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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.

Four Foundations of Mindfulness
with Jesse Miller
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Sat., Feb 7 9am-5pm. Mindfulness is a basic approach to the spiritual journey that is common to all traditions of Buddhism. It is the basic method for beginning to relate directly with mind as taught by Buddha and has been in use for the past 2,500 years. There are four aspects to this practice, traditionally known as the Four Foundations of Mindfulness. All levels. [read more]

Shambhala Day: Live Address
by The Sakyong
Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

Thursday, Feb 19, 8:30am to 1pm. Shambhala Day is a time for us to express the wealth and richness of our spiritual and cultural heritage through feasting, conviviality, and community. [read more]

A very special evening:
Map to the Golden Age: The I-Ching and Enlightened Society

Mon, February 23, Acharya Daniel Hessey will present a fascinating look at the I-Ching, one of the world’s most fascinating documents, and share his vision for how it illuminates the pathway of enlightened society. [read more]

Enlightened Society Leadership Training: Spring 2015

photo of smiling facesAn intensive leadership training based on the teachings of Shambhala, beginning Spring 2015. In Shambhala, all of us are leaders — in our lives, our homes, our jobs, and our personal journeys. By working with our own minds and hearts, and cultivating our own sanity, we begin to transform our culture and create good human society. [read more]

Living Dharma Wednesdays

photo of person walking in treesJoin us on the 2nd Wednesday of each 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. [read more]

Coming in March:
Contentment in Everyday Life

beach footprints in the sand photoFive Mondays, beginning March 23 7-9pm. This 5-week no pre-requisite course is an introduction to the foundational Shambhala and Buddhist teachings, an exploration of mindfulness meditation and meditation in action for daily life. This is the second class series in the Way of Shambhala I curriculum and is the recommended companion course following Shambhala Training Level II. [read more]

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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:

First Sunday Extended Sitting
February 1st
Sitting begins at 9 AM. Opening Chants, Sitting and Walking Meditation, instruction available free of charge. Silent tea at 10:30 AM followed by sitting until 11:30 am. All are welcome.
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Sadhana of Mahamudra Practice: Open to All
February 3rd
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
February 4th
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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The Four Foundations of Mindfulness
February 7th
“According to the buddhadharma, spirituality means relating with the working basis of one’s existence, which is one’s state of mind. The method for beginning to relate directly with mind is the practice of mindfulness.” – Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche
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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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