What we're about

The purpose of this group is to offer meditation instruction. Anyone who is interested in meditation practice should come and enjoy meditation instruction from a skilled meditation practitioner. We will come together around 7pm the first Monday of the month and instruction will be given with an opportunity to ask questions and participate in a discussion, followed by meditation. There is no cost associated with this.

San Diego Shambhala Center, 6727 Flanders Road, Suite 102, San Diego, CA 92121

Upcoming events (5)

Matiri Bhavana (Offer 2nd Sunday of Month) with Shastri Ruth Wallen

Maitri Bhavana is a practice of offering spaciousness, compassion and relief from suffering for those who are seriously ill. The ceremony includes brief chanting and the practice of tonglen, an ancient Buddhist contemplation of “sending and taking,” to awaken empathy and compassion. With each in-breath, we take in anothers’ pain. With each out-breath, we send them relief from suffering.

Everyone is welcome. Instruction is provided. The practice is perfect for experienced and new practitioners. At the beginning of the ceremony we will collect the names of friends and relatives who are seriously ill. To send a name without attending the session, please email [masked]
This program is free. Donations are always gratefully accepted.

Sunday Morning Meditation, San Diego Shambhala Meditation Center


Please join us for this outdoor meditation experience at the Torrey Del Mar Neighborhood Park. Please bring a chair, cushion or whatever you need to be comfortable to sit for an hour. After meditation we will enjoy a time of socializing, tea time. Please bring whatever food or drink you would like to enjoy during this time.

For those of you not able to attend the outdoor sitting you can still join us via Zoom link and ID below:


Racism/Anti-oppression and Dharma Reading Group with Shastri Ruth Wallen

If you have participated in this group or wish to join please contact Ruth Wallen for more information.

From the back cover:

For many Buddhists, anger is often thought of as a root cause of suffering and last, negative repercussions. In American culture at large, anger—particularly among people of color—is delegitimizes and demonized and can even be dangerous….
What is needed, says Owens, is a relationship to the heartbreak of anger that is embodied, nondestructive, and deeply healing for all. Here he offers personal insights, stories, as well as Buddhist teachings and meditations for tapping into anger’s liberating potential.

The book includes practices and commentary. It is written from the perspective of a gay, Black American man.

Wednesday Mindfulness Meditation (via Zoom) with Judy Hirsh & Emma Bunnell

Come join us in a practice of paying attention to the present moment in a non-judgemental way. In this meditation gathering, we will be taking time out of our busy lives to tune into ourselves and the world around us. All are welcome in this session - new and experienced meditators alike.

Now on Zoom:

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Torrey Pines Hike with Steve Bernath

Torrey Pines State Park Parking Lot

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