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.
Join us for a free Open House to meditate, connect with community, and develop mindful-awareness & compassion:
February 10th to 12th | See program details for times
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. This weekend retreat is open to the public, and the Friday night talk is free with no obligation to attend the rest of the weekend. Come learn about what Shambhala Training is all about!
Sacred Path: Great Eastern Sun with Jesse Miller
January 14th and 15th, 2017 | 9 AM to 6 PM
Great Eastern Sun is the first weekend of the Sacred Path program. This weekend program teaches how to see the Great Eastern Sun, the primordial energy and brilliance that is the basis of all that exists. It is an introduction to membership in Shambhala—a living context for building a sane society. Level V and Wisdom in Everyday Life are prerequisites for this program.
December 27 to January 2 | 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
“At this time, great confusion and suffering exist because humanity cannot simply be…Humanity’s spirit has been dampened. As warriors of Shambhala, it is up to us to gently blow on the ember of goodness with courageous windhorse, aspiring that we may personally take responsibility for uplifting ourselves and society. We do so not by castigating ourselves, but by appreciating who we are as human beings.” —Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, Shambhala Meditation: Proclaiming Basic Goodness
Winter is the natural time of year to gather in community, reflect on our lives, and set aspirations for the year to come. Whether you are a newcomer to meditation or a leader in Northern California Shambhala, this retreat is the perfect opportunity to do just that. Through the profound practice of Shambhala Meditation, we learn to feel, be, and touch the basic goodness of being human.
December 9 to 11 | See program details for times
The contentment, joy, fearlessness, and wisdom of the Way of Shambhala culminate in unconditional confidence. This weekend workshop introduces the teachings of enlightened rulership. With the great problems now facing human society, it seems increasingly important to find simple ways to bring compassionate and strong leadership to the world, even in small ways. This weekend emphasizes genuine confidence and steadfastness in facing the world’s challenges. Please note there are prerequisites to take this program.