There are no programs at this time

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

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 »

Sit-a-thon Pizza Party

November 7th

Come by the Berkeley Shambhala Center to rouse energy and raise funds as part of our Shambhala Sit-a-thon: Sitting for Society! Continue »

Sitting For Society 2014: A Sit-a-Thon to support the Berkeley Shambhala Center

November 22nd

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 »

Sushi and Sake Sit-a-Thon Celebration

November 22nd

Come join us for a party! We will be having Sushi, Sake, Non-alcoholic drinks, and dancing in celebration of the completion of the Sit-a-Thon. Please drop by and shake your tail feather with us! Continue »

The Power of Music to Transform Our World

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 »