Community

There are no programs at this time

Our community is diverse, capable, and heartfelt. Our members and friends include dedicated senior teachers who have walked the Shambhala Buddhist path for many years, and enthusiastic newcomers who are just discovering our teachings on realizing basic goodness and building enlightened society.

Children and families are welcome to come for meditation instruction or discussion on Wednesdays at 6:30 or 7:45pm or on Sundays at 10:00 a.m. for meditation instruction and/or at 11:00 a.m. for our dharma talk. Childcare is occasionally provided on the 1st Sunday of the month from 9:30-11. If not, we recommend that you bring a quiet project for you child to work on during the instruction or talk. They can sit on a cushion near you or at the back of the meditation room. For more information please contact Nick Goncalves at juiceboxkids@gmail.com.


Community Events

Sadhana of Mahamudra

January 4th—December 25th

This Vajrayana practice is open to everyone and is a means of overcoming obstacles in one's practice and life. The Sadhana consists of brief silent meditation, chanting, and mantra recitation. Continue »

Healing Personal and Social Oppression

with Shastri Charlene Leung & Caren Ohlson

July 8th

We’ve inherited a world plagued with social injustices: income inequality, environmental imbalance, racial profiling, sexism, homophobia, to name a few. Understanding how these complex systems operate, let alone doing something about it, can feel overwhel Continue »

Diversity and Cultural Humility in Enlightened Society

with Shastri Charlene Leung & Robert Pressnall

July 18th

Enlightened society brings out the best in any situation with caring, inquisitiveness and appreciation. Caring comes from listening, from being curious about others, and naturally leads to appreciation. Continue »

Meditation, Awakened Heart, and Social Justice

with Acharya Melissa Moore, Shastri Charlene Leung, Shastri Manuel Medeiros, Elvia Garcia

September 19th

How can meditation help us promote social justice, while keeping our hearts open, our inspiration strong, and promote social justice without creating more divisions? Join community leaders in this exploration into the ability people have to realize their Continue »

Introduction to Contemplative Psychology

with Shastri Sandra Ladley

September 26th—September 27th

An introductory class for people who would like to learn about and experience the fundamentals of Karuna Training, and be introduced to the foundations of Contemplative Psychology. This stand-alone class has no prerequisites, and is open to everyone. Continue »