Spark your heart and mind through the practice of meditation.

SF Shambala Meditation — Primordial Ridgen

Get Started.

New to Meditation or Shambhala?
Join us for a free Open House. Learn to meditate, connect with community, develop mindful-awareness, and compassion. And, meditation instruction is always available. We’re located at 1231 Stevenson Street in SF.

•   Wednesday Dharma Night
•   Sunday Morning Sit
•   Tuesday & Thursday Lunchtime Meditation
•   Sunday Family Meditation
•   Young Meditators Night

Great Eastern Sun

The Shambhala Center of San Francisco is pleased to announce our search for a new Center Director. Our current director, Alex Van Gils will be stepping down in May.

We are seeking individuals who possess leadership and interpersonal communication skills, as well as a demonstrated commitment to practice, retreat, and study.

Visit this link for the full job description and qualifications.

We are a Welcoming Community



Contentment in Everyday Life: A Five-Week Course

Contentment in Everyday Life

Five Tuesday Evenings
March 21st—April 25th
from 7 to 9 PM

In Contentment in Everyday Life, meditation experience is deepened through the cultivation of contentment and simplicity.

This course provides an exploration of genuine contentment, the foundational views of the Buddhist teachings, and meditation in action for daily life. With meditation practice, we can learn to appreciate ourselves and simple human experiences, free from self-aggression. Difficult emotions and the challenges of life can be met with gentleness, steadiness, and humor.

Learn more…


Shambhala Day Videos
Year of the Fire Bird

Shambhala Day Videos.

If you were unable to join the community for our New Year’s Celebration, here is a link to the Shambhala Day videos — including Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche’s International Address. Here, you can also read a transcript of the talk.

Cheerful Year of the Firebird!



Shambhala Online

  • Six Ways of Ruling - April 2017
    Starts 01 Apr 2017
    The Six Ways of Ruling are unique teachings on society and lead
  • Growing Brave: Families and Children in Shambhala Online Series
    Starts 01 Apr 2017
    Join us on the first Saturday of each month from March through
  • Walking the Bodhisattva Path / Caminar por la senda del bodhisattva
    Starts 06 Apr 2017
    An introduction to the Mahayana path and a preparation course f
  • Wisdom in Everyday Life - April 2017
    Starts 15 Apr 2017
    Meditation sharpens our intelligence and uncovers our wisdom W