Resources for Helping our Sangha to Understand Current Events in Shambhala

At a gathering of members at the Berkeley Shambhala Center on Sunday, July 1st, they created a reading room where folks could sit and catch up on information about current events in the sangha. We have put together a virtual reading room for our community that contains some links to letters from Shambhala governance and … Continue 


    Resolution from the Northern California Shambhala Board of Directors and Leadership Regarding the Separation of Children from Their Parents at the United States Border

    Family is sacred to Shambhala Buddhism. Family holds the wisdom of our ancestors, a wisdom that enriches us and that can be handed down to future generations. Family is kin, the root of the word “kindness.” Shambhala Buddhism takes as its path the creation of an enlightened society, the most intimate form of which is … Continue 


      Be in Grace: A Mindful Concert at Grace Cathedral

      Join SF Shambhala and Mission Be for an immersive music and sound healing experience with an array of celebrated musical artists. The goal of the concert is to cultivate a sense of inner peace, compassion, and connection within a growing mindful community inside the magnificent space of Grace Cathedral. Featured artists include Jennifer Berezan, Linda … Continue 


        SF Shambhala Chosen in “Best of” by 7×7 Magazine

        SF Shambhala was chosen in 7×7’s “Best Of” series under Be Present: Meditation, Sound Healing + Stress Management in the Bay Area. And, they mentioned us first!! JUST BREATHE: LOCAL TRICKS FOR SUCCESSFUL MEDITATION Mindfulness is the watchword of the day and, in our ongoing quest for enlightenment, we’ve come across a few classes, books, … Continue 


          SF Shambhala Center Manager Position Announcement

          We are pleased to announce that sangha member Kelsey Brown has accepted the position of Center Manager of the San Francisco Shambhala Center. Having recently moved to the Bay Area from Colorado, Kelsey brings a wealth of experience as a former residential staff member at Shambhala Mountain Center and a Vajrayana student of the Sakyong, … Continue 


            Berkeley Shambhala Center Seeks New Director

            Berkeley Shambhala Center Director Summary Description The Berkeley Shambhala Center, part of the Northern California region, is seeking a Center Director to serve as the primary regional and international Shambhala leadership representative at the Berkeley Shambhala Center in Berkeley, California. The Director will represent the Northern California Shambhala (NCS) region at the local level, the … Continue 

              Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

              Shambhala Day 2018 — Address by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

              Cheerful Shambhala Day 2018 — Year of the Earth Dog! This morning, over 35 members and friends of the San Francisco Shambhala community joined together in our Meditation Hall to practice, watch Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche’s address, share delicious food, and connect through conversation and community discussion. There were also toasts while sipping some pretty decent … Continue 

                Children's Day

                Inviting the Magic of Play — Children’s Day

                Why Children’s Day is not just for children by Leslie Gossett Every year, I get so excited about Children’s Day. I love planning the celebration, taking the Emperor and Empress dolls out, inviting the delight and magic of play into the Shrine Room in a very intentional way. Also every year, when I ask fellow … Continue 

                  Regional Enlightened Society Gathering

                  An Invitation to Saturday’s Regional Enlightened Society Gathering and Post-Fire Support

                  Dear Northern California Shambhala Sangha, As the immediate danger of the fires begin to subside and people return to their homes or face devastating loss, I would like to invite you all to a Saturday gathering to be together in community. Regional Enlightened Society Gathering This will be an opportunity to check-in, be together and … Continue 


                    An Update on the Northern California Wildfires from our Regional Director

                    Dear Northern California Sangha, As the North Bay fires continue the following is a brief community update with some resources for those affected by the fire as well as ways to help. First, I would like to share that our Sakyong has been monitoring the fire situation from Colorado and sends his love, blessings, and … Continue 

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