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

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 »

Sadhana of Mahamudra

October 2nd

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 »

Shambhala Sadhana Community Practice

October 16th

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

Rise Up: A Community Meeting

with Rees Sweeney-Taylor

October 29th

An opportunity for members to gather, discuss Berkeley's Strategic Plan and Northern California Shambhala Incorporation. Continue »

Sadhana of Mahamudra

October 30th

Note: this practice is now on select Sunday mornings instead of the new moon. 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 man Continue »


Children/Families

Shambhala Sadhana Community Practice

October 16th

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

Shambhala Sadhana Community Practice

November 13th

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