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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Awake in the World—A Free Online Event

October 19 to 24 | 4:45 to 6 PM

We’re excited to announce Awake in the World, a FREE online event, coordinated by our friends at Shambhala Mountain focused on mindful living.  This free 5-day event is full of insights and practical tools for waking up to your full potential through relationships, work, and healthy living.

The event features over 20 top thought leaders, wisdom holders and social visionaries sharing their experience and guidance on everything from yoga, meditation, reducing stress, compassion, and much more!

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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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Way of Shambhala Level II: Birth of the Warrior with Raana Bastani

October 17, 18 & 19

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. We begin to appreciate that there is no fundamental obstacle to experiencing basic goodness.

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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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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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    The Practice of Community

    In Shambhala, we have recently begun to describe membership as the “practice of community.” As Director of the Berkeley Shambhala Center, I’ve been giving this phrase a lot of thought. At first it sounds quite pleasant; as though, “yes, please, sign me up for that.” But then questions arise. What makes a group of people … Continue