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

Happier at Work: A Special Discussion

with Shastri Gayle Van Gils

September 10th

So often our places of work reflect the divisiveness, fear, and suffering experienced by society at large, and become places of pain for us. Yet, what if it were possible to transform this experience? Continue »

Harvest of Peace

with Sakyong Wangmo

September 24th

Harvest of Peace is an opportunity for our community to gather, hear teachings by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, and celebrate the riches of our local cultures and heritage. Continue »

New Center Director Appointment Ceremony and Celebration

with Cody McGough & Pearl Ubungen

October 1st

Please join us for an afternoon of ceremony and celebration, including addresses from Northern California Regional Director Cody McGough, and new Center Director pearl ubungen followed by a celebratory lunch. Continue »

Meditation in Everyday Life: A Five-Week Course

January 9th—February 6th (2018)

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



The Art of Being Human: Shambhala Training Level One for Youth (Ages 12-18)

with Acharya Alan Schwartz

October 28th—October 29th

The instruction and practices will be offered in a relevant way specifically geared toward youth ages 12 to 18. This weekend-long program includes meditation instruction with periods of sitting and walking practice, talks, group discussion and personal me Continue »