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

The Heart of the Buddha Book Study Class

with Jesse Miller

August 6th—October 8th

The Heart of the Buddha book study class. Continue »

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

Deepening in Compassion Series IV: Lojong and Compassionate Engagement

August 23rd—September 27th

Join us online as we look deeper into lojong and compassionate engagement in this fourth part of the Compassiona Series. Continue »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

Smile at Fear Part Three: Riding the Energy of Windhorse—Online Book Study Group

with Jesse Miller & Cynthia Morin

August 25th—September 29th

Please join us for a mutual contemplation and discussion of Chogyam Trungpa's profound teachings on working with fear and fearlessness. We will be reading from Smile at Fear: Awakening the True Heart of Bravery. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco

Glimpses of Abhidharma: A Book Study Class

with Bruce Dal Santo & Valentin Ghiur

September 1st—October 13th

Join us for a quick and precise glimpse into the inner workings of prajna and the skandhas in shaping our personal experiences. Continue »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

The Five Keys to Mindful Communication : An Interactive Five Week Program

with Susan Chapman & Greg Heffron

September 14th—October 12th

Good communication is essential to any healthy relationship, whether it’s between spouses, family members, friends, or co-workers. Mindfulness—the practice of nonjudgmental awareness—can help us communicate more effectively and meaningfully with others in Continue »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

The Early Writings of Chogyam Trungpa

with Robert Ward

September 14th—October 5th

A four-week survey of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche's earliest Western writings from Meditation in Action, Mudra, and the Garuda series among others. Continue »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

A Morning with Jakusho Kwong-Roshi

September 26th

Join us as we welcome Jakusho Kwong-roshi, a dear decades-long friend to our Shambhala community, for this morning talk. Continue »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

Social Presencing Theater

with Acharya Arawana Hayashi

October 3rd—October 4th

Social Presencing Theater is an innovative social art form that brings the teachings of Shambhala Art into the context of personal reflection and the ego-to-eco system social change paradigm. Continue »