Ashe Mahamudra 150Spark your heart and mind through the practice of meditation.

Shambhala Vision is rooted in the principle that every human being has a fundamental nature of basic goodness. This nature can be developed in daily life so that it radiates out to family, friends, community and society.


sangha-sundaysIntroducing Sangha Sundays

10:00 to noon | Each Sunday in October

Every Sunday in October will include opportunity for some of the special practices unique to the Shambhala community alongside our standard sitting practice. From the Sadhana of Mahamudra to Ashe Society, come deepen your practice with other sangha members.

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Now accepting applications for fall 2016

The Shambhala teachings empower all human beings as leaders with the capacity to shift society towards human goodness. If you are new to Shambhala, the Enlightened Society Leadership Training is a wonderful gateway to explore the teachings of basic goodness and enlightened society.

For the duration of the program, participants receive a meditation instructor, and all classes at the Center, and many offerings at our other regional centers, are free of cost. In return, trainees pledge 15 hours of monthly volunteer service in capacities aligned with their interests and the Center’s needs. Each participant is also paired with a mentor—a leader at the Center – who supports the participant in their service. The fall 2016 program begins on Sept. 29th and concludes in early December.

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Art of Being HumanLevel I: The Art of Being Human with Bob Pressnall

Sept. 30 to Oct. 2 | See program details for times

Practice sitting and walking meditation and learn the basic principles of the Shambhala path of warriorship. Rediscover the good energy present in all of our experience. This basic goodness, innate to the way things are, is our own inborn, unconditional nature. This program has no prerequisites, and the Friday night talk is free and open to the public.

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Mudra Space AwarenessRadical Embodiment: A Mudra Space Awareness Practice Session with Greg Heffron

Tuesday, Sept 27th | 8:00 to 9:30 p.m. | Oakland Shambhala

Come to an evening of Mudra Space Awareness Practice. Mudra Space Awareness is a powerful mind-body meditative discipline unique to the Shambhala lineage that is rarely taught or practiced. This practice helps us move out of this disengagement into embodied awareness. FYI, Greg will be returning regularly to Berkeley to offer continuing workshops for those who would like to deepen this practice.

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    Harvest of Peace 2016

    Dear Sangha, On Sunday, September 25th, we held our annual Harvest of Peace at the Berkeley Shambhala Center. About forty community members gathered to mark the end of summer, celebrate what we have accomplished, and look ahead to the coming months. The Sakyong addressed us in a short talk, which you can watch here. We … Continue