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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 »

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

Full Day of Meditation - Nyinthun

July 6th—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 »

Davis Shambhala Meditation Center

Fearlessness in Everyday Life

with Lyle Larson & Marshall Bishop

August 28th—September 25th - Date cancelled

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

Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco

The Profound Treasury II

with Shastri Amy Conway & Jesse Miller

September 4th—October 23rd

Please join us for this second (in a series of three) class to mutually explore and study the seminary teachings of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Continue »

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

First Thursday Open House & Dharma Night

September 4th

PLEASE NOTE: There will be no Open House in August. We'll continue in September. 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

Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human

with Acharya Alan Schwartz

September 5th—September 7th

Discover basic goodness in the world and ourselves. Through the practice of meditation, we begin to glimpse that goodness is the unconditional ground of our existence. Opening to ourselves with gentleness and appreciation, we begin to see our potential 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 »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

Being Brave: Widening the Circle of Concern

with Shastri Charlene Leung

September 10th

Join us on the second Wednesday of each month for a talk and exploration led by senior students of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco

Enlightened Society Leadership Training

September 11th

Presented by Northern California Shambhala. Enlightened or awake society begins with personal transformation, training and leadership from each individual. Continue »

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

Shambhala Training Level IV: Awakened Heart

with Rachel Anderson

September 12th—September 14th

In Shambhala Training Level IV, we learn how to awaken and open our hearts so that we can communicate fully with the world. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco

Movie Night: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

September 12th

With an insane asylum standing in for everyday society, Milos Forman’s 1975 film adaptation of Ken Kesey’s novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (134m / 1975) is a comically sharp indictment of the Establishment urge to conform. Continue »

Tamalpais Shambhala Meditation Group

Shambhala Training Level I - The Art of Being Human

with Jesse Miller

September 13th—September 14th

Through the practice of meditation, we begin to glimpse that goodness, rather than confusion, is the unconditional ground of our existence. Continue »

Santa Rosa Shambhala Meditation Center

Learn to Meditate

with Deborah Hoskins & Steve Hoskins

September 13th

Many of us are slaves to our minds. We try to focus, and our mind wanders off. We try to keep stress at bay, but anxiety keeps us awake at night. We try to be good to the people we love, but then we forget them and put ourselves first. Join us 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

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 »

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

Third Friday Movie and a Meal

September 19th

PLEASE NOTE: There will be no Movie Night in August. We'll continue in September. Please join us on the third Friday of each month for a yummy meal and a great movie! Continue »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

Harvest of Peace

with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

September 20th

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

Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco

Harvest of Peace

September 20th

Save the date for Harvest of Peace. Details and schedule for the day will follow. 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 bountiful potluck meal. Continue »

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

Basic Goodness Series I: Who Am I?

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 »

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 »

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