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.


Mindfulness & Social ChangeMindfulness and Social Change with Acharya Gaylon Ferguson

Friday, September 4 | 7 to 9 PM | Temescal Arts Center

All are welcome to attend this public talk exploring the intersection between the personal practice of mindfulness and wider social change. Held at the Temescal Arts Center at 511 48th Street in Oakland, come envision sane societies, communities of trust and compassion with us!

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Karuna 250Introduction to Contemplative Psychology with Shastri Sandra Ladley

Sept. 26th & 27th| See program details for times

An introduction to Karuna Training and Contemplative Psychology, this class is for people who would like to learn about and experience skillful communication and compassionate exchange as an expression of our intrinsic sanity. This stand-alone class has no prerequisites, and is open to everyone.

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Come Sit with Sangha

We offer several of opportunities for you to join us in practice. Free and open to the public, both new and experienced practitioners are welcome.

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Art of Being HumanLevel I: The Art of Being Human with Bob Pressnall

September 11 to 13 | See program details for times

Friday night’s talk is open to all with no obligation to attend the entire weekend.

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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Accepting Applications for Fall 2015

In Shambhala, all of us are leaders- in our lives, our homes, our jobs, and our personal journeys. By working with our own minds and hearts, and cultivating our own sanity, we begin to transform our culture and create good human society. Leadership training in Shambhala has at its heart the aspiration to awaken our own bravery and compassion and learn to work with others with clarity, gentleness, and wisdom.

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Level 2

Way of Shambhala Level II: Birth of the Warrior with Megan Murphy

October 2 to 4 | 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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