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

September 1st

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 »

UNtraining: Healing Personal and Social Oppressions

with Shastri Charlene Leung & Janet Carter

September 10th

The UNtraining is a provocative and compassionate approach to help people discover how to work together in extraordinary ways to end our collusion with racism and all forms of oppression. Continue »

The Radical Intervention of Instrinsic Health: An Introduction to Karuna Training at Oakland Shambhala

with Acharya Melissa Moore & Shastri Sandra Ladley

September 13th—September 20th

Learn to transform everyday challenges into experiences of openness and wisdom by engaging with the practices of meditation, compassionate presence, and skillful communication. Continue »

Shambhala Sadhana Community Practice

September 16th

All community members and their families are invited to gather on full moons to practice the Shambhala Sadhana. Continue »

Enlightened Society Leadership Training (Fall 2016)

with Rees Sweeney-Taylor & Dina Buck

September 29th—December 8th

In Shambhala, all of us are leaders: in our lives, our homes, our jobs, and our personal journeys. By working with our own minds and hearts, and cultivating our own sanity, we begin to transform our culture and create good human society. Continue »


Children/Families

Shambhala Sadhana Community Practice

September 16th

All community members and their families are invited to gather on full moons to practice the Shambhala Sadhana. Continue »