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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

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 »

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 »

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

Shambhala Sadhana Practice

June 18th—April 22nd (2018)

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

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 & discussion

with Malcolm Miller

September 20th—December 20th

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

Davis Shambhala Meditation Center

Poetry Performance/Art Extravaganza

December 14th

Please join us for an evening of the arts featuring our own Barbara West. We are also soliciting other forms of art and artifacts, so please bring your prose, paintings, sculpture, tunes, photographs, masks, calligraphies, whatever ya got. Continue »

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

Third Friday Movie Night

December 15th—February 23rd (2018)

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

Tamalpais Shambhala Meditation Group

Nyinthun - One Day Retreat

with Jesse Miller

December 16th

Nyinthun, or “days of practice,” were established by Chogyam Trungpa and are continued by Sakyong Mipham as an opportunity to deepen our practice and path, and to discover the benefits of sitting for extended periods. Continue »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

Regional Children's Day Celebration

December 17th

Children's Day itself marks the Winter Solstice, and a time we celebrate and acknowledge the light of the children in our community. This celebration is not only for families with young children, but for every member of our community. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco

Sadhana of Mahamudra

December 18th

Our community is gathering for this precious opportunity to practice the Sadhana of Mahamudra on the evenings of the new moon. All levels of students are warmly invited to participate, which is what makes this so special. Continue »

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

Winter Solstice Children's Day Community Celebration

with Janet Ryvlin

December 24th

Please join us for this Winter Solstice Celebration. We will have something for people of all ages to enjoy, particularly families & children! Continue »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

The Moon of Kindness: A Societal Winter Retreat

with Acharya Melissa Moore & Cody McGough

December 27th—January 2nd (2018)

With a juicy experiential and interactive teaching style, Acharya Melissa Moore invites us to deepen our societal practice of kindness to self, other and society, tapping into the potency of the heart to exchange self with others. Continue »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

Winter Weekthun Children's Program

December 27th—January 2nd (2018)

Families and children Welcome to participate in the Moon of Kindness: A Societal Winter Retreat. There is no cost to attend—parents must be registered for the retreat. Continue »

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

New Year's Eve Sadhana of Mahamudra Practice with Feast & Celebration

with Lou Braun

December 31st

Join us for this special practice opportunity and New Year's Eve Celebration. What a wonderful way to bring in the New Year! Continue »

Santa Rosa Shambhala Meditation Center

Shambhala Sadhana New Year's Community Practice and Celebration

January 3rd (2018)

Let's ring in 2018, the Year of the Earth Dog, with a proclamation of basic goodness! All are welcome to practice the Shambhala Sadhana to celebrate the beginning of a new year. Continue »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

The Essential Heart of Kasungship, Part I

with Joel Mandel

January 9th—January 27th (2018)

Have you ever wondered why the Shambhala mandala has Kasung? Or what they are doing? Or why they dress the way they do? Or why they have such great camaraderie? If so, this program is for you. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco

Essential Heart of Kasungship 1

with Joel Mandel

January 9th—January 27th (2018)

Have you ever wondered why the Shambhala Mandala has protectors, what they are doing, why they dress the way they do, or why they have such great camaraderie? Register for this program to find out. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco

Meditation in Everyday Life: A Five-Week Course

with Kathryn Rile & Susan Arnesen

January 9th—February 6th (2018)

Give yourself the gift of meditation and infuse your life and the lives of those around you with compassion, caring, and kindness. Continue »

Tamalpais Shambhala Meditation Group

Deep Dive into the Heart Sutra

with Sarah Woodard

January 11th—February 15th (2018)

Join us for a five week exploration of the Heart Sutra with Sarah Woodard. We will look at five different translations and share our own insights and interpretations of this most profound Buddhist text. Continue »

Santa Rosa Shambhala Meditation Center

Dream Yoga — A Deeper Dive

with Andrew Holecek

January 13th—January 14th (2018)

For the 4th year running, we welcome back teacher, author and authority on lucid dreaming, dream yoga, and meditation, Andrew Holecek Continue »