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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

Work Sex Money Real Life on the Path of Mindfulness Book Study

June 1st—August 31st

Join us for as we read and study together Chögyam Trungpa's book. We'll explore together how work, sex, and money are just as much a part of our spiritual life as they are a part of our everyday existence. Attend all classes, or just drop in when you ca Continue »

Tamalpais Shambhala Meditation Group

The Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma: Volume I - The Path of Individual Liberation - Study Class

with Jesse Miller

June 11th—July 30th

Please join us for an eight week study group which begins the mutual exploration of the seminary teachings of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Based on Volume One of The Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma - The Path of Individual Liberation. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco

Wednesday Dharma Night Summer Session

June 25th—September 3rd

June 18 marks our last full Wednesday Dharma Night until after Labor Day. Instead we will be holding sitting meditation from 6:30 to 7:30 every Wednesday evening. Meditation instruction is available. Continue »

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

Aging with Humor and Dignity Affinity Group

with Janet Ryvlin & Irv Kirschbaum

June 28th—August 23rd

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

Full Day of Meditation - Nyinthun

July 6th—August 3rd

The Sonoma Shambhala Meditation is re-instituting a Shambhala tradition: the Nyinthun. 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 »

Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco

Living Beautifully with Uncertainty and Change

with Shastri Amy Conway & Susan Arnesen

July 7th—August 4th

The teachings presented in Pema Chödrön's newest book are known as the “Three Commitments”. They provide a wealth of wisdom for learning to step right into the river—to be completely, fearlessly present even in the hardest of times and the most difficult Continue »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

Journey Without Goal

with Henia Miedzinski & Robert Lee

July 8th—August 12th

A survey of the Tantric path including such topics as: Vajra Nature and Sacred World; the Mandala Principle and the Five Buddha Families; the Vajra Master, Transmission and Abhisheka. Continue »

Silicon Valley Shambhala Meditation Center

Inviting Magic: The Art of Leadership and Creating Brilliant Environments

with Joanne Martin Braun & Leslie Gossett

July 12th

The art of leadership and creating brilliant environments that communicate sanity, dignity and decorum Continue »

Silicon Valley Shambhala Meditation Center

Inviting Magic: The Art of Leadership and Creating Brilliant Environments For Coordinators and Teachers

with Joanne Martin Braun & Leslie Gossett

July 12th

The art of leadership and creating brilliant environments that communicate sanity, dignity and decorum. Continue »

Santa Rosa Shambhala Meditation Center

The Great Mandala Offering

with Steve Hoskins

July 13th

The annual Great Mandala Offering is open to all Shambhala tantrikas, including those who may not have begun mandala practice, or those who do not have the lung for the Shambhala Primordial Rigden ngöndro. Continue »

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

Third Friday Movie and a Meal - I AM

July 18th

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

Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco

Movie Night: The Future

July 18th

The Future is the story of a couple in their mid-30s, Sophie (Miranda July) and Jason (Hamish Linklater)—whose relationship is on the rocks—and their plans to adopt an injured cat, Paw Paw. When the couple decides to adopt the stray cat, their perspective Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco

The Art of Being Human: Shambhala Training Level I

with Lyle Larson

July 25th—July 27th

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

Silicon Valley Shambhala Meditation Center

Movie Night: The Interrupters

July 25th

During one weekend in 2008, 37 people were shot in Chicago, seven of them fatally. It was the year Chicago became a posterchild city of America’s gang problem. Continue »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

Shambhala Art opening talk: Coming To Our Senses

with Shastri Sandra Ladley & Anne Saitzyk

July 26th

Shambhala Art opening talk: Coming To Our Senses Continue »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

Shambhala Art Retreat: All Five Parts

with Shastri Sandra Ladley & Anne Saitzyk

July 26th—August 1st

This Shambhala Art retreat will provide an opportunity for artists and non-artists alike to experience creativity and its genuine expression in all aspects of our lives. Continue »

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

Family Day Children's Program

July 27th—August 17th

Sunday Family Day is a monthly practice opportunity where we welcome children as part of our sangha as well as give them the space to be themselves. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco

The Marriage of East and West Through Contemporary Flower Design

with Alice Tarkeshi

August 2nd

In this day-long workshop, students will be working with the principles of Heaven, Earth and Human, and find their own personal expression in the context of Modern Art. Each session reflects a sequence that applies to both the Shambhala warrior teachings Continue »

Silicon Valley Shambhala Meditation Center

Meditation In Everyday Life

with Charlotte Linde & Mark Hobbs

August 3rd

By making a deep connection to the present moment and understanding our mind through the practice of meditation, we learn to make friends with ourselves. This introductory course offers the tools for establishing a personal meditation practice. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco

Movie Night: Digital Dharma

August 8th

Digital Dharma is the chronicle of a cultural rescue. This feature-length documentary brings to light the magnitude of E. Gene Smith's inspirational 50-year quest to save the literary history of a disappearing culture and then deliver them to the entire w Continue »

Davis Shambhala Meditation Center

Shambhala Training Level 1

with Shastri Manuel Medeiros

August 9th—August 10th

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 »

Santa Rosa Shambhala Meditation Center

The Six Ways of Ruling: Heart Advice For Creating Enlightened Society

August 16th—August 23rd

The Six Ways of Ruling are unique teachings on society and leadership. They are a distinctive aspect of Shambhala wisdom on creating enlightened society. Continue »

Davis Shambhala Meditation Center

Shambhala Training Level IV

with Lyle Larson

August 22nd—August 24th

In Level IV, we will learn to allow our heart and intuition to open so that we can communicate fully with the world. Continue »

Davis Shambhala Meditation Center

Fearlessness in Everyday Life

with Lyle Larson & Marshall Bishop

August 28th—September 25th

The Fearlessness in Everyday Life course mixes meditation with the vastness of space beyond concept. Continue »

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