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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

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 »

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 »

Tamalpais Shambhala Meditation Group

Shambhala Sadhana - 2016

January 31st—September 18th

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 »

Davis Shambhala Meditation Center

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

with Bill Fell & Patti Larson

June 16th—July 28th

An immersive online retreat taught by Pema Chödrön. Continue »

Santa Rosa Shambhala Meditation Center

[For Shambhala Educators only] Shambhala Meditation: Proclaiming Basic Goodness online presentation

with Marcia Clayburg

July 17th—July 31st

We will be viewing the online presentation of the Shambhala Meditation: Proclaiming Basic Goodness program originally taught Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016 [restricted to Shambhala Educators] Continue »

Silicon Valley Shambhala Meditation Center

Meditation In Everyday Life Class

with Shastri Charlotte Linde & Fern LaRocca

July 17th—August 21st

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

Art + Life Retreat: Shambhala Art Program 1-5

with Shastri Sandra Ladley & Susan Dever

July 22nd—July 28th

A non-residential retreat at the Berkeley Shambhala Center that will include all five parts of the Shambhala Art training program. Continue »

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

Pema Chodron's 'How To Meditate' Book Study Group

with Irv Kirschbaum & Susie Cook

July 24th—August 28th

Please join us as we deeply contemplate and practice together the teachings presented in Ani Pema Chodron's book 'How To Meditate'. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco

IMMERSION: Ikebana Summer Workshops

with Alice Tarkeshi

July 31st

IMMERSION: Ikebana Summer Workshops. In this series, we find ourselves in open environments finding objects and finding ourselves. In open elemental environments, we start to feel the relaxing of boundary that frees our spirit and creativity. Please join Continue »

Davis Shambhala Meditation Center

Meditation in Everyday Life

with Lyle Larson & Elvia Garcia

August 2nd—August 30th

Meditation in Everyday Life is a 5-week course that teaches mindfulness meditation and shows you how this practice can improve your daily life in the most practical sense. Experience what happens when you stop avoiding yourself and the present moment and Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco

Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love, and Liberation, a Book Reading

with Rev. angel Kyodo williams

August 3rd

A Special Wednesday Dharma Night Presentation by author and activist Reverend angel Kyodo williams. Continue »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

Pema Chodron Study Group

August 3rd

"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

Cultivating View and Aspiration on the Shambhala Path

with Jesse Miller

August 3rd—August 31st

Please join us for a contemplative exploration of the teachings of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Continue »

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

First Thursday Open House & Dharma Night

August 4th

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 »

Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco

Bringing Gentleness, Strength & Vision to Working with Our Finances

with Shastri Joanne Martin Braun

August 6th

Few areas of life can be so difficult to relate to as money. Yet strengthening our relationship to our financial resources can support what we care most about in our lives and can help us also inspire more sanity in the larger world. Continue »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

Welcome to Shambhala: An Introduction to Meditation

August 7th

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 »

Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco

Open Heart, Awake Mind: An Introduction to Contemplative Psychology (Berkeley)

August 13th—August 14th

Learn the basic tenets of Buddhist Psychology and practice experiential methods that help you transform everyday challenges into experiences of openness and wisdom. Continue »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

Open Heart, Awake Mind: An Introduction to Contemplative Psychology

with Acharya Melissa Moore

August 13th—August 14th

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

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

Shambhala Sadhana Community Practice

August 18th

All community members and their families are invited to gather on full moons to practice the Shambhala Sadhana. Continue »

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

Third Friday Movie Night - To Be Announced

August 19th

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

Davis Shambhala Meditation Center

Shambhala Training Level IV

August 19th—August 21st

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

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

Qigong Levels 1 and 2

with Shastri David Stone

August 20th—August 21st

Qigong is designed to cultivate strength of body and calmness of mind through Taoist practices that integrate movement, breath, and qi (internal energy) to promote health and longevity. Continue »

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