Community

The San Francisco Shambhala Meditation Center is home to a wonderfully diverse community who share a genuine connection to contemplative practice and the aspiration to realize a more wakeful, sane society. Friends and members of the Shambhala Center are welcome to attend celebrations, practice events, meetings and gatherings of special interest groups.

 

Community Events

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

with Bruce Dal Santo

July 16th—August 3rd

The Heart Sutra is of the most beloved and inspiring texts in the Buddhist canon. Join us in this book-study class exploring to broaden our perception of the world and challenge our assumptions about the nature of reality. Continue »

Sadhana of Mahamudra

August 1st

Our community gathers for this precious opportunity to practice the Sadhana of Mahamudra on the evenings of the new moon. All levels of students are warmly invited to participate, which is what makes this so special. Sadhanas are usually reserved for Vajr Continue »

Rites of Passage: Ceremony and Community Celebration

with Leslie Gossett & Shastri Manuel Medeiros

September 14th

Friends and family of the participants as well as members of the Shambhala and Bay Area community are invited to attend the closing ceremony for the program. Continue »

Sadhana of Mahamudra

September 28th

Our community gathers for this precious opportunity to practice the Sadhana of Mahamudra on the evenings of the new moon. All levels of students are warmly invited to participate, which is what makes this so special. Sadhanas are usually reserved for Vajr Continue »

 

Children/Families

Rites of Passage: A Contemplative Retreat for 8-11 Year Olds

with Leslie Gossett

September 6th—September 14th

Rites of Passage marks and honors the transition that occurs in children at age 8 to 11. The program will take place at a lovely group campsite in the redwoods, near San Francisco. Continue »

Rites of Passage: Ceremony and Community Celebration

with Leslie Gossett & Shastri Manuel Medeiros

September 14th

Friends and family of the participants as well as members of the Shambhala and Bay Area community are invited to attend the closing ceremony for the program. Continue »