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 »

Art Appreciation Gathering

with Karen Pearle & Tyler Thompson

April 28th

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 »

Community Activate

April 30th

Let's gather to share our visions for the Berkeley Shambhala Center. In September, 2015, we are celebrating our fortieth anniversary of moving into the Odd Fellows space, so it feels like an auspicious time to consider our future. Continue »

Oakland Shambhala Meditation Collective Opening Celebration

May 1st

We are delighted to announce a new Shambhala Collective in the Temescal neighborhood of Oakland! Come celebrate the opening of this new Center on May 1st! Continue »

Livelihood, Wealth, and Generosity with Alan Schwartz

May 13th

Working with wealth and career in an awake way has long been a challenge to Buddhist practitioners. Continue »