Special Programs

Many Northern California Shambhala program and practice sessions are currently online. Others are in-person or a hybrid of both online and in-person.

What Is the Refuge Vow?

with Charlotte Linde

June 9th

This class will be an opportunity to explore the meaning of the refuge vow, and to allow discussion of participants’ questions, and how the vow may relate to their individual situations. Continue »

What Is the Bodhisattva Vow?

with Charlotte Linde

June 9th

This class will be an opportunity to explore the meaning of the Bodhisattva vow, and to allow discussion of participants’ questions, and how the vow may relate to their individual situations. Continue »

Refuge & Bodhisattva Vows

with Gaylon Ferguson

June 22nd—June 23rd

This June, we are delighted to announce that there will be an opportunity to take the Refuge Vow & Bodhisattva Vow with preceptor Gaylon Ferguson in-person at the Berkeley Shambhala Center. Continue »

Summer Retreat: Mind at Ease: Self-Liberation Through Mahamudra Meditation

with Gaylon Ferguson

June 28th—July 2nd

In this five-day group retreat — open to all practitioners, we will follow the teachings and practices outlined in Traleg Rinpoche’s profound text Mind at Ease: Self-liberation through Mahamudra Meditation. Continue »

The Power of Presence with the Environment: Coming to Your Senses

with Eve Rosenthal

August 17th

The world is constantly inviting us to raise our gaze and engage with our perceptions, connecting to the magic and energy of the environment.  What is the impact when we enter into a relationship with the world with an open heart? Continue »