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.


Sakyong Art 250Full Moon, No Clouds: A Mindful Art Gathering with Karen Pearle & Tyler Thompson

April 28 | 7 to 9 PM | Tantra Shrine Room

Please join us in offering our appreciation of the phenomenal world in the forms that most touch our hearts: sculpture, dance, prose, poetry, video, painting, music, photography, what have you, original or not. Inspiration is the key.

We look forward to seeing you!

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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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Honzo ZufuOakland Shambhala Collective Opening Celebration!

Friday, May 1 | 8 to 11 PM | Temescal Arts Center

We are delighted to announce the opening of a new Shambhala practice opportunity in the Temescal neighborhood of Oakland! We are curious what natural connections Shambhala practitioners can make in Oakland, and we hope that this location will provide significant opportunities to support people and projects with a similar social vision. Northern California Shambhala, the San Francisco and Berkeley Shambhala Centers are co-partners backing this project.

Please join us for our opening celebration on Friday, May 1st. We will begin our weekly sit the following Tuesday, May 5th, with meditation instruction, sitting, and a discussion from 8 to 9:30 PM. The Ziji Collective will host this weekly open house with the intention of creating a culture of inclusion and warmth.

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Aging with Dignity & ConfidenceAging with Dignity and Confidence

May 5, 12, & 19 | 7 to 9 PM

Join us for the upcoming Aging with Confidence and Dignity online video series. Presented by the Shambhala International Working Group on Aging, these talks will explore the challenges of reconnecting with our inherent dignity and confidence throughout the aging process.

The Berkeley Shambhala Center is pleased to host viewings of these online video talks on May 5th, 12th, and 19th from 7-9 PM. Please join us for one or all three!

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