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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 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

Santa Rosa Shambhala Meditation Center

Shambhala Sadhana Full Moon Community Practice

July 9th—December 10th

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 Carlos Gonzalez

January 3rd—October 31st

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

Tamalpais Shambhala Meditation Group

Shambhala Sadhana - 2017

January 15th—December 3rd

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—December 17th

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—December 17th

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 »

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

Shambhala Sadhana Practice

with Shastri Joanne Martin Braun

June 18th—December 17th

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

Tamalpais Shambhala Meditation Group

The Heart of the Matter - A Video Class with Pema Chödrön

with Barbara Hirschfeld

July 26th—November 29th

Please join us to view and discuss together this very special video course led by Pema Chodron, filmed in spring 2016 at Gampo Abbey (Pema Chodron's home) at the time of her 80th Birthday, just before she embarked on a year-long retreat. Continue »

Silicon Valley Shambhala Meditation Center

Community Open House Cupertino

September 3rd—December 17th

Join us for meditation, community, and lunch. We meet in Cupertino on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the Month. Continue »

Silicon Valley Shambhala Meditation Center

Monday Evening Meditation Mountain View

September 4th—December 25th

Join us for meditation and community. We meet in Central Mountain View every Monday evening. Continue »

Silicon Valley Shambhala Meditation Center

Community Open House Redwood City

September 10th—December 24th

Join us for meditation, discussion, and lunch. We meet in Redwood City on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the Month. Continue »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

What is Whiteness? Exploring our White Cultural Conditioning with Sangha

with Lea Stotland & Rees Sweeney-Taylor

September 11th—November 20th

A 3-month, 6-session committed group using the principles and practices of Shambhala and of Karuna Training (contemplative psychology) as a support for looking directly and compassionately at our own experience of race and whiteness. Continue »

Silicon Valley Shambhala Meditation Center

Shambhala Sadhana

September 11th—March 12th (2018)

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 »

Santa Rosa Shambhala Meditation Center

Mindful Relationships - online video talks and discussion

with Malcolm Miller

September 20th—December 20th

Explore the ways in which your relationships can help you grow! Continue »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

Women's Heart of Recovery

September 21st—December 21st

Heart of Recovery combines the twelve steps -- for any addiction -- with meditation and Shambhala Buddhist principles. This group is for all who identify as women and is open to the general public. Join us on the third Thursday of the month. Continue »

Santa Rosa Shambhala Meditation Center

Who Am I? The Basic Goodness of Being Human

October 8th—November 12th - Date postponed or cancelled

In this first course of the Basic Goodness Series, we will look at our assumptions about who we are as human beings while fully recognizing the influences that shape our identity. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco

Discovering Our True Wealth

with Charity Martin

October 16th—December 11th

Through the felt sense of our bodies, we can be open and sympathetic to experience as it is. This 8-week, somatic group teaches us to cultivate our capacity for embodiment and self-connection. Continue »

Davis Shambhala Meditation Center

The Science of Meditation

with Lyle Larson

October 16th—November 13th

We will listen to interviews are with some of the most renowned thinkers, leading researchers and wisdom holders in the science and practice of meditation. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco

Sadhana of Mahamudra

October 17th

All levels of students are warmly invited to participate in our monthly practice of the Sadhana of Mahamudra. The Sadhana of Mahamudra lasts about an hour, and involves both chanting and silent meditation. Continue »

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

Third Friday Movie Night - The Story of The Weeping Camel

October 20th

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

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

The Online Cushion Tour: The Lost Art of Good Conversation

with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

October 20th—November 18th

Join Sakyong Mipham Rinposhe's book tour online from anywhere in the world. Receive access to exclusive livestreams and recorded teachings from Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and guest teachers as they bring The Lost Art of Good Conversation into your world onli Continue »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

Regional Enlightened Society Gathering

with Acharya Alan Schwartz, Shastri Charlene Leung, Cody McGough, Kelsey Blackwell

October 21st

Join our Regional Shambhala leadership for a day of enlightened society as we practice the Shambhala Sadhana, hear fresh teachings from our senior teachers, re-orient our view of what Shambhala can be, and explore together as a community using open space Continue »

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

The Buddhist Path

with Lou Braun

October 22nd—November 19th

This introductory program looks at the fundamentals of Buddhism and how these are practiced. Continue »

Tamalpais Shambhala Meditation Group

Level One: The Art of Being Human

with Jesse Miller

October 28th—October 29th

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

Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco

The Art of Being Human: Shambhala Training Level One for Youth (Ages 12-18)

with Acharya Alan Schwartz

October 28th—October 29th

The instruction and practices will be offered in a relevant way specifically geared toward youth ages 12 to 18. This weekend-long program includes meditation instruction with periods of sitting and walking practice, talks, group discussion and personal me Continue »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

Ashe Society Community Monthly Practice

October 29th

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 »