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—August 31st

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—August 30th

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—September 19th

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

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

Smile at Fear Part Two: The Path Of Fearlessness—Online Book Study Group

with Jesse Miller & Cynthia Morin

July 7th—August 11th

Please join us for a mutual contemplation and discussion of Chogyam Trungpa's profound teachings on working with fear and fearlessness. We will be reading from Smile at Fear: Awakening the True Heart of Bravery. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco

White Fragility: A Book Study Class

with Janet Ryvlin, Denise Blanc, Susan Arnesen

July 9th—August 27th

With directness and compassion, DiAngelo allows us to understand racism as a practice not restricted to ‘bad people'. White Fragility provides important antiracist understanding and essential strategies for white people who truly endeavor to be a part of Continue »

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

What Does It Mean To Be White?

with Denise Blanc & Janet Ryvlin

July 11th—August 15th

Join us for this series of classes on "what it means to be white". Continue »

Tamalpais Shambhala Meditation Group

The Heart of the Buddha Book Study Class

with Jesse Miller

August 6th—October 8th

The Heart of the Buddha book study class. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco

Shambhala Cheerful Hour

August 7th

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

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

Creating Good Human Society within the Racism Pandemic

with Charlene Leung

August 15th

How can we create good human society given the systemic racism that has been exposed by the coronavirus pandemic? Join us for talk, guided meditation, and speaking from the heart in small groups. Continue »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

How We Talk to Ourselves: the Basic Goodness of Mindful Speech, the Mindlessness of Losing Our Confidence, and How it Can Affect Others

with Greg Heffron

August 22nd

Using simple metaphors and exercises, this talk aims to root us in the good connection we have with our own experience, and to uncover how, if ignored, our self-aggression can end up harming others. Continue »

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

Deepening in Compassion Series IV: Lojong and Compassionate Engagement

August 23rd—September 27th

Join us online as we look deeper into lojong and compassionate engagement in this fourth part of the Compassiona Series. Continue »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

Smile at Fear Part Three: Riding the Energy of Windhorse—Online Book Study Group

with Jesse Miller & Cynthia Morin

August 25th—September 29th

Please join us for a mutual contemplation and discussion of Chogyam Trungpa's profound teachings on working with fear and fearlessness. We will be reading from Smile at Fear: Awakening the True Heart of Bravery. Continue »

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

The Drala Lineage of Mukpo

with Jesse Miller & Irv Kirschbaum

August 29th

Join us for practice, teachings and conversation about the Drala Lineage of Mukpo within Shambhala Buddhism. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco

Glimpses of Abhidharma: A Book Study Class

with Bruce Dal Santo & Valentin Ghiur

September 1st—October 13th

Join us for a quick and precise glimpse into the inner workings of prajna and the skandhas in shaping our personal experiences. Continue »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

The Early Writings of Chogyam Trungpa

with Rob Ward

September 14th—October 5th

A four-week survey of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche's earliest Western writings from Meditation in Action, Mudra, and the Garuda series among others. Continue »