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

Discovering Our True Wealth

with Charity Martin

October 16th—December 11th

Through the felt sense of our bodies, we can be open and sympathetic to experience as it is. This 8-week, somatic group teaches us to cultivate our capacity for embodiment and self-connection. Continue »

Sadhana of Mahamudra

October 19th

All levels of students are warmly invited to participate in our monthly practice of the Sadhana of Mahamudra. The Sadhana of Mahamudra lasts about an hour, and involves both chanting and silent meditation. Continue »

Shambhala Sadhana Full Moon Practice

November 3rd

Simple and powerful in its direct approach, practicing the Shambhala Sadhana strengthens our hearts and deepens our personal and social connection with basic goodness. Continue »

Meditation in Everyday Life: A Five-Week Course

with Kathryn Rile & Susan Arnesen

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 »