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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 18th—September 27th

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 - 2015

February 8th—December 27th

"[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

Aging with Humor, Dignity & Confidence Affinity Group - Second Sunday of Each Month

with Carlos Gonzalez

April 12th—September 13th

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

Silicon Valley Shambhala Meditation Center

Profound Treasury: The Path of Individual Liberation Study Group

May 30th—March 12th (2016)

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 »

Silicon Valley Shambhala Meditation Center

Enlightened Leadership Training Program

with Fern LaRocca

August 30th—November 29th

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. Leadership train Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco

Yeshe Tsogyal: Transmuting Confusion into Wisdom

with Acharya Melissa Moore

September 1st—October 3rd

Yeshe Tsogyal makes a perfect role model for us in the modern age, where we are forced to interact in the world to discover daily life as an opportunity and path of awakening. Continue »

Sonora Shambhala Meditation Group

Wisdom In Everyday Life

with Jesse Miller

September 2nd—September 30th

The final class in the Way of Shambhala curriculum is Wisdom in Everyday Life, where we study the unwavering warrior whose confidence is unconditional and playful. Here the practitioner is introduced to the Vajrayana teachings of Tibetan Buddhism. Continue »

Tamalpais Shambhala Meditation Group

Sacredness: The Warrior's World - A 10 Week Class

with Jesse Miller

September 2nd—January 6th (2016)

Continuing the "Up Close and Personal" class from earlier this Spring and Summer, we will now continue our in depth study of "Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior." Continue »

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

First Thursday Open House & Dharma Night - Beyond Mindfulness: pre-recorded talks

with Acharya Gaylon Ferguson & Shastri Janet Solyntjes

September 3rd

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

Mindfulness and Social Change

with Acharya Gaylon Ferguson

September 4th

Come to the Temescal Arts Center to explore the connection between inner and outer transformation with Acharya Gaylon Ferguson, Ph.D., professor at Naropa University and author of Natural Wakefulness. Continue »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

The Unforgettable Commitment: Sacredness & Loyalty

with Acharya Gaylon Ferguson

September 5th—September 7th

All tantrikas who have attended either Vajrayana Seminary or Sacred World Assembly are invited to attend this weekend. Continue »

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

Nyinthun - First Sunday of Each Month

September 6th

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

Silicon Valley Shambhala Meditation Center

Barbeque and Pool Party Fundraiser!

with Fern LaRocca

September 7th

Let's get together, have fun, and also raise money for the Silicon Valley Shambhala Center. We are hosting a barbeque & pool party. We will be selling tickets for $50 each and that includes food (vegetarian options included), music, games, and entertain Continue »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

Level I The Art of Being Human

with Robert Pressnall

September 11th—September 13th

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: Daughters of Dolma

September 11th

Daughters of Dolma takes you on a riveting journey revealing a distinctively female experience of Tibetan Buddhism in the Kathmandu Valley. Continue »

Santa Rosa Shambhala Meditation Center

Awakened Heart: Shambhala Training Level IV

with Jesse Miller

September 12th—September 13th

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 »

Davis Shambhala Meditation Center

Shambhala Training Level 1

with Lyle Larson

September 12th—September 13th

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 »

Davis Shambhala Meditation Center

Sadhana of Mahamudra Study Group

September 14th—October 19th

Come to this series of DVD teachings by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche teaching about the Sadhana of Mahamudra practice. A great opportunity to receive teachings about this practice direct from the source! Continue »

Santa Rosa Shambhala Meditation Center

Remembering Celia

September 16th

Following our regular Open House program, we will gather for a light celebratory reception to reminisce and honor our dear friend and dharma sister, Celia Brunette, who passed one year ago today. Continue »

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

Third Friday Movie Night-Moving From Emptiness: The Life & Art of A Zen Dude

September 18th

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

Silicon Valley Shambhala Meditation Center

Harvest of Peace

September 20th

The Harvest of Peace, held around the time of the autumn equinox, is an opportunity for local communities to gather, hear teachings by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, and celebrate the riches of our local cultures and heritage. Continue »

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

Harvest of Peace Community Celebration, pre-recorded address

with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

September 20th

Join the Sonoma Shambhala Community in celebrating Harvest of Peace, held around the time of the autumn equinox, is an opportunity for local communities to gather, hear teachings by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, and celebrate the richness of our local area. Continue »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

Harvest of Peace and 40th Anniversary Celebration

with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

September 20th

Join us to celebrate the changing of the seasons with meditation and community. Continue »

Davis Shambhala Meditation Center

Harvest of Peace

September 20th

This auspicious day is a time for local communities to gather, and enjoy the riches of our Shambhala Buddhist lineage. Continue »

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