The Way of Shambhala Programs

Shambhala offers an extensive structured path of training in authentic meditation practices and teachings for people who are interested in pursuing such a path. The name of this path is The Way of Shambhala. If you would like a simple introduction, you may choose to sample a workshop, a course or a weekend—or several, at any time.  For more information, see the overview page.

Way of Shambhala

Sacred Path: Drala (Sonoma Mountain Zen Center)

with Shastri Joanne Martin Braun & Shastri Manuel Medeiros

May 12th—May 14th

The principle of drala refers to the sacred energy and power that exists when we step beyond aggression. (Prerequisites required) Continue »

Joy in Everyday Life: An Interactive, Online Course

with Shastri Holly Gayley

May 15th

Joy In Everyday Life follows Contentment in Everyday Life in the Way of Shambhala class series. Over the course of 5 to 8 weeks, participants will view recorded teachings and then gather in the online learning environment to discuss, contemplate and engag Continue »

Warrior in the World: Shambhala Training Level III (Berkeley)

May 19th—May 21st

As meditation practice expands and we develop trust in basic goodness, we can begin to discover the confidence and personal energy to go forward on the journey. Continue »

Fearlessness in Everyday Life

September 12th—October 10th

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 »

Awakened Heart: Shambhala Training Level IV

September 15th—September 17th

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 »