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 6th

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 »

Social Presencing Theater Workshop

with Shastri Sandra Ladley & Mina Dadgar

May 7th

Social Presencing Theater is an art form for social change that draws on the wisdom of the body. This is not “theater” in the conventional sense, but uses simple body postures and movements to dissolve limiting concepts, to communicate directly, to ac Continue »

Shambhala Sadhana-Community Practice and Celebration (Oakland)

May 21st

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

Sadhana of Mahamudra

June 4th

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

June 20th

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


Children/Families

Shambhala Sadhana Community Practice

June 20th

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