Spark your heart and mind
through the practice of meditation.

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

Find a center near you.

 


FAMILYPROGRAMMINGAD

norcalfinancenewdirectorbutton

 

 

 

 

 


 

WATCH: The Science of Meditation with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche


Find a center near yo

PROGRAMS THROUGHOUT THE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA REGION

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

Weekly Family Meditation Program

with Carlos Gonzalez

January 3rd—June 25th

Sunday Family Meditation is a weekly practice opportunity where we welcome parents & children to come practice meditation and participate in our community. Continue »

Santa Rosa Shambhala Meditation Center

Shambhala Sadhana Full Moon Community Practice

August 21st—June 11th

The Shambhala Sadhana is simple and quite powerful in its direct approach to basic goodness and is open to all Shambhala community members and friends. Continue »

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

Tuesday Evening Meditation Practice & Book Study

with Irv Kirschbaum

January 3rd—May 30th

Please join us for an evening of meditation & book study together in community. Continue »

Tamalpais Shambhala Meditation Group

Shambhala Sadhana - 2017

January 15th—June 11th

With Sangha as our mutual witness, the Shambhala Sadhana supports us in connecting with our inherent sanity, our basic goodness. Continue »

Tamalpais Shambhala Meditation Group

Sadhana of Mahamudra-2017

January 29th—June 25th

The Sadhana of Mahamudra is a meditation and chant practiced regularly by the Shambhala community. It was written by the Vidyadhara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche while on retreat in Bhutan in 1968. Continue »

Santa Rosa Shambhala Meditation Center

Sadhana of Mahamudra Community Practice

January 29th—June 25th

The Sadhana of Mahamudra is a meditation practice and liturgy chanted by the Shambhala community on the new or full moon days of the lunar calendar, open to all. Continue »

Shambhala Northern California

Growing Brave: Families and Children in Shambhala

with Tracy Suchocki, Laura Burnham, Acharya David Schneider, Steve Sachs

April 1st—August 5th

Join us as we explore key issues surrounding Families and Children in Shambhala Continue »

Santa Rosa Shambhala Meditation Center

Luminous Emptiness: Book Study of Francesca Fremantle's Commentary on The Tibetan Book of the Dead

with Samo Skerbec

April 9th—June 4th

“Luminous Emptiness” was the first ‘real’ translation of “The Tibetan Book of the Dead” into English. It is an extensive commentary on Tibetan Book of the Dead and contains all main concepts of the Vajrayana Buddhism. Continue »

Santa Rosa Shambhala Meditation Center

Fearlessness In Everyday Life

May 10th—June 7th - Date postponed or cancelled

In Shambhala, fearlessness is represented by the Garuda, a mythical bird which soars in space, beyond hope and fear. Continue »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

The Four Noble Truths (Oakland Shambhala)

with Rob Lee

May 23rd—August 8th

Join us for a series, led by Dr. Rob Lee, on the Four Noble Truths. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco

Joy in Everyday Life (Berkeley)

with Jon Ransohoff & Susan Gluck

May 25th—June 22nd

Joy In Everyday Life follows Contentment in Everyday Life in the Way of Shambhala class series. Over the course of 5 to 8 weeks, participants will view recorded teachings and then gather in the online learning environment to discuss, contemplate and engag Continue »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

Joy In Everyday Life

with Jon Ransohoff & Susan Gluck

May 25th—June 22nd

As meditation practice expands and we develop trust in basic goodness, we can begin to discover the confidence and personal energy to go forward on the journey. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco

Sadhana of Mahamudra

May 26th

A monthly practice that is open to all levels. It involves chanting as well as silent meditation. The Sadhana of Mahamudra is an important text composed by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Continue »

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

Shambhala Sadhana - Full Moon Practice

with Shastri Joanne Martin Braun

May 28th—December 17th

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

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

Ashe Society Community Monthly Practice

May 28th

The Ashe Society practice is a unique tool for our time that cuts through obstacles and don, and offers the fruition of unimpeded basic goodness. Continue »

Tamalpais Shambhala Meditation Group

Wisdom in Everyday Life

with Jesse Miller & Sarah Woodard

May 31st—June 28th

No longer deterred or depressed by obstacles, we can include everything as part of the path. Continue »

Davis Shambhala Meditation Center

The Essential Pema

June 1st—June 29th

The Pema Chödrön Foundation with Ani Pema's blessing presents a wonderful guide to a lifetime of teachings as captured in her many books. Continue »

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

First Thursday Open House: Making Enlightened Society...Possible?

with William Brown

June 1st

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

The Art of Japanese Flower Arrangement

with Odessa Spore

June 3rd

This half day workshop in the art of Japanese flower arrangement will include demonstrations, hands on experience, tea and the mutual enjoyment of creating with flowers. Continue »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

Welcome to Shambhala: An Introduction to Meditation

with Rees Sweeney-Taylor

June 4th

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 »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

Pema Chodron Study Group

June 7th

"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." Continue »

Davis Shambhala Meditation Center

Shambhala Sadhana

June 11th

A time for our community to come together to practice the Shambhala Sadhana. All are welcome—and encouraged—to join, no matter what your level of experience. Continue »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

Sadhana of Mahamudra

June 18th

This Vajrayana practice is open to everyone and is a means of overcoming obstacles in one's practice and life. The Sadhana consists of brief silent meditation, chanting, and mantra recitation. Continue »

Tamalpais Shambhala Meditation Group

Awake! Japanese Flower Arranging Workshop - Ikebana

with Rachel Anderson

June 18th

Learn the basic principles of the ancient art of Ikebana. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco

The 5 Wisdom Energies as a Path for Personal Transformation

with Ira Rechtshaffer

June 24th

Through a refreshing shift of perception we can discover wonder and beauty in the experience we’re already having at this moment. Continue »

Click here to find a center near you