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.

 


Harvest of Peace

Harvest of Peace

September 20th | 9 AM to 1 PM

The Harvest of Peace Nyida Day is our opportunity to focus on community, and to mark the changing of seasons as a sangha. We will mark this important community day with food, conversation, and group meditation and chanting. There will also be an address from the lineage holder of Shambhala, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche.

Long time practitioners and people new to the community are all welcome! We look forward to seeing you there.

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Full Moon No Clouds Monthly Art Gathering

September 25th | 7 to 9:30 PM

Join our monthly gathering for poets, writers, dancers, musicians, sculptors, painters, filmmakers, photographers, puppeteers, et al., as well as art appreciators and fellow humans. No experience or artistic talent required.

Our next gathering is Thursday, September 25th from 7 to 9:30 PM in the main shrine room. We will enjoy contemplation, sharing, conversation, and refreshments.

He felt that painting, poetry, music, and dance are ways we can come into contact with our goodness.  – Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

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Children’s Program

Starting Saturday, Sept. 20th | 9:45 to Noon

The children’s program is designed to be a time where children and adults can practice together and also engage in their own separate practices. During the adult sit, adults will create a space for children that will involve mindfulness activities such as stories, songs, meditation practice, play, art projects, and space for the children to engage in and create their own sense of community with each other. We will begin and end the morning with adults and children together in the shrine room.

This event is free and open to the public, and parents are encouraged to bring their children or grandchildren to take part in this opportunity.

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Fall Talk Series

Fall Talk Series

Join us October 15th.

This fall, on the second Wednesday of each month, we are offering a series of talks led by some of our longstanding practitioners and teachers. These talks will be incorporated into our regular Wednesday practice night.

October’s talk, titled “Growing Up: Getting Old and Getting Young,” will be led by Bob Pressnall.

We will have meditation instruction and sitting starting at 6:30 and the talk will start at 7:30, followed with refreshments.

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Featured Programs

Meditation in Everyday Life

with Jonathan Ransohoff & Kathryn Rile

September 16th—October 14th

Have you ever been curious about meditation? This course provides introductory tools and teachings for working with meditation in everyday life. With simple instructions and support, mindfulness meditation practice can become part of one's life, revealing Continue »

Harvest of Peace

with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

September 20th

Join us to celebrate the changing of the seasons with meditation and community. Continue »

Children's Program

September 20th

The children’s program is designed to be a time where children and adults can practice together and also engage in their own separate practices. Parents are encouraged to bring their children or grandchildren to take part in this opportunity. Continue »

Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior

with John Osajima & Raana Bastani

September 25th—October 23rd

A six week book study class based on Chogyam Trungpa's seminal work. Continue »

Inviting Magic: The Art of Leadership & Creating Brilliant Environments (San Francisco)

with Joanne Martin Braun

September 27th

A day-long leadership training in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition. This workshop is part of a series that provides skills and trainings in support of the path of contemplative leadership. How we lead our lives in households and in families, at work an Continue »

Leading and Following

with Sarah Woodard

October 11th

An experiential workshop on leading and following in community. Continue »

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