Spark your heart and mind through the practice of meditation.

SF Shambala Meditation — Primordial Ridgen

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New to Meditation or Shambhala?
Join us for a free Open House. Learn to meditate, connect with community, develop mindful-awareness, and compassion. And, meditation instruction is always available. We’re located at 1231 Stevenson Street in SF.

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

The Art of Being Human: Shambhala Training

Level I
with Shastri Amy Conway


March 10th, 11th, and 12th (2017)

Discover basic goodness in the world and ourselves.
Through the practice of meditation, we begin to glimpse that goodness is the unconditional ground of our existence. Opening to ourselves with gentleness and appreciation, we begin to see our potential as genuine and compassionate human beings.

This weekend workshop will include meditation instruction, sitting and walking meditation, discussion groups, talks, and question and answer sessions. The Art of Being Human is the first of a series of five weekend workshops. This weekend retreat is open to the public.


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Shambhala Day 2017
Year of the Fire Bird


Sunday, March 5th

Gather with our community for this important, annual event. We will practice together, and listen to an online address by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche.

Shambhala Day is a time for us to express the wealth and richness of our spiritual and cultural heritage through feasting, conviviality, elegance and pomp.

Children are welcome to attend, and parents will be responsible for caring for their own children.

10 to 12 PM  Open House
12 to 2 PM    Potluck lunch with a replay of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche’s address

There will also be a gathering on Monday morning, February 27th at the Berkeley Shambhala Center.

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Contentment in Everyday Life: A Five-Week Course

Contentment in Everyday Life

Five Tuesday Evenings
March 21st—April 25th
from 7 to 9 PM

In Contentment in Everyday Life, meditation experience is deepened through the cultivation of contentment and simplicity.

This course provides an exploration of genuine contentment, the foundational views of the Buddhist teachings, and meditation in action for daily life. With meditation practice, we can learn to appreciate ourselves and simple human experiences, free from self-aggression. Difficult emotions and the challenges of life can be met with gentleness, steadiness, and humor.

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Shambhala Online

  • Shambhala Day 2017
    Starts 27 Feb 2017
    Year of the Fire Bird International Address by Sakyong Mipham
  • An Introduction to Shambhala Meditation - March 2017
    Starts 01 Mar 2017
    A fourweek course introducing Shambhala Meditation
  • Nalanda Miksang Level II - March 2017
    Starts 01 Mar 2017
    This course includes six live sessions Explore your phenomenal
  • Growing Brave: Families and Children in Shambhala Online Series
    Starts 04 Mar 2017
    Join us on the first Saturday of each month from March through