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 Michael Busby
May 14th —15th
Cultivate strength of body and calmness of mind through the Taoist practice of qigong. Integrate movement, breath, and qi (internal energy) to promote health and longevity.
A form of gentle, relaxing exercise, qigong strengthens joints, muscles, tendons, and bones, increases flexibility, stimulates the circulation of energy in our body, and enhances mental clarity. Qigong is also an excellent way to gently introduce mobility and relaxation to persons who have physical challenges.
This is a rare opportunity to receive instruction in two unique qigong lineages, neither of which have previously been fully transmitted to students in the West. The Pre-Celestial Limitless Gate School (Xiantianwujimen) was founded in the Song dynasty (circa 10th to 12th centuries) by Daoist sage Chen Xiyi, recognized as “the father of qigong.” This lineage specializes in using qigong techniques to build the foundation for sitting meditation.
- 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
- Transcript of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche’s 2015 Harvest of Peace Address September 20, 2015
- Enlightened Society: The Radical Path Between Promise and Fear July 13, 2015
- The Vibrancy of Ziji – Report from Mexico City May 26, 2015
with Alice Tarkeshi
Sunday, May 8th from 1 to 6 PM.
Celebrating the cosmic Mother Principle which is the principle of Space!
We will give birth to sculptural forms that honor her accommodation.
Transcending our hesitation, we will give ourselves to the process which is always Now, and Out of the Blue.
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.
Please join us in the expression and sharing. All are welcome, no previous experience is necessary.
Six Monday Evenings
May 2nd through June 13th at 7 PM
Six workshops, each exploring a different element of the yoga practice. We invite new and seasoned yogis and yoginis an opportunity to dive deep into this profound and practical tool for transformation.
Workshops include a guided meditation by a Shambhala meditation instructor.
May 2: Yoga of Sound
With Astrud Castillo
May 9: Master Your Energy With Energymind Yoga™
With Jan Beange
May 16: I Speak: Yoga and Self Expression
With Jan Beange
May 23: Finding Freedom Within Containment
With Laura Schlader
June 6: Rainbow Wheel! Rainbow Wheel!
Wtih Patsy Hutchison
June 13: The Intuitive Whole
With Josh Ehrenreich