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 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.

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


Please note that our Tuesday Lunchtime Meditation is temporarily cancelled while we are looking for a new host. If you wish to volunteer, please contact us at:


Deepening in Compassion

SF Shambhala is pleased to join with Shambhala Online to offer a series of Buddhist Mahayana teachings taught by senior Shambhala teachers.

Each teaching will replace our regularly-scheduled Sunday Morning Sit. We will connect online, along with the global community, to participate in these live-streamed events. Please register by clicking on the titles below!

Upcoming Dates
The Joyful Snow Lion: Generosity
with Acharya Marty Janowitz
Sunday, May 5th from 10 AM to 12 Noon

The Joyful Snow Lion: Discipline
with Acharya Susan Chapman
Sunday, May 19th from 10 AM to 12 Noon

The Joyful Snow Lion: Patience
with Acharya Suzann Duquette
Sunday, June 2 from 10 AM to 12 Noon

The Joyful Snow Lion: Exertion
with Acharya Moh Hardin
Sunday, June 16th from 10 AM to 12 Noon

The Joyful Snow Lion: Live Group Discussion
led by the Acharyas
Sunday, June 30th from 10 AM to 12 Noon

The Joyful Snow Lion: Samadhi and Course Conclusion
led by Acharya John Rockwell
Sunday, July 14th from 10 AM to 12 Noon

It is necessary to register for each class individually.



We are a Welcoming Community



The Fragrance of Emptiness—A Book-Study Class Exploring The Heart Sutra

with Bruce Dal Santo

July 16th—August 3rd

Join us for an in-depth study of The Heart Sutra and the Buddhist teachings on emptiness in this 5-day course.

In this class, we will be working with a recently published book about the Heart Sutra by Anam Thubten, The Fragrance of Emptiness. Though there are many books about the Heart Sutra, Anam Thubten’s work is distinguished by a clear, concise presentation of the text and is designed to be appreciated and understood by Western readers.

Details and registration here…




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