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.

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

Meditation in
Everyday Life

Meditation in Everyday Life

Five Tuesday Evenings—7 to 9 PM
January 9th through February 6th

With simple instructions and support, mindfulness meditation practice can become part of your life, bringing greater stability, strength, and clarity.

While meditation has many benefits, establishing a consistent personal practice can be extremely challenging for both new and experienced meditators alike.

This five-week Mindfulness Meditation program is designed to help new meditators develop a regular practice and bring the benefits of mindfulness meditation to their daily lives. As we begin to practice on a regular basis, we learn to relax and simply be with whatever is going on in our lives. Over time, this meditation helps us to cultivate courage, humor, and stability in the face of daily complexities of jobs, relationships, and all aspects of daily life.

Meditation in Everyday Life combines technique and view in a setting of support and community to provide you with everything you need to build a healthy, strong meditation practice.

Give yourself the gift of meditation and infuse your life and the lives of those around you with compassion, caring, and kindness.

Learn more and register here…



The San Francisco Shambhala Center has temporarily stopped offering Wednesday Dharma Nights. We are putting our energy towards offering an enriched Weekly Sunday Morning Sit.

Sundays will be the place and time where our community comes together for practice, discussion, and in celebration. So, we invite you to please join us on Sunday Mornings from 10 AM until Noon.

There are many ways to connect with meditation and our community. So, please don’t be a stranger!



We are a Welcoming Community

Courageous Compassion: Disrupting Societal Patterns and Institutional Oppression (Berkeley)

Saturday & Sunday
February 3rd & 4th
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Fearlessness in the Face of the Dark Ages
In the face of today’s political and social unrest, is it possible to create a wise, kind, and strong human society? What does it take to establish enlightened human society, as the Shambhala teachings profess? Join us to train to increase your capacity to embody wholeness and fearlessly create a society based on human goodness.

By witnessing and confronting our habitual patterns and everyday actions that are entangled in social constructs, we can interrupt the system that perpetuates social injustice and environmental degradation. It’s not our fault, we were born into this system. We can and we must become more aware of how we embody this system. Awareness and connection to others is the first step in creating good human society.

Explore the connection between personal and social transformation. Through guided meditation, exercises, and dialogues, we will practice recognizing and disrupting self-limiting patterns as the very gateway to liberation—for self and society. Learn to embody wholeness, reclaiming parts of yourself that you may have cast away in seeking a sense of belonging. With daring, we all can cultivate the internal resources to respond to our life and world, developing the resilience to create an enlightened society.

Learn more and register here…


Qigong Levels 1 and 2 (Berkeley)

With Michael Busby

Saturday & Sunday
February 24th and 25th
8:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Cultivate strength of body and calmness and clarity of mind through practices that integrate movement, breath, and internal energy.
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. For persons who have physical challenges, qi gong is an excellent way to gently introduce mobility and relaxation. Benefits of qigong include the promotion of health and longevity, and it can serve as a synergistic companion to meditation and other contemplative practices.

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.

Learn more and register here…

Shambhala Online

  • Get Paid to Change the World - February 2018
    Starts 15 Feb 2018
    This sixweek course will give participants the opportunity to
  • Fearlessness in Everyday Life - February 2018
    Starts 15 Feb 2018
    Learning to work with our anxiety we are not blocked by fear
  • Basic Goodness 3: What is Real? The Basic Goodness of Reality - Feb
    Starts 15 Feb 2018
    Emphasizing core Buddhist teachings and the natural world thi
  • Mindful Money: Creating Financial WellBeing in Your Life - February
    Starts 15 Feb 2018
    In this 6week class participants will use a simple but powerfu