Spark your heart and mind through the practice of meditation.

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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

The Profound Treasury II

with Shastri Amy Conway and Jesse Miller

8 Thursday Evenings
September 4th—October 23rd

The second  (in a series of three) class to mutually explore and study the seminary teachings of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche.

Discussion on topics ranging from the transition from Hinayana to Mahayana, Buddha nature, the paramitas and more.

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SF Shambhala Internship Program emphasizing the path of profound service and community engagement.

Join this three-month program, and offer service to SF Shambhala. In return you receive leadership training workshops, a regular study group, a Shambhala meditation instructor and free programs at Shambhala Centers around Northern California.


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.