Foundations of the Shambhala Path

February 23rd—April 27th

Date details +
  • $150 Program Price
  • $200 Patron Price
  • $75 Other Price
  • Or pay what you can afford. Please write in the amount.
Room: Online Program


Co-hosted by the San Francisco and Berkeley Shambhala Centers

With the great problems now facing human society, it seems increasingly important to find simple and non-sectarian ways to work with ourselves and to share our understanding with others. The Shambhala teachings or 'Shambhala Vision', as this approach is more broadly called, is one such attempt to encourage a wholesome existence for ourselves and others...

The Shambhala teachings are founded on the premise that there is basic human wisdom that can help solve the world's problems. This wisdom does not belong to any one culture or religion, nor does it come only from the West or the East. Rather, it is a tradition of human warriorship that has existed in many cultures at many times throughout history.
— Chogyam Trungpa from "Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior"

Please join us for a collaborative online contemplation and discussion of the Shambhala teachings.

This class is ideal for people who are new to meditation and to the Shambhala teachings. It is also fantastic for practitioners at any stage of the Shambhala path who wish to revisit and go deeper into these topics. Everyone from beginners to experts is invited to come together for this important conversation. 

The Shambhala teachings are open to all spiritual traditions. Infused with Buddhist wisdom, they bring insight into our personal spiritual path and address how we relate to our communities and society. 

The evenings will consist of guided meditaiton practice, a talk, Q & A, and a lively discussion. All are welcome.

Shambhala the Sacred Path of the Warrior by Chögyam Trungpa

The Teacher
Jesse Miller
has been a student of Chogyam Trungpa and his teachings for 45 years. He is a long time member of the Shambhala community and has also studied with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and Pema Chodron. He has taught widely on the west coast, New Zealand, and Australia. His home center is the Berkeley Shambhala Center.

Program Price: $150
Patron Price*: $200
Limited Income Price: $75.
Or pay what you can afford. Write in the amount. Nobody will be turned away for lack of funds.
*Paying the Patron Price helps support students who cannot afford the full fee.

Note: If it is not possible to make a payment at this time, please leave a message in the notes section when you register. This will let us know you deliberately left that field blank, and we will not reach out to you for payment. 

If you have any questions, contact Bruce Dal Santo: (415) 846-0272, brucedalsanto [at] yahoo [dot] com.

Please register and pay online in advance of the class to ensure that you receive the Zoom link.


Zoom logoAbout Zoom
This program will be presented on the Zoom platform. It is available for computers, smart phones, and tablets. You will need to download the free app on your device before joining the session. Once it is loaded, click the link and follow the prompts to join the session.

It is best to join 5 minutes in advance so that you are set up when the session begins.

And, make certain that your mic is muted when you join to avoid background noises which are multiplied with many participants.

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Our program policy has changed to reflect the current situation with online programs during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Please register and pay online in advance of the program to make certain you receive all communications including the link for the program.

Our online payment system is set up to accept one payment amount through PayPal. It is not necessary to pay using your PayPal account as it will also process credit card payments.

Generosity Policy
The San Francisco Shambhala Center is funded solely by your membership and program donations. Thank you for your generosity as you consider what you can pay for each program at our Center. We strive to price our programs in a way that accurately reflects the financial need of our Center and the cost to us of producing the program.

We are committed to offering our programs to everyone, regardless of their financial situation. Most programs include a base program price, a patron price, as well as a sliding scale option.

If you need to reach a member of the Shambhala Center Staff, email info [at] sfshambhala [dot] org with your inquiry.

What is the Patron Price?
The other aspect of our Generosity Policy is our Patron Price. Those who are able to offer more than the regular program price can select the Patron Price option.  By selecting this option, your generosity is helping to cover the costs of those who may not be able to pay the full price of the program. Thank you for your consideration, and for helping all to receive the treasure of the Shambhala Dharma.

We appreciate you registering and paying online. This helps us not only to plan for the program, but speeds up the registration line on the day of the program.

Refund Policy
If you are unable to attend a program for which you have pre-registered and paid, and contact us to cancel participation at least one week (7 calendar days) prior to the start of the program, you are entitled to either receive a refund less the cost of processing the payment, or you can apply the full payment amount to the cost of an upcoming program of your choice.

If you cancel your participation within the week prior to the program, you can apply those funds to another upcoming program of your choice.

No refunds will be given for cancellations after a program has begun.

The San Francisco Shambhala Center is open to everyone, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, height, weight, physical or mental ability, veteran status, military obligations, and marital status.

For information about becoming a San Francisco Shambhala Member, please visit this link.