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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

Weekly Family Meditation Program

with Susie Cook & Carlos Gonzalez

January 3rd—August 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—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 »

Tamalpais Shambhala Meditation Group

Shambhala Sadhana - 2016

January 31st—June 19th

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 »

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

Lojong (Mind Training) Talk Series

with Rob Lee, Jesse Miller, Sarah Woodard

April 24th—August 28th

Join us on the last Sunday of every month for a dharma talk with a senior Shambhala teacher. This series of talks on Lojong (Mind Training) is open to all. Come to one or the entire series. Continue »

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

Shambhala Sadhana - Full Moon Practice

April 24th—December 11th

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

Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco

Six Explorations of Yoga

May 2nd—June 13th

Join Shambhala Meditation Center for an inspiring yoga offering—six workshops, each exploring a different element of the yoga practice. For both new and seasoned yogis and yoginis. Continue »

Santa Rosa Shambhala Meditation Center

Shambhala Sadhana Community Practice [at Santa Rosa Shambhala]

May 19th—June 19th

A monthly gathering for this chanting and visualization practice written by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche just prior to the conclusion of a year long retreat. The Shambhala Sadhana powerfully and simply communicates the essence of basic goodness and enlightened Continue »

Davis Shambhala Meditation Center

Public Book Launch Event

with Acharya David Schneider

May 27th

Acharya David Schneider will be in Davis for an event launching his new book, "Crowded by Beauty: The Life and Zen of Poet Philip Whalen". Continue »

Davis Shambhala Meditation Center

Dharma Art in the Shambhala Household

with Acharya David Schneider

May 28th

This one-day workshop, which will include sitting meditation and group discussions, will focus on handwriting and object arrangement as fields of experimentation, discovery, fun, and practical application. Continue »

Davis Shambhala Meditation Center

Shambhala Sadhana Feast

with Acharya David Schneider

May 29th

Acharya David Schneider welcomes the Davis Shambhala community to join in the practice of the Shambhala Sadhana and an accompanying feast. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco

Crowded by Beauty: The Life and Zen of Poet Philip Whalen, Book Reading

with Acharya David Schneider

June 1st

A Special Wednesday Dharma Night Presentation by author David Schnieder. Continue »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

Pema Chodron Study Group

June 1st

"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 »

Tamalpais Shambhala Meditation Group

Fearlessness In Everyday Life

with Jesse Miller & Kerry Schwartz

June 1st—June 29th

Learning to work with our anxiety, we are not blocked by fear . . . through an exploration of Buddhist Teachings, we learn to see clearly. Continue »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

Creating as Meditation in Action

with Rebekah Younger

June 2nd—June 30th

Learn how to integrate meditative awareness into everyday life. Explore how a synchronized mind & body can heighten awareness and bring fresh inspiration. This class is suitable for all levels of meditation experience and for non-artists or artists in any Continue »

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

First Thursday Open House & Dharma Night - Why Meditate?

with Lou Braun

June 2nd

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

Shambhala Training Level III: Warrior in the World

with Rebekka Martorano & Shastri Amy Conway

June 3rd—June 5th

In this third weekend of Shambhala Training, we work in a deliberate way to bring the mindfulness and awareness of meditation practice into everyday life. Continue »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

FORM AND EMPTINESS: How to Be a Shambhala Umdze

with David DuBois

June 4th

In our lives, homes, and in our Shambhala Centers in particular, we practice expressing a culture of awakening together. Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche emphasizes how understanding the forms and their meanings reveals their life and potency. Continue »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

Welcome to Shambhala: An Introduction to Meditation

June 5th

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 »

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

Community Gathering: Connecting to Community

June 5th

We gather together to connect, offer and participate with our community. We will explore how Making Enlightened Society Possible starts here and now within our center and our city. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco

Ikebana Workshop: Celebrating the Gemini Twins

with Alice Tarkeshi

June 11th

This workshop explores how Spirit and Soul are joined in a creative process that communicates conscious, aesthetic principles and unconscious psychological symbolism. Continue »

Davis Shambhala Meditation Center

The Heart of the Matter: How to Live with Compassion and Courage

June 16th—July 23rd

An immersive online retreat taught by Pema Chödrön. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco

Nalanda Miksang Level II: Heart of Perception

with Miriam Hall

June 17th—June 19th

This weekend program provides an immersion into the deep heart teachings of Nalanda Miksang Contemplative Photography. We explore topics like Flowers and Weeds as well as the Shambhala teachings of Ordinary Personal World. Continue »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

Introduction to Contemplative Psychology

with Acharya Melissa Moore

June 18th—June 19th

Learn how skillful communication and compassionate exchange help us engage with our intrinsic sanity. Continue »

Davis Shambhala Meditation Center

Shambhala Sadhana and Potluck

June 19th

Come join in a community practice of the Shambhala Sadhana and enjoy a potluck feast as well! Continue »

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