others, as aspiration to help our world, and specific aspects of social transformation.
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Wisdom in Everyday Life
October 21st - November 18th
Meditation uncovers our wisdom. This wisdom is always present and can be applied to transform confused situations and emotions into effective actions. No longer deterred or depressed by obstacles, we can include everything as part of the path. The chall
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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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