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.


Fall Talk Series

Fall Talk Series

November 11th | 7 to 9 PM

This fall, on the second Wednesday of each month, we are offering talks led by some of our longstanding practitioners and teachers. On November 11th Shastri Sandra Ladley will give a talk on “Radical Compassion.

This event is free and open to the public. Please join us!

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Children’s Program

Sundays through Dec. 21st | 9:45 to Noon

The children’s program is designed to be a time where children and adults can practice together and also engage in their own separate practices.

During the adult sit, adults will create a space for children that will involve mindfulness activities such as stories, songs, meditation practice, play, art projects, and space for the children to engage in and create their own sense of community with each other. We will begin and end the morning with adults and children together in the shrine room.

This event is free and open to the public, and parents are encouraged to bring their children or grandchildren to take part in this opportunity.

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Sit-a-ThonSitting For Society 2014
A Sit-A-Thon To Support the Berkeley Shambhala Center

November 22nd | 7 AM to 7 PM

Supporting the Berkeley Sit-A-Thon will help our center continue to offer meditation, enriching programs, and community-strengthening events. Help us raise $50,000 by Thanksgiving by signing up to sit, sponsoring a sitter, or becoming a sponsor. Every contribution counts!

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Transformation through Stillness: A Deep Winter Meditation Retreat

December 27, 2014 – January 3, 2015 | 8:30 AM – 6:30 PM (most days; see retreat page for details)

This a week long retreat at the Berkeley Shambhala Center that will combine meditation instruction and practice with group discussions and one-on-one conversations with senior students of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Prepare for the coming year by sitting the entire week or for just a few days.

There are no prerequisites for this program. The Shambhala Sadhana will be offered, and Ngondro and Werma students will receive teachings and an opportunity for group practice credit.

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