Spark your heart and mind through the practice of meditation.

SF Shambala Meditation — Primordial Ridgen

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Join us for a free drop-in program. 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
 

Harvest of Peace 2017

with the Sakyong Wangmo

Sunday, September 24th
From 10 AM to 2:30 PM

The Sakyong Wangmo will offer the Harvest of Peace address this year. It would be excellent to show our support by gathering together to hear her first Nyida Day address and celebrate the holiday together.

As Harvest of Peace draws nearer, we are reminded of the Sakyong’s teachings in recent years on the importance of building community through food, conversation, and meditation. We look forward to enjoying good food and drink together, socializing, practicing together and hearing the Sakyong Wangmo’s address.

The day will also include a simple Shambhala Sadhana Feast celebrated by the entire community. Please bring a potluck dish or beverage to share.

Learn more and get the schedule here…


with Acharya Alan Schwartz

Teen Level 1

Through the practice of meditation, we begin to realize that we are worthy just as we are.

Saturday and Sunday
October 28th and 29th

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Opening to ourselves with curiosity, gentleness, and appreciation, we are able to relax and be genuine. We thus learn how to live meaningful lives and feel connected to ourselves and others. Meditation also helps us with school, friendships, sports, and relationships.

This weekend-long program includes meditation instruction with periods of sitting and walking practice, talks, group discussion and personal meeting times.

The instruction and practices will be offered in a relevant way specifically geared toward youth ages 12 to 18, and participation is restricted to humans within this age group.

Learn more and register here…


Meet Our New SF Shambhala Center Director, pearl ubungen

Pearl Ubungen, Director San Francisco Shambhala

We are delighted to announce the appointment of our new Center Director for the San Francisco Shambhala Center, Ms. pearl ubungen.

Appointed by His Majesty, the Kongma Sakyong, Minister of Government Jane Arthur, and our Regional Board, Ms. ubungen will formally take her oath as center Director on October 1st at Sharchen Dzong.

As Shambhala aspires to further embody enlightened society, Ms. ubungen brings a wealth of experience and inspiration as a performing artist, choreographer, cultural activist, and educator as well as a teacher and master of ritual in Shambhala.

A fourth-generation Pilipina American born and raised in San Francisco, Ms. ubungen is an award-winning choreographer and cultural activist known for her innovative community-based dance-theater works and large-scale site performances that explore place, history and critical social issues. She continues to evolve an embodied artistic praxis that integrates the view and practice of meditation with improvisation and composition.

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