133 D Street , Suite H
Free Meditation Instruction
Tuesday Evenings 7 – 8 pm (as part of Introduction to Meditation)
Sunday Mornings 9 – 10 am
Open Meditation Times (also free)
Sunday Mornings 9 am - 10 am
Weekday Mornings 7 am - 8 am, followed by coffee and light breakfast
Tuesday evenings: 7-8 pm
Children/Family Program
Sunday Mornings 8:45 - 10:15
(530) 758-1440


Davis Shambhala Meditation Center in Davis is part of Northern California Shambhala. The center is affiliated with Shambhala International, which was founded by the Tibetan Buddhist meditation master Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and is now directed by his son, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. The center offers regular mindfulness/awareness meditations as well as meditation instruction; both are free and open to the public.

All are welcome - especially those who wish to practice and study mindfulness, awareness, and loving kindness as inspired by the Buddhist and Shambhala paths.

To locate other Buddhist groups in Davis see Spiritual Organizations or Buddhism.

On-going Programs

Rising Suns Children's Program

The Shambhala Family and Children’s Programs in Northern California are designed to nurture our community. Offering a space for children to come together with each other and experience their own dignity and bravery, we honor children as fundamentally wise and invite them to be just who they are. We also provide a way for parents to explore their personal practice and personal wisdom by offering children’s programming at the same time as adult programming. We invite parents to explore parenting as path by connecting with one another, attending classes, and sharing this journey with their children.

The Davis Shambhala Center Rising Sun Children’s Program is lead by four members of the Sangha with complimentary backgrounds as parents of young children, educators and leaders in the Shambhala Center. The program is being developed to offer children a space to be themselves, while nurturing parents’ personal practice. We hope to create a space within the Davis Shambhala community for children to connect with their own goodness, wisdom, kindness and strength, and encourage families to explore teachings together as they manifest principles of Shambhala in their lives at home. The children’s program is offered on the first and third Sundays of every month in the library, adjacent to the meditation room at the Davis Center.

We meet the first and third Sunday of every month at 8:45 at the center to get acquainted. At 9:00 all are invited into our shrine room for morning chants. After a couple minutes of meditation time, children and staff are dismissed as a group to the adjoining library. In the library staff will provide a group activity, snack, and time to do art and free play. Group activities are developed around simple concepts in the Shambhala tradition and loving kindness. Soon after 10:00 their parents join children for family social time in our comfortable library. The Center is at 2nd and D St., right across from the Odd Fellows Hall. Take the stairs or elevator up to the second floor above First Northern Bank. Parents of very young children or those with special needs are encouraged to call ahead of time, but drop-ins are always welcome.

Davis Young Meditators

Every Wednesday: 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Young Meditators Night is a fantastic opportunity to connect with other young people who are interested in meditation. Check out the Young Sangha group on Facebook for more info.