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.


Art of Being HumanLevel I: The Art of Being Human with Shastri Charlene Leung

February 12 to 14 | See program details for 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.

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BuddhaBegin at the Beginning: Foundations of Buddhist Practice with Sarah Woodard & Lea Barrow

Thursdays, 7 to 9 PM | Feb. 25 to April 21 | Albany

This class has been developed from the Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma, Volume 1: The Path of Individual Liberation. In it we will combine periods of learning and periods of sitting, with an emphasis on the experience of shamatha/vipshayana meditation and the foundations of mindfulness. Open to all with no prerequisites, there will be a registration cap of 15 people.

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Flag pic for Diversity GroupCall Me By My True Names: Exploring Human Diversity

February 19 | 7 to 9:30 PM

Come gather with us to explore this complicated human condition of ours through the practice of meditation, spontaneous creative expression, and genuine-hearted discussion. All are welcome. 

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Community MeetingsCommunity Meeting: Revising Open House

February 14 |1 to 2:30 PM

Sunday Open House is one of the cornerstones of what the Berkeley Shambhala Center offers. For many years, a dedicated group of discussion leaders, meditation instructors, team captains, and staff have created this weekly offering. However, members have expressed a desire for changes that will allow Sundays to better reflect the needs of volunteers and participants alike. We have created some proposals of what a revised Sunday public offering could look like, which we would like to discuss at this meeting. Please join us to learn more about the proposed revisions.

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  • 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