All San Francisco Shambhala program and practice sessions are currently online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Programs for Northern California USA Region

Tamalpais Shambhala Meditation Group

Crazy Wisdom Book Study with Jesse Miller

with Jesse Miller

April 15th—June 10th

A collaborative book study of Crazy Wisdom, a collection by Chogyam Trungpa. Continue »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

A Morning with Jakusho Kwong-roshi April 24 2021 Recording

April 26th—August 26th

Video Recording of Jakusho Kwong-roshi from April 24 2021 Continue »

Davis Shambhala Meditation Center

Foundations for Freedom-The Hinayana: Third Noble Truth, Freedom from Suffering

with Acharya Suzann Duquette & Acharya Dan Hessey

May 6th—June 3rd

This course presents the Third Noble Truth, Freedom from Suffering, and begins with an exploration of the third Foundation of Mindfulness, Mindfulness of Effort. Continue »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

Secret Beyond Thought Talks One and Two Recordings

with Gaylon Ferguson

May 8th—August 14th

Recordings of talks one and two of Secret beyond Thought by Gaylon Ferguson Continue »

Silicon Valley Shambhala Meditation Center

Joy in Everyday Life

with Kathryn Rile & Jon Ransohoff

May 11th—June 8th

Through an exploration of the Buddhist teachings on intelligent compassion towards others, we begin to discover the joy of discipline, health and bravery. Continue »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

Mahamudra: Origins, Universality, and Practices

with Jay Lippman

May 29th

This restricted program is open to Shambhala vajrayana practitioners. Continue »

Tamalpais Shambhala Meditation Group

Outdoor Sangha Meditation Practice

with Karen Walls

June 6th—October 3rd

We will be gathering once a month, in person, for Outdoor Meditation Practice, discussion and socializing Continue »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

Secret Beyond Thought: The Third of a Four Part Series on the Four Karmas

with Gaylon Ferguson

June 12th

The third talk in a four-part series on the four Karmas taken from a transcript of a public seminar taught by the Vidyadhara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche in February 1971. Continue »

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

Warrior In The World: Shambhala Training Level III

with Shastri Joanne Martin Braun & Jesse Miller

June 19th—June 26th

Trusting further in basic goodness and daring to experience the sharp edge of reality, we move forward with gentleness, increased awareness, and inquisitiveness about the world. We find that we can extend ourselves to others fully and with kindness. Continue »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

The Pure Mind of Sad Joy: Tonglen and the Four Immeasurables—A Week of Retreat

with John Rockwell & Charlotte Linde

July 10th—July 16th

Our annual summer mediation retreat meets for a full week. You can attend the full retreat or any 3-hour session. The retreat will take place online. Continue »

Tamalpais Shambhala Meditation Group

Fearlessness in Everyday Life

July 22nd—August 19th

Through an exploration of the Buddhist teachings of mind and the nature of reality, we learn to see clearly. We dare to face life and death as they are. The meditator, open to uncertainty, goes beyond the emotions of hope and fear to experience equanimity Continue »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

Secret Beyond Thought: The Fourth of a Four Part Series on the Four Karmas

with Gaylon Ferguson

August 7th

The fourth talk in a four-part series on the four Karmas taken from a transcript of a public seminar taught by the Vidyadhara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche in February 1971. Continue »