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.


Level 2

Way of Shambhala Level II: Birth of the Warrior with Jon Ransohoff

April 24 to 26 | See program details for times

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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CTRParinirvana Day: Celebrating Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

Saturday, April 4 | 7 to 9 PM

A joint Berkeley-San Francisco Shambhala Center Celebration, join us as we celebrate the amazing life and teachings of the Vidyadhara, the Venerable Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche on the twenty-eighth anniversary of his passing into parinirvana – the “final liberation” from the physical body, beyond the levels of attainment reached during their lifetime through study, practice, and embodiment of the dharma.

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BGRBasic Goodness of Reality

Thursdays from May 7 to June 11 | 7 to 9 PM

The third and final course of the Basic Goodness Series asks “What is real?,” and explores various approaches to this question. How do we know what is real? How might we begin to ask this question in a way that is meaningful for our everyday lives? In this course, we will present a number of views from the Shambhala Buddhist tradition, including interdependence, exploring the display of reality, the role of mind in perception, and the teachings on emptiness and sacredness. There is an emphasis on the sacredness of the elemental, natural ecosystem.

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Children's Program 250

Children’s Program

Every 2nd Sunday of the month | 9:45 to Noon

The children’s program provides a time where children and adults can practice together, as well as engage in their separate practices. During the adult sit, adults create a space for children that incorporates a variety of mindfulness activities, creating a space for children to engage in and create their own sense of community with each other. Adults and children begin and end the morning together in the shrine room.

This event is free and open to the public. Parents are encouraged to bring their children or grandchildren to take part in this opportunity.

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    It is said that when the Buddha first taught, two deer approached, knelt down, and raised their ears. They symbolize the act of listening, a sublime way of being present in the moment. Their perked-up ears represent keen attentiveness. Their bodies kneeling down represent relaxation and respect. The receptive state of listening is a way … Continue