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.

 


Fall Talk Series

Fall Talk Series

October 15th | 7 to 9 PM

This fall, on the second Wednesday of each month, we are offering talks led by some of our longstanding practitioners and teachers.

Our next talk on October 15th, titled “Growing Up: Getting Old and Getting Young“, will be led by Bob Pressnall.

This event is free and open to the public. Please join us!

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Sit-a-ThonSitting For Society 2014
A Sit-A-Thon To Support the Berkeley Shambhala Center

November 22nd | 7 AM to 7 PM

Supporting the Berkeley Sit-A-Thon will help our center continue to offer meditation, enriching programs, and community-strengthening events. Help us raise $50,000 by Thanksgiving by signing up to sit, sponsoring a sitter, or becoming a sponsor. Every contribution counts!

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Level 2

Way of Shambhala Level II: Birth of the Warrior with Raana Bastani

October 17, 18 & 19

In this, the second in the series of Shambhala Training weekend workshops, we cultivate our willingness to observe our cocoon of habitual fear and defense mechanisms. We begin to appreciate that there is no fundamental obstacle to experiencing basic goodness.

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Children's Program 250

Children’s Program

Sundays through Dec. 21st | 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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Featured Programs

Leading and Following

with Sarah Woodard & Henia Miedzinski

October 11th

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

Teen Program Kickstarter (San Fransico)

October 11th

Please join 12 to 18 year olds for pizza and conversation as we explore creating a regular teen program within Northern California Shambhala Continue »

Level II: Birth of the Warrior

with Raana Bastani

October 17th—October 19th

In this, the second in the series of Shambhala Training weekend workshops, we cultivate our willingness to observe our cocoon of habitual fear and defense mechanisms. Having experienced a taste of basic goodness, we want to go forward. Meditation pract Continue »

Extraordinary Perception: The Practice of Sacred World

with Acharya Richard John

November 1st—November 5th

This Bay Area Vajrayana Practice Intensive for Shambhala tantrikas will introduce a powerful new text by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Continue »

Contentment in Everyday Life

with Jesse Miller

November 11th—December 9th

This five week course provides an exploration of mindfulness meditation, the foundational views of the hinayana Budddhist teachings, and meditation in action for daily life. With meditation practice, we learn to appreciate ourselves and simple human exper Continue »

Shambhala Lineage, History, and Culture: Proclaiming Basic Goodness (Silicon Valley Shambhala) with Acharya Alan Schwartz

November 15th

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. Continue »

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