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.


Screen Shot 2016-05-12 at 3.56.23 PMMay Goodness Be All-Victorious: A One Week Urban Retreat with Shastri Manuel Medeiros & Shastri Joanne Martin Braun

July 9 to July 15 | See program details for times

May Goodness Be All-Victorious: Personal Transformation and Societal Transformation

Sakyong Mipham teaches that societal transformation and personal transformation are inseparable.  This weeklong meditation program will explore this inseparability through practice, study, and group activities. Shamatha (sitting meditation) and Vajrayana tracks will be available.  We will begin each day by practicing the Shambhala Sadhana together.  Material from the Basic Goodness II Class, How Can I Help, will be incorporated. Evening activities may include community outings to enrich our exploration. Early bird discount for registrations received by June 9th.

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Qigong Levels I & IIQigong Levels I and II with Shastri David Stone

August 20 and 21 | 9 AM to 5 PM

Join us for a rare opportunity to receive instruction in two unique qigong lineages, neither of which have previously been fully transmitted to students in the West. Qigong is designed to cultivate strength of body and calmness of mind through Taoist practices that integrate movement, breath, and qi (internal energy) to promote health and longevity.

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Art + LifeArt + Life Retreat: Shambhala Art Program 1-5 with Shastri Sandra Ladley & Susan Dever

July 22 to 28 | See details for program times

A non-residential retreat at the Berkeley Shambhala Center that will include all five parts of the Shambhala Art training program.

This Shambhala Art retreat will provide an opportunity for artists and non-artists alike to experience creativity and its genuine expression in all aspects of our lives.  The retreat includes teachings, meditation, awareness exercises, plus creative and group processes that help unlock a non-conceptual sense of expression that is available to us all. The Friday night talk on the 22nd is open to the public.

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Come Sit with Sangha

We offer several of opportunities for you to join us in practice. Free and open to the public, both new and experienced practitioners are welcome.

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    Berkeley Shambhala Signs a Five-Year Lease

    After several months of negotiations with our landlords, the International Order of Odd Fellows Berkeley Lodge #270, Berkeley Shambhala has signed a five-year lease. Since the mid-1990s our rental situation has been month-to-month. During that time, our rent slipped far below market value, to the point that in 2015 we were paying about 20% of … Continue