Welcome to Open Sky Shambhala

We believe meditation is life transforming and invite people of all faith and non-faith backgrounds and traditions to join us for meditation, classes, retreats, book-study and community.  One need not be “Shambhala” – only the intention to bring about mindfulness, peace and harmony to their lives and the world.

Spark your heart and mind through the practice of meditation.

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.

Open Sky Shambhala is part of an international community of urban meditation and rural retreat centers. Our group offers public meditation, a curriculum of Shambhala Buddhist teachings and open discussion that brings out the wisdom in all of us.

Featured Classes, Gatherings, Retreats

The Lost Art of Good Conversation

January 24th—August 22nd

In our world of smart phones & connectivity, we are all in constant touch with one another. So why are so many people feeling burnt out, distant from colleagues, and abandoned by family & friends? Explore Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche's new book that offers sim Continue »

Mamo Chants

January 28th—February 2nd

The Mamo chant is an elaborate protector practice by which we tune into our inherent openness, awareness and basic goodness, keep our conduct straightforward and kind, pay proper attention to the details of our lives, and reconnect with sacred outlook. T Continue »

Dön Season Retreat for all of us!

with Teri Rowe

February 1st—February 3rd

It is said that the last days at the end of the Tibetan year are marked by a propensity to lose one’s mindfulness, and as a result we can have accidents and mishaps. The period preceding Shambhala Day is referred to in our sangha as the “dön season,” beca Continue »

Shambhala Day Celebration

February 3rd

This year we will celebrate Shambhala Day at the conclusion of our Don Season Retreat. All are welcome! Food, community, laughter, music - fun!! Continue »

From Cynicism to Connection: Joy in Everyday Life 5-Week Course

with Linda Willow & Jackie Lucas

February 13th—March 13th

In our cynical and blaming media-driven culture, it seems easy to lose faith in the goodness of others, or even ourselves. Depleted of energy and inspiration, our lives can feel like a race to the bottom, and we may compensate by indulging the very habits Continue »