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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 28th—December 21st
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 »
with Sarah Woodard & Henia Miedzinski
An experiential workshop on leading and following in community. Continue »
Join us for our 2014 sit-a-thon by signing up to sit, sponsoring a sitter or becoming a sponsor. Help us raise $20,000 by Thanksgiving Day! Continue »
January 17th (2015)
Northern California Shambhala and the Awesome Orchestra Collective invite you to join this exploration of the transformational power of music and heart. Continue »
with Susan Piver
June 12th—June 14th (2015)
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 »
Please join 12 to 18 year olds for pizza and conversation as we explore creating a regular teen program within Northern California Shambhala Continue »
with Mark Thorpe
October 24th—October 25th
A weekend with Mark Thorpe, Master of the Kalapa Court and head of the Sakyongs household, on the Shambhala practice of cultivating an awake and compassionate home. Continue »