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 »

Transformation through Stillness: A Deep Winter Community Meditation Retreat

with Shastri Sandra Ladley & Shastri Charlene Leung

December 27th—January 3rd (2015)

Wintertime is a natural season of reflection and transformation; what better opportunity than around the busyness of the holidays to gather together to look deeply within? Continue »

Transformation Through Stillness: Winter Retreat Opening Talk and Reception

with Shastri Sandra Ladley

December 27th

Taking time to reflect deeply in retreat can be transformative, revitalizing, and edifying. This public talk that will open the Winter Retreat. Continue »

Werma Sadhana Feast

January 2nd (2015)


Regional Children's Day (San Fransisco)

December 20th

A magical celebration of brilliance, light, and the children in our lives. Continue »

Shambhala Day

February 19th (2015)

Shambhala Day is a time for us to express the wealth and richness of our spiritual and cultural heritage through feasting, conviviality, elegance and pomp. As is customary, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche addresses the worldwide Shambhala community through an onl Continue »