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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.

Winter Meditation Retreat—Coming Home as Community

with Acharya Suzann Duquette
December 27th through January 2nd

Join us for our annual winter meditation retreat!
This has been an unprecedented year—a complete disruption of our normal lives that has led to a new normal. It has been an uncertain and groundless time, yet has brought a slowing down, hard-to-escape recognition of habitual patterns, and yearning for awake and caring community.

This year’s winter retreat will embrace all levels of practitioners to come home to rest our body, speech, and mind on the meditation cushion and come together as an online community to deepen our study and practice connections.

If you can’t be there for the whole week you are welcome to drop in for a day or more.

Learn more and register here…



The Early Writings of Chögyam Trungpa

With Rob Ward
Mondays f
rom 7 to 8 PM

Please join us for a survey of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche’s earliest Western writings from Meditation in Action, Mudra, and the Garuda series among others. Discover (or rediscover) Buddhadharma without credentials, dharmas without blame, manure on the field of bodhi, the original article on spiritual materialism, commentary on the Zen Oxherding pictures, and talks to the early community.

Drop-ins are welcome. $10 suggested donation.

Visit our monthly calendar for the Zoom link.





Birth of the Warrior: Shambhala Training Level One with Jesse Miller

March 6th—March 7th (2021)

This intimate retreat provides instruction for sitting and walking meditation as a means to develop mindfulness in daily life.

The Art of Being Human is the first program in the renowned Way of Shambhala series. This first Shambhala Training Weekend presents the view that human beings, at the core, are fundamentally awake. By training in meditation, we learn to remember our natural confidence and relax to the freshness of the present moment, no matter what that moment may bring.

The weekend includes guided meditation practice, mindfulness meditation talks, and one-on-one meditation instruction.

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.

Visit our monthly calendar for the Zoom link.