The Way of Shambhala Calendar

Shambhala offers an extensive, structured series of training programs in authentic meditation practices and teachings for people who are interested in pursuing such a path. We call this The Way of Shambhala.

A great place to start is in the beginning with Meditation in Everyday Life or Shambhala Training Weekend 1. Because the courses and weekends build on a curriculum, it is necessary to take them sequentially (So, you need to complete Weekend 1 before you can take Weekend 2, etc).

Click here to learn more information about the Shambhala path.

Click here for program descriptions and registrations.

(Dates in Orange below are clickable links.)


The Northern California region will begin offering the complete Way of Shambhala beginning in January of 2021. We are still firming up dates for later in the year.



Shambhala Training Weekend I—The Art of Being Human
(no prerequisites)

March 6th & 7th in Berkeley

Shambhala Training Weekend II—Birth of the Warrior
(prerequisite: Weekend I)
April 24th & 25th in Davis

Shambhala Training Weekend III—Warrior in the World
(prerequisite: Weekend II)

June 19th and 26th in Sonoma

Shambhala Training Weekend IV—Awakened Heart
(prerequisite: Weekend III)
September 18th & 19th in Davis

Shambhala Training Weekend V—Open Sky
(prerequisite: Weekend IV)
November 19th through 21st in Berkeley

Rigden Weekend
Being planned for 2022


Meditation in Everyday Life
(no prerequisites)
January 12–February 9 in San Francisco

Contentment in Everyday Life
(no prerequisites)
March 16—April 13 in Santa Rosa

Joy in Everyday Life
(prerequisite: Contentment in Everyday Life is recommended.)
May 11—June 8 in Silicon Valley

Fearlessness in Everyday Life
(prerequisite: Joy in Everyday Life)
January 2022 in Tamalpais

Wisdom in Everyday Life
(prerequisite: Fearlessness in Everyday Life)
March 2022 in Sonoma


Basic Goodness 1: Who Am I?

Basic Goodness 2: How Can I Help?

Basic Goodness 3: What Is Real?

Please check the individual center’s website for further information and/or changes.