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


The Vajrayana Path in Shambhala: A Community Practice Day Open to All

with Sandra Ladley
Saturday July 27th

This day-long program is for Shambhala community members both new and experienced and will include guided meditation periods and talks and discussion focused on the Vajrayana Buddhist teachings.

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The Path is the Goal Book Study

with Jesse Miller
Seven-week program on Tuesdays
July 16th – August 27th

Please join us for a mutual exploration of the view and practice of the path of meditation. All are welcome.

As this is a book study, it is important to have a copy of The Path Is The Goal. They are available for purchase from Shambhala Publications, as well as at our bookstore.

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Gesar of Ling: A Bardic Tale from the Snow Land of Tibet

with David Shapiro
Friday evening, August 2nd

In this evening program, author David Shapiro will share with us the story of King Gesar of Ling, a central figure in the Shambhala teachings.

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The Five Wisdoms Energies – A Yogic Practice

with Irini Rockwell
September 21st – 22nd

Please join us for a day of discovering the Five Wisdoms within ourselves, each other and in our lives together.

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Reclaiming Women’s Stories in Buddhism

with Acharya Holly Gayley
September 13th – 14th

As Buddhist practitioners we have heard many stories of men who are accomplished masters. But, stories of women have seeped into the shadows of history. Returning these stories into the light enriches our understanding of dharma. And, these stories are vital for people of all genders to help restore a balance that we can incorporate into our practice and everyday lives.
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A Year of Deepening in Compassion: Live Online Talks hosted by Acharyas

Berkeley Shambhala is pleased to join with Shambhala Online to offer a series of Buddhist Mahayana teachings taught by the Shambhala Acharyas.

We will connect online, along with the global community, to participate in these live-streamed events.

Upcoming Dates

Going beyond Concept: Prajna and Absolute Bodhicitta
with Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown
August 4th from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Heart Sutra: Twenty-five Lines On How to Practice Prajña Paramita
with Acharya David Schneider
August 18th from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Wisdom and the Great Mother: Mahayana Feminine Principle
with Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown
September 1st from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Glimpses of Sunyana
with Acharya Melissa Moore
September 15th from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Prajna & Compassion: From Empathy to Compassion
with Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown
October 6th from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

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 >>