Spark your heart and mind through the practice of meditation.
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Join us for a free Open House—Learn to meditate, connect with community, develop mindful-awareness, & compassion. Meditation instruction is always available.
with Rev. Angel Kyodo Williams
A Special Wednesday Dharma Night Presentation
Wednesday, August 3rd
From 6:15 to 8:30 PM
Igniting a long-overdue dialogue about how the legacy of racial injustice and white supremacy plays out in society at large, and Buddhist communities in particular, this urgent call to action outlines a new dharma that takes into account the ways that racism and privilege prevent our collective awakening.
The authors traveled around the country to spark an open conversation that brings together the Black prophetic tradition and the wisdom of the Dharma. Bridging the world of spirit and activism, they urge a compassionate response to the systemic, state-sanctioned violence and oppression that has persisted against black people since the slave era.
With national attention focused on the recent killings of unarmed black citizens and the response of the Black-centered liberation groups such as Black Lives Matter, Radical Dharma demonstrates how social transformation and personal, spiritual liberation must be articulated and inextricably linked.
- 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
- The Compassion of Unconditional Love November 8, 2015
with Alice Tarkeshi
In this series, we find ourselves in open environments finding objects and finding ourselves. In open elemental environments, we start to feel the relaxing of boundary that frees our spirit and creativity.
Based on the principles of the ancient and modern art of Ikebana, and taken all the way to the edge and vanguard of the world we live in today, these workshops are meant to expand the view and practice of self expression both spontaneous and mindful.
Join us with beginner’s mind and cameras. All are welcome, no previous experience is necessary.
Sunday, July 31st
Sunday, August 21st
Saturday, September 17th
with Shastri Joanne Martin Braun
Sat August 6th: 10 AM to 5 PM
Few areas of life can be so difficult to relate to as money. Yet strengthening our relationship to our financial resources can support what we care most about in our lives and can help us also inspire more sanity in the larger world.
Our Western society is a mass of confusion and materialism that promotes money as the source of happiness. In addition, old patterns rooted in our early family life can color our attitudes about dealing with money. While we may not buy into these perspectives, relating to our personal finainces can still be a source of anxiety, no matter what the level of our resources.
This day-long experiential workshop will utilize the Shambhala principles of the Four Dignities to provide a framework of sanity for working with money. We will address how utilizing mindfulness, gentleness, generosity, and vision can help us relax, step out of old patterns, and build healthy new resources