Welcome to Berkeley Shambhala Center!
Welcome to our blog!
If you are new to Berkeley Shambhala Center (BSC) we are located at 2288 Fulton on the second floor of the Oddfellows Building at the corner of Fulton and Bancroft, across the street from the UC Berkeley campus. We have a community area, and a beautiful large Meditation Hall with lovely natural light. BSC also has an axillary space around the corner from our main door, at 2177 Bancroft. We call that space “Streetspace”.
At Berkeley Shambhala Center, our specialty is teaching people how to meditate, and to perhaps develop a daily or life-long meditation practice. The foundation of Shambhala teachings is that people are basically good – meaning that they have inherent wisdom and kindness. Sometimes that is covered over by fear and habitual patterns, but these can become the basis for a meditation practice that is often transformative.
For people who are new to meditation we recommend Practice Night held every Wednesday evening in Streetspace at 6:30PM. We also offer an Open House held almost every Sunday that includes meditation at 9AM, meditation instruction at 10AM, and a dharma talk or discussion group at 11AM. It is not necessary to call or let us know in advance that you are coming. BSC is a community of about 100 members who work in many different fields, and include people of all ages and families. The best way to learn more or to meet us is to come to one of these weekly events. Please also spend some time looking around on the website, and feel free to contact us using the posted contact information.