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

Buddhist Studies

Davis Shambhala Meditation Center

Sadhana of Mahamudra

May 23rd—December 18th

The Sadhana of Mahamudra is one of the mind-treasures of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche that is recited regularly at all Shambhala Centers as a means of overcoming obstacles in one's practice and life. Continue »

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

Zen: Turning the Light Inward

June 2nd

All are welcome to attend this visit and talk by Nyoze-roshi, new abbot of the Sonoma Mountain Zen Center, and dharma heir to Jakusho Kwong-roshi, a successor in the lineage of Zen master Shunryu Suzuki-roshi. Continue »

Northern California Shambhala

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 »

Northern California Shambhala

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 »

Davis Shambhala Meditation Center

Comfortable With Uncertainty: 108 Teachings on Cultivating Fearlessness and Compassion from Ani Pema Chodron

with Bill Fell & Patti Larson

June 20th—August 1st

What everyone on the Buddhist Mahayana path shares is the inspiration to rest in uncertainty – cheerfully. The root of suffering is resisting the certainty that no matter what the circumstances, uncertainty is all we truly have. Continue »

Northern California Shambhala

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 »

Northern California Shambhala

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 »