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


Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

Weekday Morning Meditation

with Joanne Martin Braun

March 2nd—January 31st (2024)

Join us for morning meditation via Zoom. We start with a short dharma reading and sit until 8:00. For those who can stay, we have a discussion about the reading. We usually end by 8:15. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco

Taking Refuge for Helping Professionals: Sitting Meditation and Discussion

November 15th—January 17th (2024)

This sit is for people who identify as being in a “helping profession.” Join us for a sit and discussion of the dharma and how it is relevant to our lives and professions. Continue »

Davis Shambhala Meditation Center

Community Meditation Intensive

December 2nd

We will practice together with alternating periods of meditation, walking, contemplative readings, and tea—all before lunch on a Saturday. Continue »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

Flowers & Meditation: A Flower Arranging Workshop

with Chinh Nguyen

December 10th

Please join us for a day-long workshop in the practice of Ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arranging. No experience necessary — everyone is welcome! Continue »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

Winter Weekend Meditation Retreat (In-Person)

with Jesse Miller

December 30th—December 31st

Please join us for a practice oriented retreat to mark the transition to a new year. The retreat will focus on the practice of sitting meditation and will include training in the three main shrine room supporting positions. Continue »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

Forgiveness: A Journey to Healing and Wholeness

with Elvia Garcia & Cynthia Morin & Marquita Campbell

January 18th—March 7th (2024)

Forgiveness is an extraordinarily powerful healing force that is available to us at any time and regardless of whether the person or situation that harmed us is involved. The journey of forgiveness is a way to reconnect with basic goodness. Continue »