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.


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

Sunday, Sept 25th | 6:15 to 9 p.m.

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. We will offer a beginning class from 6:15 to around 9 p.m., followed by an advanced class until 10 p.m. FYI, Greg will be returning regularly to Berkeley to offer continuing workshops for those who would like to deepen this practice. Greg is also offering Mudra Space Awareness in Oakland on Sept. 27th. All are welcome!

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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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Harvest of PeaceHarvest of Peace

Sunday, September 25 | 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

On Sunday, September 25th, we will gather as a community for our annual Harvest of Peace. This is an important time in the year to come together as a local and global community and celebrate what we have accomplished in the spring and summer, closing out this year’s fundraising ask of members to meet our increased rent. In particular, we will have the chance to look at where we are as a center financially, and what strategic priorities the Council is setting based on feedback from the ongoing member surveys. There will also be a recorded address from the Sakyong. Long time practitioners and people new to the community are all welcome!

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    Rising to the Challenge: Race and Inclusivity in the Sangha

    This article originally appeared in The Arrow on June, 27, 2016 Last summer I traveled from my home in Berkeley, California to Pátzcuaro, Mexico for a weeklong “young” sangha meditation retreat. I say “young” because in our group of roughly 20, though we varied in age from early 20s to 40s, chronological years didn’t matter. … Continue