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.

Resonance and Reverberation: A Sonic Meditation Workshop with Robert Fox

Saturday, April 27, from 10 am to 5 pm

Please join us for a mutual exploration of the practices and exercises of sonic meditation.  As a group we will work with sonic meditation and the power of listening to discover the wavelengths that go beyond hope and fear.

Learn more >>

Orderly Chaos: The Mandala of Human Experience
A weekend workshop with Ira Rechtshaffer

May 4th – 5th from 10 AM to 5 PM

This weekend workshop will be based on the mandala teachings of Chogyam Trungpa and will explore them as they relate to everyday experience. It will help us deepen our appreciation for who and what we are, where all of our parts are honored and brought into communication with one another. It will include meditation and experiential practices to help us understand what it means to be an integrated human being.
Learn more >>

Being Human & the Path of Meditation:
Shambhala Training Weekend I 

with Jesse Miller & Susan Gluck
May 18th – 19th

During this weekend meditation retreat, we will train in meditation and mindfulness practices to foster fearlessness, confidence, openness, and gentleness toward ourselves and our world. It is open to all.

Learn more>>

A Year of Deepening in Compassion: Live Online Talks hosted by Acharyas

Twice monthly during Sunday Open House

The path of the Bodhisattva Warrior begins with developing affection for ourselves and expands this to others, dissolving the barriers that divide us. To support this practice, the Shambhala Acharyas have offered to lead the community in a year long series of talks, contemplative and meditation practices from the Buddhist Mahayana teachings of our lineage.

Learn More &  See Calendar >>

Summer Meditation Retreat
Open Heart, Open Mind: The Path of the Bodhisattva

with Acharya Melissa Moore
June 8th – 14th

This retreat is for everyone, just as you are, and wherever you find yourself on your spiritual path. In this 7-day urban meditation retreat, we will engage the practice of mindfulness-awareness meditation.
Learn More >>

Oakland First Sit

Oakland Shambhala Weekly Meditation

Every Tuesday | 8 to 9:30 PM | Temescal Arts Center

Further details & location info >>

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 >>