All Northern California Shambhala program and practice sessions are currently online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Online Programs

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

Weekday Mornings plus Saturday Meditation

with Shastri Joanne Martin Braun

March 16th—January 26th (2021)

Join us for weekday morning virtual online meditation during this time of center closure due to the COVID 19 virus. Continue »

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

Sunday Morning Meditation

with Chris Bacon

April 5th—January 31st (2021)

Join us for ONLINE Sunday Morning Meditation. Everyone is welcome! Continue »

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

Sadhana of Kindness Practice—Third Saturday of the Month

with Irv Kirschbaum & Susie Cook

April 18th—March 20th (2021)

Community Sadhana Practice is a time to come together in community to celebrate and strengthen our understanding of basic goodness and enlightened society. Continue »

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

Pandemic Practices

with Chris Bacon & Irv Kirschbaum

June 14th—January 31st (2021)

Please join us for Pandemic Practices that are recommended by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Continue »

Tamalpais Shambhala Meditation Group

The Heart of the Buddha Book Study Class #2

with Jesse Miller

October 29th—December 17th

The Heart of the Buddha book study class. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco

Shambhala Happy Hour

December 4th

Join us for an end of the work week Happy Hour. No schedule, no program, no staff. Just BYO cocktail/mocktail and snacks to enjoy each other's company. Continue »

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

Resilience in the Time of Chaos: Fear and Fearlessness

with Shastri Joanne Martin Braun

December 5th

Join us online over the next 5 months as teachers from Northern California offer foundational Shambhala Teachings that uncover heart, strength and sanity in the midst of chaotic times. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco

Everything Flows Gathering 2—The Path

with Lodro Sangpo

December 12th

In this second gathering, we will focus on key-instructions which work with both "obstacles" and kleshas (difficult emotions) and also work with manifesting our inherent wisdom qualities. Continue »

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

Meeting Shambhala—An Introduction to the Shambhala Lineage

with Walker Blaine & Kerry Schwartz

December 19th

Join us for the exploration and history of the Shambhala Buddhist Lineage through talks from Shambhala's Master of Liturgies Walker Blaine followed by group discussion. Continue »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

Back to Basics Winter Meditation Retreat: Coming Home As Community

with Acharya Suzann Duquette

December 27th—January 2nd (2021)

Winter is the natural time of year to gather in community, reflect on our lives, and set aspirations for the year to come. Whether you are a newcomer to meditation or a long-time practitioner, this retreat is the perfect opportunity to do just that. Continue »

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

New Year's Eve—Sadhana of Mahamudra

with Shastri Joanne Martin Braun & Lou Braun

December 31st

Come join us as we celebrate New Year's Eve together online practicing the Sadhana of Mahamudra. Continue »

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

Resilience in the Time of Chaos: Engaging In Our World

with Barbara Hirschfeld

January 9th (2021)

Join us in this time when meditation and teachings on resiliance just may be more helpful than ever! Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco

Meditation in Everyday Life: A Five-Week Course

with Kathryn Rile & Susan Arnesen

January 12th—February 9th (2021)

Give yourself the gift of meditation and infuse your life and the lives of those around you with compassion, caring, and kindness. A great start for the new year! Continue »

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

Conversations on Racism in America through Film

with Janet Ryvlin & Denise Blanc

January 24th (2021)

Join us for a film and discussion on race in America today. Continue »

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

Meeting Shambhala—An Introduction to the Shambhala Lineage

with Walker Blaine & Kerry Schwartz

January 30th (2021)

Join us for the exploration and history of the Shambhala Buddhist Lineage through talks from Shambhala's Master of Liturgies Walker Blaine followed by group discussion. Continue »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

Birth of the Warrior: Shambhala Training Level One

with Jesse Miller

March 6th—March 7th (2021)

New meditators, or those looking to reconnect with meditation practice, learn the basic foundations of the Shambhala teachings on universal human wisdom. Continue »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

Waking Up In The Dark Age: May the Path Clarify Confusion

with Acharya Richard John

March 13th (2021)

The Four Dharmas of Gampopa is one of the most elegant pith instructions describing the dynamic process of the buddhist path. Each of the Four Dharmas contains practice advice that is accessible and free of intellectual speculation, and yet relevant. Continue »