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.


Who Am IWho Am I? The Basic Goodness of Being Human with Shastri Sandra Ladley & Seth Bregman

Thursdays, February 26 to April 2 | 7 to 9 PM

The Basic Goodness Series is an introduction to the view of Shambhala, taught in an experiential way. Emphasizing personal transformation in everyday life, the Basic Goodness Series is the next step after completing the Everyday Life Series, or it can be the first series of courses you take.

The first course asks the question “Who am I?,” and focuses on one’s sense of self.  It includes teachings on basic goodness, selflessness, the arising of ego and cocoon, buddha-nature, and the confidence of warriorship.

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GampopaThe Four Dharmas of Gampopa

Tuesdays | March 24 to April 14 | 7 to 9 PM

Please join us for a book study of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche’s commentary on the Four Dharmas of Gampopa.  Led by Jesse Miller and Rob Lee.


Art of Being HumanLevel I: The Art of Being Human with Sarah Woodard

March 6 to 8 | See details for program times

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.

The Art of Being Human is the first in a series of five weekend workshops that comprise The Way of Shambhala. This series emphasizes the ways in which meditation can positively impact our daily lives, and from there, how this impact can expand to affect our community and our whole society. This program is open to all.

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Leadershipwidget_2015 Applications Now Accepted

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 it’s 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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    Shambhala Day Panorama

    Dear Berkeley Shambhala Community, It was a real pleasure to gather with you all over the long Shambhala Day Weekend: Thursday  morning at the Center, Thursday evening at our delek gatherings, and Saturday evening at the grand Shambhala Ball. Many thanks to the more than thirty people who made all of these events a success! … Continue