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The Berkeley Shambhala Center is meeting online and hosting online programs during this COVID-19 outbreak. 

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.



Overcoming Fear in the Dark Age with Jay Lippman

Saturday, August 1st from 10 AM to 1 PM

In this workshop we will review the Buddhist remedies for fear and the other strong emotions found in the mindfulness and compassion traditions, and introduce the powerful Shambhala meditation for overcoming fear as taught by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. The workshop will include guided meditation.

Learn more and register here…

Creating Good Human Society within the Racism Pandemic with Charlene Leung

Saturday, August 15th from 1 to 2:30 PM
What is the racism pandemic?  How can we create good human society in these dark times? Is it even possible? How can Shambhala teachings help?

The atrocity of centuries old social injustice can be numbing, but it’s hard to ignore after the brutal killing of George Floyd and the overwhelming public outcries across the world. Now, two months later where are we?

The Drala Lineage of Mukpo with Jesse Miller & Irv Kirschbaum

Saturday, August 29th from 10 AM to 1:00 PM
Presented with the Sonoma Shambhala Center

Our morning chants include the Supplication to the Shambhala Lineage that begins, Primordial Rigden, All Good Samantabadra… Many of us chant it regularly, but we may have questions about the meaning of the words? Indeed, they include some of the most profound teachings within the Shambhala tradition. Please join us for a morning of practice and mutual exploration through meditation, sacred art and discussion of the dharma teachings embedded in this chant.

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Smile at Fear Part Three: Riding the Energy of Windhorse—Online Book Study Group

with Jesse Miller & Cynthia Morin

Tuesday Evenings August 25th through September 29th

Please join us for a mutual contemplation and discussion of Chögyam Trungpa’s profound teachings on working with fear and fearlessness. We will be reading from Smile at Fear: Awakening the True Heart of Bravery. All are welcome. Drop-ins okay.

Learn more and register here…


Pema Chödron

The Wisdom of Pema Chödrön: a Study Group

First Wednesday of Every Month  from  6:30 to 8:30 PM

Join us as we delve into the brilliant teachings of Pema Chödrön in the Pema Chödrön Study Group. With warmth and humor Pema helps us to lift the barriers to being the radiant self that we really are.

The Pema group has been a source of inspiration and learning at Berkeley Shambhala for over 15 years. We are an open group. All are welcome. There are no prerequisites.

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