Pearl Ubungen, Director San Francisco Shambhala

New SF Shambhala Center Director Appointed by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

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 … Continue 

Shambhala Day Videos

Shambhala Day Videos and Address

If you were unable to join the community for our New Year’s Celebration, here is a link to the Shambhala Day videos — including Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche’s International Address. Cheerful Year of the Firebird! Below is a transcript of the talk: Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche Shambhala Day Address Boulder Shambhala Meditation Center, Colorado 27 February 2017 … Continue 

SF Shambhala Seeking New Director

The Shambhala Center of San Francisco is pleased to announce our search for a new Center Director. Our current director, Alex Van Gils will be stepping down in May. We are seeking individuals who possess leadership and interpersonal communication skills, as well as a demonstrated commitment to practice, retreat, and study. The San Francisco Shambhala … Continue 

Unraveling Oppression and White Privilege Starts Here

 By Kelsey Blackwell . “But all our phrasing—race relations, racial chasm, racial justice, racial profiling, white privilege, even white supremacy—serves to obscure that racism is a visceral experience, that it dislodges brains, blocks airways, rips muscle, extracts organs, cracks bones, breaks teeth. You must never look away from this. You must always remember that the … Continue 

A Letter from Our Regional Director, Cody McGough

Dear Members of the SF Shambhala Center, After our community meeting on November 27th and governing council meeting last night I would like to share a few of the latest initiatives related to the SF Shambhala Center. I will be leading the Shambhala Sadhana feast this Thursday, at 7pm, and there will be time for … Continue 

Video Walk-through of our new space

Video Walk-Through of Our New Space

In case you haven’t had a chance to visit the center, here is a video walk-through of our new space, shot by Eric Wise. The video begins on the street. And as you enter the building you can see that construction is happening downstairs as they ready for the new tenant. We walk up the … Continue 

Moving on Up—A Fundraiser for Building Sharchen Dzong

We’ve Reached Our Goal! The renovation of our new space upstairs is coming along beautifully, and we need your help to cover the final cost of materials. Moving on Up—The walls and doors are built and installed, the floor has been laid, and we are close to completing the baseboards, painting, ceiling tiles and lights. … Continue 

On the Move!

  Thank you to all the Shambhala members who have been helping us in this time of transition. Our Furniture Team did great work moving a tremendous amount of Furniture to the Berkeley Shambhala Center to be stored and used during our upcoming downsizing period. This was possible due to the great work of the … Continue 

Important Happenings at SF Shambhala

The Move is Underway! And we have begun transitioning spaces to the upstairs. Construction is scheduled to begin June 1st, and continue through the end of the month. We hope to be in our new, upstairs space at the beginning of July. We have formed teams to help with culling, moving and storage, including: •  … Continue 

A letter from our Director—Sharchen Dzong Space

May 3, 2016 Dearest San Francisco Sangha Family, Thank you for your attendance at any of the recent community meetings, your patience as we work through this time of transition, and your genuine, generous, and often vulnerable feedback. At the April 16th Regional Congress, we explored many questions related to Sharchen Dzong and our greater … Continue