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Meditation is a personal journey and a path of social transformation. Learn to meditate, and naturally grow your confidence, mindful awareness, and compassion.

 


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

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 »

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

Weekly Family Meditation Program

with Carlos Gonzalez

January 3rd—December 18th

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

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

Shambhala Sadhana - Full Moon Practice

April 24th—December 6th

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

Santa Rosa Shambhala Meditation Center

Shambhala Sadhana Full Moon Community Practice

August 21st—December 11th

The Shambhala Sadhana is simple and quite powerful in its direct approach to basic goodness and is open to all Shambhala community members and friends. Continue »

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

Fearlessness in Everyday Life

with Lou Braun

September 11th—October 16th

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 »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

Fearlessness in Everyday Life

with Charity Martin & Odessa Spore

September 13th—October 11th - Date postponed or cancelled

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

Tamalpais Shambhala Meditation Group

Ani Pema Chodron's Teachings on The Sadhana of Mahamudra

with Jesse Miller

September 14th—October 12th

Pema Chodron's talks on The Sadhana of Mahamudra Continue »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

Enlightened Society Leadership Training (Fall 2016)

with Rees Sweeney-Taylor & Dina Buck

September 29th—December 8th

In Shambhala, all of us are leaders: in our lives, our homes, our jobs, and our personal journeys. By working with our own minds and hearts, and cultivating our own sanity, we begin to transform our culture and create good human society. Continue »

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

Learn To Meditate - Level I - The Art of Being Human

with Acharya Alan Schwartz

September 30th—October 2nd

The Art of Being Human - Level I is an introductory weekend offering instruction, guidance and a community environment in which to learn how to meditate. Continue »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

Level I: The Art of Being Human

with Robert Pressnall

September 30th—October 2nd

In Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human we glimpse unconditional goodness as the ground of our existence through the practice of meditation. Continue »

Davis Shambhala Meditation Center

Open Heart, Awake Mind: An Introduction to Contemplative Psychology

with Shastri Sandra Ladley

October 1st

Taste meditation and Buddhist wisdom, and learn about the background and experiential methods of Contemplative Psychology and Karuna Training, in this introduction to the fundamentals. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco

The Heart of Being with Children

with Leslie Gossett

October 1st—October 2nd - Date postponed or cancelled

The Heart of Being with Children: Join us on this exploration of our relationships with children, childhood, and ourselves. Seeing clearly the stories we tell, the fears we perpetuate, and the expectations that prevent us from true connection, we can lear Continue »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

Introducing Sangha Sundays

October 2nd—October 30th

Beginning this October, we will try a rotating schedule for some of the unique practices that we hold in the Shambhala tradition: Shambhala Sadhana, Sadhana of Mahamudra, Stroke Practice, and the Werma Sadhana. Continue »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

Welcome to Shambhala: An Introduction to Meditation

October 2nd

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

October 5th

"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 »

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

First Thursday Open House & Dharma Night

October 6th

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 »

Davis Shambhala Meditation Center

What is Real? The Basic Goodness of Reality

with Ashe Acharya John Rockwell & Shastri Manuel Medeiros

October 13th—November 17th

In this on-line course taught by Ashe Acharya John Rockwell, participants explore the ordinary magic of reality and learn about the progressive stages of discovering non-dual perception of the elements, and thus, the nature of mind. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco

Open Sky: Shambhala Training Level V

with Acharya Melissa Moore

October 14th—October 16th

Communicating with the world gently and fearlessly, our awareness is sharpened and we find the open clear sky of mind—a delightful source of wisdom and uplifted energy. We learn to trust our nature enough to let go into the present moment. Continue »

Davis Shambhala Meditation Center

Shambhala Training Level I

with Jesse Miller

October 15th—October 16th

Through the practice of meditation, we glimpse unconditional goodness as the ground of our existence. Opening to ourselves with gentleness and appreciation, we begin to see our potential as genuine and compassionate human beings. Continue »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

Shambhala Sadhana Community Practice

October 16th

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

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

Third Friday Movie Night - Stillpoint

October 21st

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

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

Meditation In Everyday Life

with Shastri Janet Solyntjes & Janet Ryvlin

October 23rd—November 20th

New and experienced meditation practitioners are warmly invited to this class. We will explore the view and practice of sitting meditation as it applies to our daily lives. Continue »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

Wisdom in Everyday Life

with Robert Pressnall

October 27th—November 12th

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 »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

Rise Up: A Community Meeting

with Rees Sweeney-Taylor

October 29th

An opportunity for members to gather, discuss Berkeley's Strategic Plan and Northern California Shambhala Incorporation. Continue »

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