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Learn to meditate. Connect with community, grow confidence, mindful-awareness, and compassion. Meditation instruction is always available.

•   Wednesday Dharma Night
•   Tuesday Evening Meditation Practice
•   Sunday Morning Sit
•   Tuesday & Thursday Lunchtime Meditation
•   Young Meditators Night
•   Sunday Family Mediation








Sitting For Society 2014
A Sit-a-Thon To Support the San Francisco Shambhala Center

Join us for our 2014 sit-a-thon by signing up to sit, sponsoring a sitter or becoming a sponsor. Help us raise $50,000 by Thanksgiving Day!

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Who Am I? The Basic Goodness of Being Human

with Acharya Alan Schwartz

6 Thursday Evenings
November 6th—December 18th

This class asks the questions “Who am I?” and focuses on the sense of self. It includes teachings on basic goodness, selflessness, the arising of ego and cocoon, buddha nature, and the confidence of warriorship. We will practice contemplative investigations of the self, based upon the Foundations of Mindfulness.

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The Household and Enlightened Society

with Mark Thorpe

Friday Evening, October 24th &
Saturday, October 25th

A weekend with Mark Thorpe, Master of the Kalapa Court and head of the Sakyong’s household, on the Shambhala practice of cultivating an awake and compassionate home.

The Shambhala teachings recognize that human beings are, at a fundamental level, awake and compassionate. Furthermore, human beings are capable of understanding, cultivating, and propagating a society that embodies this shared basic goodness.  Building such a society begins with applying these principles in our own homes, and with playful commitment, can be successfully cultivated in either modest or opulent circumstances.

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Discover Your Own Brilliant Sanity and Transform Life Challenges Into Opportunities for Openness and Wisdom.

A comprehensive program in Contemplative Psychology that teaches us how to work skillfully with ourselves first, and then how to offer ourselves to others through the innate potency of the heart. Join deep study of Tibetan Vajrayana Buddhist principles with contemplative practice, skills development, and ongoing group interaction and community support.