Spark your heart and mind through the practice of meditation.
New to Meditation or Shambhala?
Join us for a free Open House—Learn to meditate, connect with community, develop mindful-awareness, & compassion. Meditation instruction is always available.
with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche & Jane Arthur
9:30 AM to 2:00 PM
9:30 Gather for Coffee and Tea
10:00 Shambhala Sadhana—Open to All
11:15 Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche Address
12:15 Director’s Address
12:45 New Member Ceremony
1:00 Jane Arthur Blesses new space
1:15 Community Lunch & Celebration
with Leslie Gossett
Saturday and Sunday
October 1st and 2nd
Do you want deeper, more genuine connections with the children in your life?
Join us on this exploration of our relationships with children, childhood, and ourselves. Seeing clearly the stories we tell, the fears we perpetuate, and the expectations that prevent us from true connection, we can learn to appreciate the wisdom and joy of children. We will explore the arc of self to other using meditation, dialogue, discussion, and experiential exercises.
This class is appropriate for anyone with children in their lives: parents, teachers, educators, therapists, medical professionals, childcare providers, neighbors, etc.
- Moving on Up—A Fundraiser for Building Sharchen Dzong September 6, 2016
- On the Move! July 12, 2016
- Important Happenings at SF Shambhala May 31, 2016
- A letter from our Director—Sharchen Dzong Space May 3, 2016
- Community Meeting Summary and Invitation for Feedback March 7, 2016
- The Notion of Lineage a Shambhala Day Address by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche February 17, 2016
- Introducing Brooke Griffin, the New San Francisco Shambhala Center Deputy Director! December 20, 2015
- End of Year Giving—Letter from our Director December 1, 2015
Five Tuesday Evenings
7 to 9 PM
Receive the introductory tools and teachings for working with meditation in everyday life.
With simple instructions and support, mindfulness meditation practice can become part of your life, bringing greater stability, strength, and clarity.
This is the first course in our core curriculum, The Way of Shambhala, which provides a strong foundation in mindfulness-awareness meditation and the Shambhala Buddhist teachings of compassion and confidence in a challenging world.