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.


Art of Being HumanLevel I: The Art of Being Human with Shastri Charlene Leung

February 12 to 14 | 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.

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Community MeetingsCommunity Meeting: Revising Open House

February 14 |1 to 2:30 PM

Sunday Open House is one of the cornerstones of what the Berkeley Shambhala Center offers. For many years, a dedicated group of discussion leaders, meditation instructors, team captains, and staff have created this weekly offering. However, members have expressed a desire for changes that will allow Sundays to better reflect the needs of volunteers and participants alike. We have created some proposals of what a revised Sunday public offering could look like, which we would like to discuss at this meeting. Please join us to learn more about the proposed revisions.

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Neutral DayNeutral Day: Cleaning of the Center for a Fresh Start

February 7th | 1 to 3 PM

During the days leading up to Shambhala Day, the mark of the Tibetan New Year, we clean out our karma and tidy our physical spaces. We avoid starting new projects, instead focusing on cleaning and refreshing one’s home and shrines in preparation for the coming year.

This year, we will gather at the Berkely Shambhala Center for a thorough cleaning on Sunday, February 8th. Please join us for all or part of it. Also make sure you do refresh your shrine at home if you have one.

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Fire MonkeyShambhala Day: Year of the Fire Monkey

February 9th | 7:30 AM to Noon

Shambhala Day is a time for us to express the wealth and richness of our spiritual and cultural heritage through feasting, conviviality, elegance and pomp. As is customary, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche addresses the worldwide Shambhala community through an online hook-up, which includes centers and groups from six continents and over thirty countries around the world.

This is also the time when members of the Berkeley Shambhala community are encouraged to make a financial donation order to help support the activities of our center and the worldwide mandala.

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Recent News

  • SMC by KB

    Hello, heartbreak

    This week I returned from 30 days of volunteering at a meditation retreat in the Rockies. What happened? I cried. At times it felt that my heart was replaced by an insatiable hole. I imagined packing my bags and leaving not long after I arrived. This was not the blissful, om shanti, cucumber water, chenille-robe … Continue