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

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 »

Fearless Creativity: A Meditation Retreat for Writers (San Francisco)

with Susan Piver

May 22nd—May 24th

Writing connects us to the undercurrents of wisdom that lie just below the surface of discursive thought. It puts us in touch with timely insights, concerns, ideas and our natural wakefulness. If you want to know your thoughts and feelings, writing can te Continue »

Art Appreciation Gathering

with Tyler Thompson & Karen Pearle

May 31st

Please join us in offering our appreciation of the phenomenal world in the forms that most touch our hearts: sculpture, dance, prose, poetry, video, painting, music, photography, what have you, original or not. Inspiration is the key. Continue »

Taming the Neurotic Mind with Sarah Woodard

June 10th

"In Buddhist meditation practice there is a conviction that we can practice along with our problems. Our inherent wisdom and neurosis are vibrantly linked, and in fact we rely on our neurosis as a means for taming our minds. " 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 »