"In essence, the emphasis of the Buddhist path is to help us attain enlightenment, and the emphasis of the Shambhala path is help us create and maintain a good society. When we put these two together, we have the Shambhalian Buddhist view of enlightened society."
The San Diego Shambhala Meditation Center is part of an international community of over 180 urban meditation and rural retreat centers founded by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and currently 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.
Our center is in the back of the Art Produce Building, located at 3139 University Avenue at the corner of University and Herman Avenues in the North Park area of San Diego We are housed in the back of the building, enter through the garden area on Herman.
The center offers public meditation, free meditation instruction, a core curriculum of Buddhist and Shambhala teachings, as well as training in contemplative practices and traditional arts. The San Diego Shambhala Meditation Center is a nonprofit, volunteer organization.
Shambhala vision is rooted in the contemplative teachings of Buddhism, yet is a fresh expression of the spiritual journey for our time. We invite you to explore our diverse programs designed to help people of all traditions discover their inherent sanity, gentleness and humor.
Creating a Gentle and Sacred World: Weekthün
May 25th - May 31st
Intensive meditation practice enables us to experience a profoundly fresh view of our lives. Engaging in such practice in a group setting provides powerful support for this process and a rich training ground for the creation of a compassionate society.more info
REFUGE & BODHISATTVA VOW CEREMONIES
The Refuge Vow is the traditional step of formally becoming a Buddhist by taking "refuge" in the Three Jewels: the Buddha, the Dharma and the Sangha.
The Bodhisattva Vow is a further extension of one's personal commitment to be ofmore info
Fearlessness In Everyday Life
June 8th - June 22nd
As the path continues, we learn to work with anxiety, so that we are not blocked by fear. Through an exploration of the traditional Buddhist teachings of mind and the nature of reality, we learn to see clearly. We dare to face life and death as they are.more info
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