Creating Enlightened Society in the Sierra Foothills

One Breath at a Time

Shambhala Vision is rooted in the principle that every human being has a fundamental nature of basic goodness. This nature can be developed in daily life so that it radiates out to family, friends, community and society.


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New to Shambhala?

Shambhala is an international community of urban meditation and rural retreat centers founded by the Vidyadhara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, and now led by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Learn about our vision, lineage & community. More →

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Ongoing Offerings

Our group offers a rich array of ongoing offerings free to the public including weekly public sitting meditation hours and dharma talks. No prior meditation experience required to attend.  All are welcome. More →

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Welcome to Sonora Meditation Group’s website. We are excited to make the teachings and practices of Shambhala a living reality in the Sierra Foothills. Here you will find the founding principles and essential elements of this Buddhist path of awakening, with a vast resource of related materials and references. You will also learn about the full range of opportunities to participate in developing your relationship to Shambhala – locally, regionally and internationally. You may discover an affinity with these teachings and practices and want to connect directly with the Group. If so, contact us by email or phone, or start coming to our weekly meditation evenings. Whatever you choose, know there is a place to answer your heart’s prompting for a sane and enlightened society, and it starts here and now.

Weekly Quote

Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche

” You may have emotional upheavals, but you also can have glimpses of openness. Those glimpses help you to become a more awake, open, and generous person. They become the working basis, because they contain the qualities of compassion and skillful action. Then, each moment is a unique and beautiful opportunity to work on yourself. You don’t want to miss the boat. Each moment is precious. ”

by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche

from Mindfulness In Action


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