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 9th—December 28th

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 »

Community Meeting: Revising Open House

with Rees Sweeney-Taylor

February 14th

For some months, Berkeley Shambhala leadership has been investigating offering new programs at Sunday Open House. Please join us for a discussion of these possibilities. Continue »

Call Me By My True Names: Exploring Human Diversity

February 19th

Come gather with us to explore this complicated human condition of ours through the practice of meditation, spontaneous creative expression, and genuine-hearted discussion. All are welcome. Continue »

Three-yana Community Practice Day

February 28th

Please join members and friends of the Berkeley Shambhala Center as we practice meditation from 9-5 Continue »