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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 Open House to meditate, connect with community, and develop mindful-awareness & compassion:



Welcome to Shambhala: An Introduction to Meditation

1st Sunday of each Month | 10 to 11:30 a.m.

“Welcome to Shambhala” is a monthly opportunity for newcomers to learn the practice of meditation from one of our senior instructors. We also explore the connection between meditation and everyday life, introducing the core Shambhala principles of basic goodness and creating enlightened society.

The morning includes an overview of our history, some discussion about our community and path as well as guided meditation. A short tour is also offered, followed by socializing and refreshments. This is a great way to get a flavor of Shambhala Buddhism and to find out what opportunities there are for practice, study, and community.

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Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior Part 1

With Jesse Miller & Kate Raddock

Thursday Evenings 7:00 – 9:00PM
March 8th through May 10th

Please join us for a contemplative study of Part One of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche’s landmark book, Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior.

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Nyinthün: Day-Long Retreat

with Jesse Miller

Sun May 20th: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Nyinthün, or days of practice, were created by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and continue with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche as a way for people living in the world with families and jobs to have an ongoing spiritual path that deepens over time.

nyinthün is a day-long retreat. It is a great way to learn meditation or to deepen and energize your practice. The nyinthün is open to all meditators of any tradition or experience level. Learn More >>

 What is Whiteness?

Exploring our White Cultural Conditioning: A Monthly Discussion Series with Lea Stotland 

Meets Monthly on Friday Evenings from March 16th through August 17th — 7 to 9 PM

This third-Friday series is for meditators who self-identify as white and who wish to learn, listen, and unpack the notions of race and whiteness with fearlessness. We will do this brave work together in the “cradle of loving-kindness,” creating a container of warmth and shared agreements to allow our truths to emerge.

We will look directly and compassionately at our own experience of race and whiteness and explore the obstacles and privileges that are carried unconsciously throughout our communities, relationships and institutions. This kind of examination is urgently needed for us as individuals and as a Shambhala community to be able to respond effectively to the realities of the world we live in.

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Recent News

  • Berkeley Shambhala Seeks New Center Director!

    Berkeley Shambhala Center Director Summary Description The Berkeley Shambhala Center, part of the Northern California region, is seeking a Center Director to serve as the primary regional and international Shambhala leadership representative at the Berkeley Shambhala Center in Berkeley, California. The Director will represent the Northern California Shambhala (NCS) region at the local level, the … Continue