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

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 »

Harvest of Peace

with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

September 20th

Join us to celebrate the changing of the seasons with meditation and community. Continue »

Children's Program

September 20th

The children’s program is designed to be a time where children and adults can practice together and also engage in their own separate practices. Parents are encouraged to bring their children or grandchildren to take part in this opportunity. Continue »

Inviting Magic: The Art of Leadership & Creating Brilliant Environments (San Francisco)

with Joanne Martin Braun

September 27th

A day-long leadership training in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition. This workshop is part of a series that provides skills and trainings in support of the path of contemplative leadership. How we lead our lives in households and in families, at work an Continue »

Leading and Following

with Sarah Woodard

October 11th

An experiential workshop on leading and following in community. Continue »


Children/Families

Harvest of Peace

with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

September 20th

Join us to celebrate the changing of the seasons with meditation and community. Continue »

Children's Program

September 20th

The children’s program is designed to be a time where children and adults can practice together and also engage in their own separate practices. Parents are encouraged to bring their children or grandchildren to take part in this opportunity. Continue »

Teen Program Kickstarter (San Fransico)

October 11th

Please join 12 to 18 year olds for pizza and conversation as we explore creating a regular teen program within Northern California Shambhala Continue »

Household and Enlightened Society (San Francisco)

with Mark Thorpe

October 24th—October 25th

A weekend with Mark Thorpe, Master of the Kalapa Court and head of the Sakyong’s household, on the Shambhala practice of cultivating an awake and compassionate home. Continue »