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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

Silicon Valley Shambhala Meditation Center

Profound Treasury: The Path of Individual Liberation Study Group

May 30th—March 12th

This class will explore the first volume of The Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma, compiled and edited by Judith Lief. We will cover the traditional hinayana teachings as taught by Chögyam Trungpa, including guided readings, contemplations, medita Continue »

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

Weekly Family Meditation Program

with Susie Cook & Carlos Gonzalez

December 27th—February 28th

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—March 6th

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

Aging with Humor, Dignity & Confidence Affinity Group

with Carlos Gonzalez

January 17th—February 14th

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

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

Shambhala Sadhana - Full Moon Practice

January 24th—February 22nd

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

Tamalpais Shambhala Meditation Group

Shambhala Sadhana - 2016

January 31st—March 20th

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 »

Santa Rosa Shambhala Meditation Center

Contentment In Everyday Life

with Joanne Henn & Deborah Hoskins

January 31st—February 28th

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

Contentment in Everyday Life

February 4th—March 3rd - Date postponed

In the Contentment in Everyday Life course, meditation experience is deepened through the cultivation of contentment and simplicity. 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

Level I The Art of Being Human

with Shastri Charlene Leung

February 12th—February 14th

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 »

Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco

Movie Night: The Truman Show

February 12th

Truman Burbank (Jim Carrey) is unaware that his entire life is a hugely popular 24-hour-a-day TV series. In this real-time documentary, every moment of Truman's existence is captured by concealed cameras and telecast to a giant global audience. Continue »

Tamalpais Shambhala Meditation Group

Neutral Day - Cleaning the Center for a Fresh Start!

February 13th

During the days leading up to Shambhala Day, the mark of the Tibetan New Year, we clean out our karma and tidy our physical spaces. Continue »

Tamalpais Shambhala Meditation Group

Camera As Cushion

with Dr. Phillip Ziegler

February 13th - Date postponed

When we are able to distinguish perception from conception, we can begin to experience "the power and depth of vastness" of the phenomenal world AND produce images that can help others do the same. Continue »

Santa Rosa Shambhala Meditation Center

Shambhala Day Celebration: Year of the Fire Monkey with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

February 14th

Everyone is warmly invited to celebrate Shambhala Day 2016 - the Year of the Fire Monkey! Continue »

Tamalpais Shambhala Meditation Group

Shambhala Day 2016 - Year of the Fire Monkey

February 14th

Please join us as we first deep clean our center on Saturday, Feb 13, then celebrate the Shambhala New Year on Sunday, Feb 14. Continue »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

Community Meeting: Revising Open House

with Rees Sweeney-Taylor

February 14th

For some months, Berkeley Shambhala leadership has been investigating offering new programs at Sunday Open House. Please join us for a discussion of these possibilities. Continue »

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

Third Friday Movie Night - Inside Out

February 19th

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

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

Call Me By My True Names: Exploring Human Diversity

February 19th

Come gather with us to explore this complicated human condition of ours through the practice of meditation, spontaneous creative expression, and genuine-hearted discussion. All are welcome. Continue »

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

Shambhala Day - Year of the Fire Monkey

February 21st

Come participate in & enjoy this annual worldwide community celebration of Tibetan New Year: Shambhala Day. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco

Ikebana Workshop: Heaven's Partner

with Alice Tarkeshi

February 21st

Based on the principles of the ancient and modern art of Ikebana, this workshop expands the view and practice of self-expression both spontaneous and mindful. Continue »

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

The Fundamentals of Financial WellBeing

with Joanne Martin Braun

February 22nd—March 28th

f you have ever wanted to change your habits or explore your relationship with money this class is for you! Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco

Shambhala Sadhana

February 22nd

All are welcome and encouraged to join, no matter what your level of experience. Continue »

Tamalpais Shambhala Meditation Group

Who Am I - The Basic Goodness of Being Human

with Acharya Alan Schwartz

February 24th—March 30th

This course asks the question - Who am I? - and explores the sense of self. Continue »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

Begin at the Beginning: Foundations of Buddhist Practice

with Sarah Woodard & Lea Barrow

February 25th—April 21st

Based on the Ocean of Dharma, Volume 1: The Path of Individual Liberation, this course will combine periods of learning and periods of sitting, with an emphasis on the experience of shamatha/vipshayana meditation and the foundations of mindfulness. Continue »

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