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.


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Children’s Program

Oct. 11 (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. 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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Sit-a-ThonNew Wednesday Practice Night Schedule

Starting September 23rd | 6:30 to 8:15 PM

We are changing up our Wednesday Practice Night schedule just a bit. Meditation instruction will still be held starting at 6:30 PM. Sitting practice will be from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM in the main shrine room.

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WIELWisdom in Everyday Life with Jesse Miller & Bob Pressnall

Nov. 21-22 & Dec. 5 | See program details for times

Meditation sharpens our intelligence and uncovers our wisdom. Participants in this class will receive practical instructions for transforming confused emotions and situations into effective actions as they arise. No longer deterred or depressed by obstacles, we can include everything as part of the path. The challenges of daily life become opportunities for both contemplative practice and social action.

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Sit-A-ThonBerkeley Sit-A-Thon: Sitting for Society

November 8 | 7 AM to 7 PM

The Sit-A-Thon is a fundraiser that has the potential to provide substantive financial support for the Berkeley Shambhala Center. We have been in our current location, offering the practice of sitting meditation and Shambhala programs, for the last 40 years! We continue to enrich our community, and this coming year our aspiration is to raise $10,000 in one-time donations in order to fund a new Director of Social Engagement for that role’s first year, and to support critical activities of Northern California Shambhala and Shambhala International.

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Contentment in Everyday Life with Jon Ransohoff

Tuesdays starting Oct. 13 | 7 to 9 PM

This 5-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 experiences. Difficult emotions and challenges of life can be met with gentleness, steadiness and humor. Open to the public.

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Wednesday Practice Night Talk Series

2nd Wednesday of each month | 6:30 to 8:30 PM

Sept. 16 through November 18, new and experienced meditators are invited to join us on the second Wednesday of each month for a talk and exploration led by senior students of Shambhala.

This event is free and open to the public.

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    State of the Center: Funding a Director of Social Engagement

    Cheerful Autumn! On September 20th Shambhala centers around the world gathered for Harvest of Peace, our annual celebration of autumn. Locally we also marked forty years at 2288 Fulton Street. The day included the Shambhala Sadhana, an oath ceremony for our new Treasurer, Scott Tracy, an update on Center finances, a talk by the Sakyong … Continue