Community

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 »

NorCal Ziji Collective's Nature Hike

February 7th

Is there a need for more Nature in your life? Maybe you resolved to get out more because you know how great it is for your quality of life, and you're looking for some new ways to be motivated and inspired. You are so in luck! Continue »

Ziji Collective Experimental Sushi Potluck Night

February 7th

After spending the morning in the hills with Ziji, come get brave and creative with good people at an evening of experimental sushi making at the Berkeley Center. Continue »

Shambhala Day

February 19th

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. As is customary, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche addresses the worldwide Shambhala community through an onl Continue »

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

with Susan Piver

June 12th—June 14th

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 »


Children/Families

Shambhala Day

February 19th

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. As is customary, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche addresses the worldwide Shambhala community through an onl Continue »