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 Jesse Miller

April 15 to 17 | 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. Meditation practice allows us to observe how we create a cocoon of habits to mask our fear. We begin to appreciate that there is no fundamental obstacle to experiencing basic goodness.

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Awaken ChicagoAwaken Chicago. The Power of All People. Together.

April 29 to May 1 | University of Chicago

Join a weekend of mindfulness and community partnership to inspire peace, happiness, and joy in Chicago, keynoted by Pema Chodron, author of “When Things Fall Apart.” Connect, learn, act. Change the conditions causing #inequality in #Chicago. #AwakenChicago

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Sunday Sitting FormatNew Schedule and Format for Sunday Mornings

April onward | 10 a.m. to Noon

Check out the new schedule and format for Sunday morning practice at the Berkeley Center. In line with these updates, this offering is now called Sunday Morning Meditation. Please join us!

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Lojong SlogansLojong (Mind Training) Talk: “Let the World Speak for Itself” with Rob Lee

Sunday, April 24 | 10 a.m. to Noon

Join us for the first of a series of five dharma talks with senior Shambhala Buddhist teachers that will be held the last Sunday of each month through August. The series will focus on the teachings on lojong, or training the mind, which are essential teachings on developing genuine compassion on the path of meditation.

During the Sundays between each talk, we will also read selections from Pema Chodron’s Start Where You Are, which goes through Lojong, slogan by slogan.

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Recent News

  • SMC by KB

    Hello, heartbreak

    This week I returned from 30 days of volunteering at a meditation retreat in the Rockies. What happened? I cried. At times it felt that my heart was replaced by an insatiable hole. I imagined packing my bags and leaving not long after I arrived. This was not the blissful, om shanti, cucumber water, chenille-robe … Continue