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

Programs for Northern California USA Region

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 »

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 »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

Exploring the Power and Practice of Ritual—Invoking Drala

with Susan Arnesen & Irv Kirschbaum

July 24th

Join us for an exploration in how to relate to ritual as a practice in our homes and centers. The day will include recorded talks with senior Shambhala teachers, contemplative exercises, and discussion, as well as some introductory ritual instructions and 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 »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

Dharmaraja Guru Yoga: Clarifying and Purifying Our Relationship to the Sakyong Lineage

with Acharya Dan Hessey

August 14th—August 15th

This program is restricted to vajrayana students who have receive the lung for Dharmaraja Guru Yoga. Continue »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

Understanding the Heart Sutra

with David Hope

September 11th

The Heart Sutra is a valuable antidote to our universal human tendency to create confusion. It helps us realize and let go of these habits. Join us for this profound exploration of one of Mahayana Buddhism's core texts of the teachings on Emptiness Continue »

Davis Shambhala Meditation Center

Awakened Heart: Shambhala Training Level IV

with Lyle Larson & Basha Hirschfeld

September 18th—September 19th

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, as it is. We find that we can extend ourselves to others fully and with kindn Continue »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

Shambhala Art Parts 1 and 2

with Robert Fox & Kerry Schwartz

September 25th—September 26th

Please join us for a fun, interactive weekend online exploring the Shambhala Art teachings. This program is for everyone interested in engagement with the intersection of creativity and contemplative practice.  Continue »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

Dancing in Groundlessness: A Mahayana Awakening

with Melissa Moore

October 16th

This three-hour workshop explores the experiential realization of shunyata, or emptiness as understood on the Mahayana path of Buddhism. Continue »