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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 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

Tamalpais Shambhala Meditation Group

Sadhana of Mahamudra

April 20th—December 7th

"[The Sadhana's] purpose was to bring together the two great traditions of the Vajrayana, as well as to exorcise the materialism which seemed to pervade spiritual disciplines in the modern world. Continue »

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

Full Day of Meditation - Nyinthun

September 7th—December 7th

The Sonoma Shambhala Meditation is re-instituting a Shambhala tradition: the Nyinthün. A full day of practice. Meditators at all levels are invited to attend. You may come for all or any part of the day. Continue »

Santa Rosa Shambhala Meditation Center

Fearlessness in Everyday Life

with Jesse Miller

September 8th—October 6th

Overcoming our fear, we leap with daring into our lives. This is the 4th in the series of the Way of Shambhala, Everyday life courses. Special Repeaters price: $40! Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco

Wednesday Dharma Night Fall Speakers

with Acharya Alan Schwartz, Shastri Sandra Ladley, And others including, Marc Matheson, Bruce Dal Santo

September 10th—December 10th

A great introduction to the Shambhala Buddhist teachings, and an opportunity to connect with other meditation practitioners in a relaxed, comfortable environment. Featuring meditation practice, meditation instruction, a talk and discussion. Continue »

Davis Shambhala Meditation Center

The Essential Heart of Kasungship I

with Laura Livingston

September 14th—October 12th

In this 5 week course, we will explore the basic practices of the Dorje Kasung, a service organization within the Shambhala community charged with maintaining a container of wakefulness in which the teaching and practice of meditation can occur. Continue »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

Meditation in Everyday Life

with Jonathan Ransohoff & Kathryn Rile

September 16th—October 14th

Have you ever been curious about meditation? This course provides introductory tools and teachings for working with meditation in everyday life. With simple instructions and support, mindfulness meditation practice can become part of one's life, revealing Continue »

Santa Rosa Shambhala Meditation Center

Enlightened Society Leadership & Service Program: A Santa Rosa Shambhala Internship Program

September 17th—December 17th

The Enlightened Society Leadership and Service Program is a Shambhala Buddhist training program emphasizing the path of profound service and community engagement. Next training session begins September 2014. Continue »

Davis Shambhala Meditation Center

Harvest of Peace

September 21st

Join us for a community-wide celebration of the autumn equinox. Continue »

Santa Rosa Shambhala Meditation Center

Harvest of Peace Community Gathering

September 21st

Our annual celebration of the autumn season will include an address by the Sakyong to the international sangha, updates on upcoming regional events and a community picnic. Continue »

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

Basic Goodness Series I: Who Am I? The Basic Goodness of Being Human

September 21st—October 26th

Who Am I? The Basic Goodness of Being Human is the first of three courses that comprise the new Basic Goodness Series. Continue »

Sonora Shambhala Meditation Group

Harvest of Peace

September 25th

The Harvest of Peace Nyida Day is our opportunity to focus on community, and to mark the changing of seasons as a sangha. Continue »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior

with John Osajima & Raana Bastani

September 25th—October 23rd

A six week book study class based on Chogyam Trungpa's seminal work. Continue »

Silicon Valley Shambhala Meditation Center

Movie Night: Frances Ha

September 26th

Gorgeously filmed in black and white, earning comparisons to Woody Allen's Manhattan, and rendering the film simultaneously modern and timeless, Frances Ha is uncomfortably hilarious and strikingly insightful in its sincerity. Continue »

Sonora Shambhala Meditation Group

Introduction to Contemplative Psychology

with Acharya Melissa Moore & Shastri Sandra Ladley

September 27th—September 28th

We are offering an introductory class, in Sonora, for people who would like to experience the fundamentals of Karuna Training and the foundations of Contemplative Psychology. This stand-alone class has no prerequisites. Continue »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

Inviting Magic: The Art of Leadership & Creating Brilliant Environments (San Francisco)

with Joanne Martin Braun

September 27th

A day-long leadership training in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition. This workshop is part of a series that provides skills and trainings in support of the path of contemplative leadership. How we lead our lives in households and in families, at work an Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco

Inviting Magic: The Art of Leadership and Creating Brilliant Environments

with Joanne Martin Braun

September 27th

A day-long leadership training in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition. This workshop is part of a series that provides skills and trainings in support of the path of contemplative leadership. Continue »

Shambhala Northern California

Inviting Magic: The Art of Leadership and Creating Brilliant Environments

with Joanne Martin Braun

September 27th

How we lead our lives in households and in families, at work and at play, publicly and privately, affects the health of an entire society. Join us to explore our mutual commitment to creating a more sane society through principles of universal leadership. Continue »

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

Aging with Humor and Dignity Affinity Group

September 27th—December 20th

This is an affinity group for exploring the challenges of aging. Through open discussion as well as videos and reading we will view this time of life through the wisdom of Shambhala Buddhist teachings. Continue »

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

Werma Feast (for Shambhala Tantrikas)

September 27th

Although Werma practice is restricted to those who have received the empowerment at the Rigden Abhisheka or at Kalapa Assembly, this feast practice is open to all tantrikas who have received the lung. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco

Welcome Back Community Karaoke Taco Night

September 27th

The Ziji Collective Presents: Tacos, Karoake, Ice Cream and Community, all in one place! Continue »

Tamalpais Shambhala Meditation Group

Contentment In Everyday Life

October 1st—October 29th

This course provides an exploration of genuine contentment, the foundational views of the Buddhist teachings, and meditation in action for daily life. Continue »

Davis Shambhala Meditation Center

Who Am I? The Basic Goodness of Being Human

with Shastri Manuel Medeiros

October 2nd—October 30th

The first course in the Basic Goodness series asks the question "Who am I?" and focuses on the sense of self. It includes teachings on basic goodness, selflessness, the arising of ego and cocoon, buddha nature, and the confidence of warriorship. Continue »

Santa Rosa Shambhala Meditation Center

Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human

with Acharya Alan Schwartz

October 3rd—October 5th

The Art of Being Human is the first of a series of five weekend workshops. Friday night talk is free and open to the public. Please join us! Continue »

Silicon Valley Shambhala Meditation Center

Level One: The Art of Being Human

with Jesse Miller

October 4th—October 5th

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 »

Tamalpais Shambhala Meditation Group

Karuna Training - Introduction to Contemplative Psychology

with Sakti Rose

October 4th—October 5th

Skillful Communication and Compassionate Exchange as an Expression of our Basic Sanity. This is an introductory class for people who would like to experience the fundamentals of Karuna Training and the foundations of Contemplative Psychology. Continue »

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