Community

As a community, we seek to be diverse, caring, and to have an impact on our larger society and world. We welcome all people of all races, religions, countries of origin, sexual orientations, genders, and abilities. We aspire to create spaces that are brave and safe enough for all to participate in them.

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 7:00 or 7:45pm or on Sundays at 10:00 a.m. for meditation instruction and/or at 11:30 a.m. for our dharma talk. At this time, we are not providing childcare in a formal fashion. 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, or if you would like to help start a family and children’s program, please contact us at <shambhalaberkeley@gmail.com>.


Community Events

Cleaning the Center for a Fresh Start

with Rees Sweeney-Taylor

February 25th

Start the Year of the Fire Bird right by helping clean and uplift our local Shambhala Center! Continue »

Sadhana of Mahamudra

February 26th

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 »

Shambhala Day: Year of the Fire Bird

with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

February 27th

Shambhala Day is a time for us to express the wealth and richness of our spiritual and cultural heritage through feasting, conviviality, elegance and pomp. Continue »

Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love, and Liberation (in-person)

with Shastri Charlene Leung, Robert Pressnall, Kelsey Blackwell

March 2nd—March 30th

Join us for an embodied exploration of Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love, and Liberation, by Rev. angel Kyodo williams, Lama Rod Owens, Jasmine Syedullah Continue »

Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love, and Liberation (online)

with Shastri Charlene Leung, Robert Pressnall, Kelsey Blackwell

March 2nd—March 30th


Children/Families

Shambhala Sadhana Community Practice

March 12th

All community members and their families are invited to gather on the Sunday mornings close to the full moons to practice the Shambhala Sadhana. Continue »