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

Online Programs

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

Weekday Morning Meditation Plus Saturday

with Shastri Joanne Martin Braun

February 22nd—March 31st

Join us for morning meditation. Continue »

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

Sunday Morning Meditation

with Chris Bacon

April 5th—April 25th

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—June 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 »

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

Pandemic Practices

with Chris Bacon

June 14th—April 25th

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

Silicon Valley Shambhala Meditation Center

How to Meditate: A Book Study Class

with Charlotte Linde

January 7th—June 17th

Gain practical techniques for making friends with the mind and cultivating compassion for others through the study of Pema Chodron's book, "How to Meditate". Continue »

Tamalpais Shambhala Meditation Group

Pema Chodron Program: Turn Your World Around

with Pema Chödron

January 14th—March 4th

Teachings on working with our challenging emotions. Continue »

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

Conversations on Racism in America through Film

with Janet Ryvlin & Denise Blanc

January 24th—April 18th

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

Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco

The Absolute in Bite-Size (According to the Lojong Teachings)

with Lodro Sangpo

January 30th—March 27th

A series of six classes studying the Absolute Bodhichitta Slogans from the Lojong teachings. These help to set the tone for the entire path of Buddhist teachings and to give us a sense of how deep our insights can go if we continue to practice. Continue »

Davis Shambhala Meditation Center

Four Dignities Study Group

February 22nd—March 29th

The foundation teachings on the dignities (Tiger, Lion, Garuda and Dragon) are integral to the Shambhala path at all levels. Continue »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

The Art of Being Human: Shambhala Training Level One

with Jesse Miller

March 6th—March 7th

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

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 »

Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco

Sadhana of Mahamudra

March 14th

Our community gathers for this precious opportunity to practice the Sadhana of Mahamudra on the evenings of the new moon. All levels of students are warmly invited to participate, which is what makes this so special. Continue »

Santa Rosa Shambhala Meditation Center

Contentment in Everyday Life—A Five-Week Online Course

with Robert Fox & Susan Gluck

March 16th—April 13th

In Contentment in Everyday Life, meditation experience is deepened through the cultivation of contentment and simplicity. This class is open to all. Continue »

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

Resilience in the Time of Chaos: Awakening Heart

with Irv Kirschbaum

March 20th

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

Shambhala Sadhana

March 26th

A time for our community to come together to practice the Shambhala Sadhana. All are welcome—and encouraged—to join, no matter what your level of experience. Continue »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

Secret Beyond Thought: The Second of a Four Part Series on the Four Karmas

with Gaylon Ferguson

April 10th

The second talk in a four-part series on the four Karmas taken from a transcript of a public seminar taught by the Vidyadhara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche in February 1971. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco

Sadhana of Mahamudra

April 13th

Our community gathers for this precious opportunity to practice the Sadhana of Mahamudra on the evenings of the new moon. All levels of students are warmly invited to participate, which is what makes this so special. Continue »

Tamalpais Shambhala Meditation Group

Crazy Wisdom Book Study with Jesse Miller

with Jesse Miller

April 15th—June 10th

A collaborative book study of Crazy Wisdom, a collection by Chogyam Trungpa. Continue »

Davis Shambhala Meditation Center

Birth of the Warrior: Shambhala Training Level II

with Lyle Larson & Kathryn Rile

April 24th—April 25th

Cultivate the willingness to observe your cocoon of habitual fear and defense mechanisms through meditation practice. Continue »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

A Morning with Jakusho Kwong-Roshi

April 24th

Join us as we welcome Jakusho Kwong-roshi, a dear decades-long friend to our Shambhala community, for this morning talk. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco

Shambhala Sadhana

April 25th

A time for our community to come together to practice the Shambhala Sadhana. All are welcome—and encouraged—to join, no matter what your level of experience. Continue »

Silicon Valley Shambhala Meditation Center

Joy in Everyday Life

with Kathryn Rile

May 11th—June 8th

Through an exploration of the Buddhist teachings on intelligent compassion towards others, we begin to discover the joy of discipline, health and bravery. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco

Sadhana of Mahamudra

May 11th

Our community gathers for this precious opportunity to practice the Sadhana of Mahamudra on the evenings of the new moon. All levels of students are warmly invited to participate, which is what makes this so special. Continue »

Santa Rosa Shambhala Meditation Center

Waking Up in the Dark Age: May Confusion Dawn as Wisdom

with Acharya Richard John

May 15th

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 »

Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco

Shambhala Sadhana

May 26th

A time for our community to come together to practice the Shambhala Sadhana. All are welcome—and encouraged—to join, no matter what your level of experience. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco

Sadhana of Mahamudra

June 10th

Our community gathers for this precious opportunity to practice the Sadhana of Mahamudra on the evenings of the new moon. All levels of students are warmly invited to participate, which is what makes this so special. Continue »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

Secret Beyond Thought: The Third of a Four Part Series on the Four Karmas

with Gaylon Ferguson

June 12th

The third talk in a four-part series on the four Karmas taken from a transcript of a public seminar taught by the Vidyadhara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche in February 1971. Continue »

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

Warrior In The World: Shambhala Training Level III

with Shastri Joanne Martin Braun

June 19th—June 26th

Trusting further in basic goodness and daring to experience the sharp edge of reality, we move forward with gentleness, increased awareness, and inquisitiveness about the world. We find that we can extend ourselves to others fully and with kindness. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco

Shambhala Sadhana

June 24th

A time for our community to come together to practice the Shambhala Sadhana. All are welcome—and encouraged—to join, no matter what your level of experience. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco

Sadhana of Mahamudra

July 11th

Our community gathers for this precious opportunity to practice the Sadhana of Mahamudra on the evenings of the new moon. All levels of students are warmly invited to participate, which is what makes this so special. Continue »

Tamalpais Shambhala Meditation Group

Fearlessness in Everyday Life

July 22nd—August 19th

Through an exploration of the Buddhist teachings of mind and the nature of reality, we learn to see clearly. We dare to face life and death as they are. The meditator, open to uncertainty, goes beyond the emotions of hope and fear to experience equanimity Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco

Shambhala Sadhana

July 23rd

A time for our community to come together to practice the Shambhala Sadhana. All are welcome—and encouraged—to join, no matter what your level of experience. Continue »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

Secret Beyond Thought: The Fourth of a Four Part Series on the Four Karmas

with Gaylon Ferguson

August 7th

The fourth talk in a four-part series on the four Karmas taken from a transcript of a public seminar taught by the Vidyadhara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche in February 1971. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco

Sadhana of Mahamudra

August 8th

Our community gathers for this precious opportunity to practice the Sadhana of Mahamudra on the evenings of the new moon. All levels of students are warmly invited to participate, which is what makes this so special. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco

Shambhala Sadhana

August 22nd

A time for our community to come together to practice the Shambhala Sadhana. All are welcome—and encouraged—to join, no matter what your level of experience. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco

Sadhana of Mahamudra

September 7th

Our community gathers for this precious opportunity to practice the Sadhana of Mahamudra on the evenings of the new moon. All levels of students are warmly invited to participate, which is what makes this so special. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco

Shambhala Sadhana

September 20th

A time for our community to come together to practice the Shambhala Sadhana. All are welcome—and encouraged—to join, no matter what your level of experience. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco

Sadhana of Mahamudra

October 7th

Our community gathers for this precious opportunity to practice the Sadhana of Mahamudra on the evenings of the new moon. All levels of students are warmly invited to participate, which is what makes this so special. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco

Shambhala Sadhana

October 20th

A time for our community to come together to practice the Shambhala Sadhana. All are welcome—and encouraged—to join, no matter what your level of experience. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco

Sadhana of Mahamudra

November 4th

Our community gathers for this precious opportunity to practice the Sadhana of Mahamudra on the evenings of the new moon. All levels of students are warmly invited to participate, which is what makes this so special. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco

Shambhala Sadhana

November 19th

A time for our community to come together to practice the Shambhala Sadhana. All are welcome—and encouraged—to join, no matter what your level of experience. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco

Sadhana of Mahamudra

December 5th

Our community gathers for this precious opportunity to practice the Sadhana of Mahamudra on the evenings of the new moon. All levels of students are warmly invited to participate, which is what makes this so special. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco

Shambhala Sadhana

December 18th

A time for our community to come together to practice the Shambhala Sadhana. All are welcome—and encouraged—to join, no matter what your level of experience. Continue »