Programs for Northern California USA Region

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

Sadhana of Mahamudra

January 29th—December 16th

This Vajrayana practice is open to everyone and is a means of overcoming obstacles in one's practice and life. The Sadhana consists of brief silent meditation, chanting, and mantra recitation. Continue »

Silicon Valley Shambhala Meditation Center

Community Open House Cupertino

September 3rd—December 16th

Join us for meditation, community, and lunch. We meet in Cupertino on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the Month. Continue »

Silicon Valley Shambhala Meditation Center

Monday Evening Meditation Mountain View

September 4th—December 31st

Join us for meditation and community. We meet in Central Mountain View every Monday evening. Continue »

Silicon Valley Shambhala Meditation Center

Community Open House Redwood City

September 10th—December 23rd

Join us for meditation, discussion, and lunch. We meet in Redwood City on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the Month. Continue »

Silicon Valley Shambhala Meditation Center

Shambhala Sadhana

September 11th—December 10th

A time for our community to come together to practice the Shambhala Sadhana. All are welcome and encouraged to join, no matter what your level of experience. Continue »

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

Shambhala Sadhana Practice

with Shastri Joanne Braun

January 28th—December 23rd

The Shambhala Sadhana as a practice to celebrate and strengthen our understanding of basic goodness and enlightened society. Continue »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

Community Shambhala Sadhana

August 5th—January 6th (2019)

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 »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior, Part Two: Sacredness, the Warrior's World

with Jesse Miller & Emily Earlenbaugh

September 13th—January 10th (2019)

Please join us for Part Two of our study of the seminal book by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, "Shambhala, the Sacred Path of the Warrior." Continue »

Davis Shambhala Meditation Center

Kindful Resilience: Intro to Viniyoga in Davis

with Jan Beange

September 18th—December 18th

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 »

Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco

Joy in Everyday Life: A Five-Week Course

with Kathryn Rile & Susan Arnesen

October 23rd—November 20th

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

Fearlessness in Everyday Life

with Lyle Larson

October 24th—November 17th

As the path continues, we learn to work with anxiety, so that we are not blocked by fear. Through an exploration of the traditional Buddhist teachings of mind and the nature of reality, we learn to see clearly. We dare to face life and death as they are. Continue »

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

Third Friday Movie Night

November 16th—December 21st

Please join us on the third Friday of each month for a great movie! Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco

Exploring our Practice Treasures

with Shastri Charlotte Linde

November 17th - Date postponed or cancelled

This program is restricted to graduates of Sacred World Assembly or Vajrayana Seminary who are practicing Rigden Ngondro, Werma, or Scorpion Seal. Continue »

Tamalpais Shambhala Meditation Group

Nyinthun Day-long Practice

with Barbara Hirschfeld

November 18th

How can the dharma help in difficult times? Continue »

Santa Rosa Shambhala Meditation Center

Director’s Retirement Oath Ceremony and Celebration

November 18th

Please join us as we honor and celebrate our director, Karen Halseth, who is stepping down from her role. Continue »

Davis Shambhala Meditation Center

Sensory Awareness

with Eugene Tashima

November 24th

This exploration of sensory awareness practice helps to more closely synchronize mind and body through a series of gentle exercises. Continue »

Davis Shambhala Meditation Center

Shambhala Sadhana

November 25th

Please join us on Sundays close to the full moon to practice the Shambhala Sadhana. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco

Shambhala Sadhana Practice at Sunday Open House

November 25th

A time for our community to come together to practice the Shambhala Sadhana. All are welcome—and encouraged—to join, no matter what your level of experience. Continue »

Santa Rosa Shambhala Meditation Center

Book Study Class on the Luminous Bardo of Dharmata: Sogyal Rinpoche's "The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying"

November 28th—December 19th

We will be studying and discussing the Luminous Bardo of Dharmata using The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying by Sogyal Rinpoche to prepare for Andrew Holecek's weekend program in January. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco

Birth of the Warrior: Shambhala Training Level II

with Marcia Clayburg & Kathryn Rile

December 1st—December 2nd

Cultivating the willingness to observe our cocoon of habitual fear and defense mechanisms. Continue »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

Open Sky: Shambhala Training Level V

with Shastri Trinley Busby

December 1st—December 2nd

We are living in confusing and anxious times. By communicating with the world gently and fearlessly, we can sharpen our awareness and find the open, clear sky of mind. Continue »

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

The Essence of the Buddhist Path in 6 Verses Practice Day

with Lou Braun

December 2nd

Join us for this day of practice in community which will focus on the Kagyu Buddhist Approach to meditation and practice that Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche shared with students. Continue »

Davis Shambhala Meditation Center

Shambhala Training Weekend I: Feel Human Again

with Lyle Larson

December 8th—December 9th

Shambhala Training Weekend I: Feel Human Again is the first weekend retreat in Shambhala Training. This mindfulness meditation retreat weekend presents the view that human beings, at their core, are fundamentally awake. Continue »

Tamalpais Shambhala Meditation Group

Nyinthun Day-long Practice

with Chinh Nguyen

December 9th

Discovering our capacity for openness and gentleness. Continue »

Davis Shambhala Meditation Center

Sensory Awareness

with Eugene Tashima

December 15th

This exploration of sensory awareness practice helps to more closely synchronize mind and body through a series of gentle exercises. Continue »

Davis Shambhala Meditation Center

Children's Day

December 16th

The whole sangha is invited to come to this special event to acknowledge and celebrate the children in our lives. Continue »

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

Diversity & Inclusivity: A Dialogue

with Janet Ryvlin

December 16th

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

Davis Shambhala Meditation Center

Shambhala Sadhana

December 23rd

Please join us on Sundays close to the full moon to practice the Shambhala Sadhana. Continue »

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

Winter Solstice Children's Day Community Celebration

December 23rd

Join us for Children's Day to celebrate the richness of the season and the Winter Solstice. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco

Shambhala Sadhana Practice at Sunday Open House

December 23rd

A time for our community to come together to practice the Shambhala Sadhana. All are welcome—and encouraged—to join, no matter what your level of experience. Continue »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

Shambhala Weekthün: A Winter Refuge Retreat

with Acharya Gaylon Ferguson & Acharya Charlene Leung

December 27th—January 2nd (2019)

Gather in community, reflect on our lives, and set aspirations for the year to come.The week will include sitting meditation, walking meditation, talks by the teachers, individual meditation meetings with an instructor, movement periods, as well as lunch Continue »

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

New Year's Eve Sadhana of Mahamudra Practice with Feast & Celebration

with Lou Braun

December 31st

Join us for this special practice opportunity and New Year's Eve Celebration. What a wonderful way to bring in the New Year! Continue »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

Wisdom in Everyday Life

January 9th—February 2nd (2019)

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 »

Santa Rosa Shambhala Meditation Center

Death & the Art of Dying: The Luminous Bardo of Dharmata

with Andrew Holecek

January 12th—January 13th (2019)

If we are prepared, death is the crowning moment of life — our greatest opportunity for enlightenment. This weekend explores the energies of the bardo of Dharmata, showing how they also manifest with each thought and emotion. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco

Meditation in Everyday Life: A Five-Week Course

with Kathryn Rile

January 16th—February 13th (2019)

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

Study Group on Pema Chodron's

with Sarah Woodard

January 17th—February 21st (2019)

We will be studying the materials from Pema Chodron's recent retreat "This Sacred Journey", We will be watching a video teaching by Pema each week from the retreat followed by discussion. Continue »