Spark 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.

 

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Enlightened Society Leadership Training- Berkeley

Next program begins Thursday, September 4th, 2014, and ends on Thursday, December 18th, 2014.

Enlightened or awake society begins with personal transformation, training and leadership from each individual.

Deadline for submissions is August 31st, 2014

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Way of Shambhala Level I: The Art of Being Human Sept 5-7, Berkeley

symbol gomdenwith Acharya Alan Schwartz

Discover basic goodness in the world and ourselves.

Through the practice of meditation, we begin to glimpse that goodness is the unconditional ground of our existence. Opening to ourselves with gentleness and appreciation, we begin to see our potential as genuine and compassionate human beings.

This weekend workshop will include meditation instruction, sitting and walking meditation, discussion groups, talks, and question and answer sessions. The Art of Being Human is the first of a series of five weekend workshops. This weekend retreat is open to the public.

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Featured Programs

Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human

with Acharya Alan Schwartz

September 5th—September 7th

Discover basic goodness in the world and ourselves. Through the practice of meditation, we begin to glimpse that goodness is the unconditional ground of our existence. Opening to ourselves with gentleness and appreciation, we begin to see our potential Continue »

Being Brave: Widening the Circle of Concern

with Shastri Charlene Leung

September 10th

Join us on the second Wednesday of each month for a talk and exploration led by senior students of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Continue »

Meditation in Everyday Life

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 »

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 »

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    ‘It takes a community to look up.’- from the Sakyong’s Shambhala Day address, 2014 Sunday afternoon, Shambhala Day, March 2, thirteen members of the BSC met at Inspiration Point in Tilden Park and trekked to Wildcat Peak for the annual consultation of the I-Ching. We made eighteen coin tosses in clusters of three, creating six … Continue