Programs for Northern California USA Region

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

Community Shambhala Sadhana

August 5th—December 1st

The Shambhala Sadhana is a chanting and visualization practice that deepens our personal and social connection with basic goodness. Written in English, it powerfully and simply communicates the essence of basic goodness and enlightened society. Continue »

Davis Shambhala Meditation Center

Kindful Resilience: Intro to Viniyoga in Davis

with Jan Beange

September 18th—January 29th

Do you want greater freedom and see in body, mind and heart? Then dive into an exploration of Viniyoga, integrating gentle movement, breath, meditation and sound. Continue »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

Wisdom in Everyday Life

with Shastri Charlotte Linde

January 9th—February 2nd

No longer deterred or depressed by obstacles, we can include everything as part of the path. The challenges of daily life become opportunities for both contemplative practice and social action. First three classes are online; final class in person. Continue »

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

Once Monthly Potluck & Practice - Sadhana of Kindness

January 10th—March 7th

Potluck & Practice evenings are a time to come together in community to celebrate and strengthen our understanding of basic goodness and enlightened society. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco

Meditation in Everyday Life: A Five-Week Course

with Kathryn Rile & Robert Fox

January 16th—February 13th

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

Tamalpais Shambhala Meditation Group

Pema Chodrön on Death and Dying - a Study Group

with Sarah Woodard

January 17th—February 21st

We will be studying materials from Pema Chodrön on death and dying and the bardos in between. We will be watching a video teaching by Pema each week followed by discussion. Continue »

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

Diversity & Inclusivity

with Janet Ryvlin

January 20th—March 24th

Please join us for this day of exploring together the experience and habits of mind that permeate diversity & inclusivity in our culture. Continue »

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

Pacifying the Turmoil of the Mamos

January 25th—February 3rd

Please join us in pacifying the turmoil of the mamos. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco

Mamo Chants: Clear Out Our Karma for a Fresh Start

January 25th—February 3rd

The mamo chant is an elaborate protector offering traditionally recited from the twentieth through the twenty-ninthdays of the last lunar month of the Tibetan year. By reciting the chant, we tune into the protector principle. Continue »

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

Neutral Day

February 3rd

Please join us in uplifting the center in preparation for Shambhala Day tomorrow. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco

Neutral Day: Clean the Center for a Fresh Start

February 4th

Neutral Day is the day before Shambhala Day. We will gather at the Shambhala Center for a thorough cleaning to start the new year fresh. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco

Shambhala Day Year of the Earth Boar

February 5th

Shambhala Day marks the beginning of the New Year, and represents one of the most important traditions of Shambhala Buddhism. Please join us for this community celebration. Continue »

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

Shambhala Day Evening Celebration

February 5th

Join us for our annual Shambhala Day Celebration! Continue »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

The Future is Open: The Karma Teachings of Chogyam Trungpa

with Carolyn Gimian

February 8th—February 10th

In the new book, The Future is Open, Chogyam Trungpa challenges both popular and fundamental misconceptions in our understanding of the Buddhist doctrines of karma and rebirth. Continue »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

Taoist Qigong Level 3

with Shastri David Stone

February 16th—February 17th

The Qigong practices brought to us by Dr. Eva Wong, the internal energy aspects of the exercises and their healing properties become more salient and explicit. Prerequisites apply. Continue »

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

Sadhana of Mahamudra Practice Day

with Jesse Miller

February 16th

Please join us for this day of discussing and practicing the Sadhana of Mahamudra with Jesse Miller. Continue »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

Shambhala Ritual Academy, Year Two

with Acharya Suzann Duquette & Andrea Doukas

February 22nd—February 24th

Shambhala Ritual Academy, Year Two, builds on the view of ritual and practices presented in the first International Shambhala Ritual Academy and presents teachings from the second International Academy Continue »

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

Shambhala Training Level I Weekend: The Art of Being Human

with Manuel Medeiros

March 8th—March 10th

For new meditators or those looking to reconnect with meditation practice. An introduction to the basic foundations of meditation and the Shambhala teachings on universal human wisdom. Continue »

Davis Shambhala Meditation Center

Shambhala Training Weekend II: Discover Your Inner Warrior

March 9th—March 10th

Having experienced a taste of basic goodness, we want to go forward. Meditation practice allows us to observe how we create a cocoon of habits to mask our fear. We begin to appreciate that there is no fundamental obstacle to experiencing basic goodness. Continue »

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

The Five Wisdoms Energies - A Yogic Practice

with Irini Rockwell

April 6th—April 7th

Please join us for a day of discovering the Five Wisdoms within ourselves, eachother and in our lives together. Continue »