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

Fire Artist Spinning Sparks at Night

Out with a Bang, In with a Boom

Saturday June 2nd 4pm – 10pm

Celebrate the sangha! Come enjoy community festivities when our new Center Director, Arelly Sanchez-Shackett takes her oath of office.

We’ll begin by celebrating all of our members – especially the new members – then we’ll have a Director’s oath ceremony and conclude with some dinner and a dance party for the ages! Learn more and RSVP here > >

Sculpture of Face Emerging from Acorn

Women’s Heart of Recovery

Every first and third Thursday | 7 to 8:30 p.m.

The Heart of Recovery incorporates the practice of meditation, readings, and discussion. Our meeting is open to anyone who identifies as a woman and is recovering from any addiction.

Offered freely – donations appreciated. Learn More >>

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


Contentment in Everyday Life with Jesse Miller & Chinh Nguyen

Wednesdays, May 23 to June 6 (7pm Online), Sunday June 10 (9am to 6pm Berkeley Shambhala)

Meditation experience is deepened through the cultivation of contentment and simplicity. This 4-week course provides an exploration of mindfulness meditation, the foundational views of the hinayana Budddhist teachings, and meditation in action for daily life. This class is open to all.  Details and registration >>

Recent News

  • New Center and Practice Leadership Announced

    The Berkeley Shambhala Director Search Committee announces with great delight the appointment of Arelly Sanchez-Shackett as new Center Director. In addition it is announced that Elena Oxman has been appointed Interim Director of Practice and Education by outgoing Center Director Rees Sweeny-Taylor. Ms. Oxman steps up after six months of brilliant service as Way of … Continue