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

Community Events

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

Saturday Nynthün Practice

January 13th—January 11th (2025)

Come join us on the second Saturday of the month for six hours of sitting practice. Continue »

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

Sunday Morning Sitting Practice

May 26th—June 30th

Come join us each Sunday at 9:30 for sitting practice. Sitting practice is now in-person only. Continue »

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

Sadhana of Mahamudra

May 30th—December 25th

Join us on the the last Wednesday of each month to chant the Sadhana of Mahamudra. (Please note: the May date is the last Thursday, May 30th) Continue »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

Nyinthün Practice Day

June 16th

Join us for a day-long period of meditation practice. For beginning and more advanced practitioners alike. Partial attendance is fine. 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 »

Tamalpais Shambhala Meditation Group

Midsummer’s Day Regional Sangha Picnic

July 14th

All are welcome to join us right on the water at beautiful McNears Beach Park in San Rafael for a regional sangha picnic to celebration Midsummer’s Day, one of Shambhala’s nyida days. Continue »

Northern California Shambhala

The Power of Presence with the Environment: Coming to Your Senses

with Eve Rosenthal

August 17th

The world is constantly inviting us to raise our gaze and engage with our perceptions, connecting to the magic and energy of the environment.  What is the impact when we enter into a relationship with the world with an open heart? Continue »