Programs for Northern California USA Region

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

Community Shambhala Sadhana

January 6th—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 »

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

Practice & Potluck - Sadhana of Mahamudra

January 10th—August 1st

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

Davis Shambhala Meditation Center

Kindful Resilience: Intro to Viniyoga in Davis

with Jan Beange

April 30th—May 28th

Do you want greater freedom and see in body, mind and heart? Continue »

Tamalpais Shambhala Meditation Group

The Truth of Suffering with Jesse Miller

May 2nd—June 13th

This will be a six week study group based on "The Truth of Suffering and the Path of Liberation" by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Continue »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

Bodhisattva Vow Workshop

with Shastri Charlotte Linde

May 25th

A a preparatory online workshop and discussion for people who plan to take the vow, who would like to know more about the vow before making a decision, or who would simply like to know more about the vow. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco

The Joyful Snow Lion: Patience

with Acharya Suzann Duquette

June 2nd

The third in a series of online Buddhist Mahayana teachings taught by the Shambhala acharyas. This will replace our regularly-scheduled Open House. Continue »

Davis Shambhala Meditation Center

Shambhala Training Weekend III: Warrior in the World

with Jean Kerins

June 8th—June 9th

Having discovered our own goodness and having begun to relax with the nature of fear, we can afford to be more daring, open, and genuine. Continue »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

Open Heart, Open Mind: The Path of the Bodhisattva—A Summer Meditation Retreat

with Acharya Melissa Moore

June 8th—June 14th

In this 7-day urban meditation retreat, we will engage in the practice of mindfulness-awareness meditation.The week will include sitting meditation, walking meditation, and talks. Continue »

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

Fully Alive: A Video Retreat with Pema Chödrön

June 9th—June 30th

Join us for Fully Alive: A video series with Pema Chödrön after sitting on Sundays in June beginning on June 9th, 2019. Continue »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

Bodhisattva Vow Ceremony

with Acharya Melissa Moore

June 14th

The Bodhisattva vow is an acknowledgement of one’s commitment to put others before oneself and to work wholeheartedly for their benefit. The basis of this vow is the aspiration to develop friendliness, compassion, and genuine insight through the practice Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco

The Joyful Snow Lion: Exertion

with Acharya Moh Hardin

June 16th

The fourth in a series of online Buddhist Mahayana teachings taught by the Shambhala acharyas. This will replace our regularly-scheduled Open House. Continue »

Davis Shambhala Meditation Center

The Five Wisdoms Energies - A Yogic Practice

with Irini Rockwell

June 29th—June 30th

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

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

All Day Meditation Retreat

with Jesse Miller

June 29th

For new and experienced practitioners alike, this all-day community meditation retreat is a rare opportunity to take a day to relax with ourselves and refresh our sense of well-being, goodness, and sanity. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco

The Joyful Snow Lion: Live Group Discussion

June 30th

The fifth in a series of online Buddhist Mahayana teachings taught by the Shambhala acharyas. This will replace our regularly-scheduled Open House. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco

The Joyful Snow Lion: Samadhi

with Ashe Acharya John Rockwell

July 14th

The final of a series of online Buddhist Mahayana teachings taught by the Shambhala acharyas. This will replace our regularly-scheduled Open House. Continue »

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

A Year of Deepening in Compassion: Video Talks with Acharyas

July 14th—August 11th

Our series will begin with The Four Immeasurables: The Tiger, Friendly to Self & Merciful to Other. Join us for this series of teachings on deepening in compassion. Continue »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

The Five Wisdoms Energies - A Yogic Practice

with Irini Rockwell

August 17th—August 18th

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

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

Warrior In The World: Shambhala Training Level III

with Shastri Joanne Braun & Jesse Miller

September 14th—September 15th

Developing fearlessness by examining our habitual tendencies, we begin to open and engage the world directly extending this attitude of fearlessness to our everyday activities. Continue »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

Varjayana Retreat

with Acharya Christie Cashman

October 5th—October 9th

This is a restricted program—those who have been to a Sacred World Assembly, Rigden Abhisheka, or Scorpion Seal Assemblies are welcome to attend. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco

Sadhana of Mahamudra

December 27th

Our community gathers for this precious opportunity to practice the Sadhana of Mahamudra on the evenings of the new moon. All levels of students are warmly invited to participate, which is what makes this so special. Sadhanas are usually reserved for Vajr Continue »