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Northern California Shambhala

Northern California Shambhala is a community of meditation centers and study groups located in Berkeley, Davis, Northern Sierra, San Francisco, San Rafael, Santa Rosa, Santa Cruz, Sonoma, Sonora, and Silicon Valley. To locate a center near you, click a location on the map (below) or click here.

We are part of Shambhala International, a community of meditation centers founded in 1973 by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, a Tibetan Buddhist meditation master, artist, author, and poet. More

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PROGRAMS THROUGHOUT THE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA REGION

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

Weekly Family Meditation Program

with Susie Cook & Carlos Gonzalez

January 3rd—September 25th

Sunday Family Meditation is a weekly practice opportunity where we welcome parents & children to come practice meditation and participate in our community. Continue »

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

Nyinthun - First Sunday of Each Month

January 3rd—December 4th

The Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center offers Nyinthun, a day of practice, regularly on the 1st Sunday of the month. ALL ARE WELCOME! Continue »

Tamalpais Shambhala Meditation Group

Shambhala Sadhana - 2016

January 31st—September 18th

Join us as we practice the Shambhala Sadhana, through which we unite our voices and our visualization in order to embody and realize enlightened society. Continue »

Tamalpais Shambhala Meditation Group

Sadhana of Mahamudra - 2016

February 7th—November 27th

The Sadhana of Mahamudra is a meditation and chant practiced regularly by the Shambhala community. Please join us! Continue »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

Lojong (Mind Training) Talk Series

with Rob Lee, Jesse Miller, Sarah Woodard

April 24th—August 28th

Join us on the last Sunday of every month for a dharma talk with a senior Shambhala teacher. This series of talks on Lojong (Mind Training) is open to all. Come to one or the entire series. Continue »

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

Shambhala Sadhana - Full Moon Practice

April 24th—December 11th

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

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

Pema Chodron's 'How To Meditate' Book Study Group

with Irv Kirschbaum & Susie Cook

July 24th—August 28th

Please join us as we deeply contemplate and practice together the teachings presented in Ani Pema Chodron's book 'How To Meditate'. Continue »

Davis Shambhala Meditation Center

Meditation in Everyday Life

with Lyle Larson & Elvia Garcia

August 2nd—August 30th

Meditation in Everyday Life is a 5-week course that teaches mindfulness meditation and shows you how this practice can improve your daily life in the most practical sense. Experience what happens when you stop avoiding yourself and the present moment and Continue »

Tamalpais Shambhala Meditation Group

Cultivating View and Aspiration on the Shambhala Path

with Jesse Miller

August 3rd—August 31st

Please join us for a contemplative exploration of the teachings of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco

Awakened Heart: Shambhala Training Level IV

with Lyle Larson

August 26th—August 28th

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. Continue »

Santa Rosa Shambhala Meditation Center

Shambhala Umdze (Timekeeper) Training

with Irv Kirschbaum

August 28th

We will be offering Shambhala Umdze Training for those who wish to take up this practice or to refresh prior training [open to Shambhala members]. Continue »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

Meditation in Everyday Life

with Robert Pressnall & Arelly Sanchez Shackett

August 31st—September 28th

Experience what happens when we stop avoiding ourselves and the present moment and practice simply being with whatever is going on in our lives. Continue »

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

First Thursday Open House & Dharma Night: Surviving Social Turmoil w/the Mind of Meditation

with Shastri Joanne Martin Braun

September 1st

The public is warmly invited to these informal events that are an introduction to our Center, Shambhala Buddhism and the practice of peaceful abiding meditation. Continue »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

Welcome to Shambhala: An Introduction to Meditation

September 4th

This monthly offering is a perfect gateway for newcomers to the practice of meditation and the core Shambhala teachings on basic human goodness and creating enlightened society. Continue »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

Pema Chodron Study Group

September 7th

"When you open yourself to the continually changing, impermanent, dynamic nature of your own being and of reality, you increase your capacity to love and care about other people and your capacity to not be afraid. You're able to keep your eyes open, your Continue »

Santa Rosa Shambhala Meditation Center

The Art of Being Human: Shambhala Training Level I

with Shastri Joanne Martin Braun

September 10th—September 11th

In Level I, students are introduced to basic goodness and the practice of meditation in a supportive, social environment. The weekend includes meditation practice, discussion, and individual meetings with meditation instructors. Continue »

Tamalpais Shambhala Meditation Group

Shambhala Training Level IV - Awakened Heart

with Kerry Schwartz

September 10th—September 11th

Trusting further in basic goodness and daring to experience the sharp edge of reality, we move forward with gentleness . . . Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco

The Art of Being Human: Shambhala Training Level I

with Jesse Miller

September 10th—September 11th

Through the practice of meditation, we begin to glimpse that goodness is the unconditional ground of our existence. Continue »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

UNtraining: Healing Personal and Social Oppressions

with Shastri Charlene Leung & Janet Carter

September 10th

The UNtraining is a provocative and compassionate approach to help people discover how to work together in extraordinary ways to end our collusion with racism and all forms of oppression. Continue »

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

Fearlessness in Everyday Life

with Lou Braun

September 11th—October 2nd

In this Fearlessness in Everyday Life class series, we will explore and learn to work with anxiety, so that we are not blocked by fear. Continue »

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

Aging with Dignity, Humor & Confidence Group Returns w/The Poetry of Aging

with Carlos Gonzalez

September 11th

This is an affinity group for exploring aging. This group will meet at the Sonoma Shambhala Center the second Sunday of every month. Continue »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

Fearlessness in Everyday Life

with Charity Martin

September 13th—October 11th

The fourth in the series of Everyday Life classes, this introduces the student to working with and transcending fear and hesitation. Continue »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

Shambhala Sadhana Community Practice

September 16th

All community members and their families are invited to gather on full moons to practice the Shambhala Sadhana. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco

IMMERSION: Ikebana Summer Workshops

with Alice Tarkeshi

September 17th

IMMERSION: Ikebana Summer Workshops. In this series, we find ourselves in open environments finding objects and finding ourselves. In open elemental environments, we start to feel the relaxing of boundary that frees our spirit and creativity. Please join Continue »

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

Basic Goodness I - Who Am I?

with Acharya Adam Lobel & Shastri Sandra Ladley

September 21st—October 26th

Who Am I? The Basic Goodness of Being Human is part of the The Basic Goodness Series that offers a sustained reflection on the meaning of basic goodness as it relates with our sense of self, others, and reality. Continue »

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