Ashe Mahamudra 150

Spark your heart and mind through the practice of meditation.

Shambhala Vision is rooted in the principle that every human being has a fundamental nature of basic goodness. This nature can be developed in daily life so that it radiates out to family, friends, community and society.

Join us for a free Shambhala Open House to meditate, connect with community, and develop mindful-awareness & compassion.

The Future is Open: The Karma Teachings of Chogyam Trungpa

February 8th – 10th

The past may be determined by our previous actions, but the present is uncharted territory, and the future is open. Join editor, director, Carolyn Gimian for this weekend program revolving around Chogyam Trungpa’s teachings on karma, relevant to our every moment.

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Oakland First Sit

Oakland Shambhala Weekly Meditation

1st, 3rd (5th) Tuesdays | 8 to 9:30 PM | Temescal Arts Center

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Shambhala Weekthün: A Winter Refuge Retreat

December 27th—January 2nd

Winter is the natural time of year to gather in community, reflect on our lives, and set aspirations for the year to come.

The week will be structured around the Buddha’s central teachings of The Four Noble Truths, the basis of the entire path of awakening. Realizing suffering is the beginning of this path, which leads to freeing ourselves from confusion as the first step toward helping others.

In this 7-day urban retreat, we will engage the practice of mindfulness-awareness meditation, cultivating mindfulness of suffering and developing awareness and insight into the causes of suffering and the path to liberation from it.

There will also be an opportunity to take Refuge Vows on New Year’s Day.
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Pema Chödron

Pema Chödron Study Group

First Wednesday of Every Month | 6:30pm – 8:30pm

We invite you to join us for Pema Chödron Study Group! Let’s delve into the richness of Pema Chodron’s teachings together–her insights, humor and deep knowing, and how they can apply to our lives.

We have been meeting for over 10 years, once a month, on the first Wednesday of every month.  The group is ongoing and you can attend as often as you wish. Learn More >>