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.



Drawing on the depths of Shambhala and Buddhist teachings, Being Brave will explore how meditation practice develops a greater sense of interconnectedness, and rouses strength to cultivate enlightened society.

How can we apply inner peace and bravery to develop outer compassionate action?

Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded. It’s a relationship between equals. Only when we know our own darkness well can we be present with the darkness of others. Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity.
— Pema Chödrön


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Being Brave Generosity Opportunity

The Being Brave event is coming together beautifully. The scholarship fund has just been opened for donations of generosity. This fund will go to support the ticket costs for people who have requested assistance in attending Being Brave. The indiegogo site is here:

Or when you register to attend the event, you may choose to donate to the scholarship fund then:

Thank you for your generosity!

“How lovely to think that no one need wait a moment. We can start now, start slowly, changing the world. How lovely that everyone, great and small, can make a contribution toward introducing justice straightaway. And you can always, always give something, even if it is only kindness! ~ Anne Frank

Ki Ki, So So!

Featured Programs

Joy in Everyday Life

with Robert Pressnall & Raana Bastani

April 3rd—May 1st

Joy in Everyday Life follows Contentment in Everyday Life in the Way of Shambhala class series. If you are also taking the Shambhala Training weekends, it expands the meditation experience of Shambhala Training Level III: Warrior in the World by cultivati Continue »

Community Potluck and Family Open House

April 6th—June 1st

All members and friends of our center are warmly welcome to join us on the FIRST SUNDAY of the month for our new once-a-month Family Open House event aimed to include families and children. Continue »

Being Brave: Is enlightened society possible? with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and Pema Chödrön

May 2nd—May 4th

You are warmly invited to join Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and Pema Chödrön - for a weekend retreat of teaching, meditation and dialogue. Continue »

Introduction to Contemplative Psychology

with Shastri Sandra Ladley & Sakti Rose

May 17th—May 18th

Skillful communication and compassionate exchange as an expression of our intrinsic sanity. An introductory class for people who would like to experience the fundamentals of Karuna Training and the foundations of Contemplative Psychology. 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