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

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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Mindful Aging: Making Peace with Impermanence

with Ira Rechtshaffer
October 11th from 7 – 9 PM

Join us for this evening to examine the challenges and the delights of the aging process as it relates with our practice as dharma practitioners. “Meditation teaches us what to let go of, but also want to hold onto, cherish or cultivate.”

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The Myth of Freedom Book Study

with Jesse Miller
Eight Tuesday evenings
October 15th – December 3rd

Please join us for a mutual exploration of the teachings of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. All are welcome.

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

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Thursday Night Sit

Thursdays from 6 – 9 PM

All who care to connect with the Dharma in openness, kindness, & genuiness are welcome to come & engage with meditation, listening & some collaborative decision making.

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Song of Experience—Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche in Tibet

with Acharya Richard John
November 8th – 10th

These newly translated teachings on meditation were given by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche in Tibet, before he was 19. These meditation teachings are very personal words of advice, given directly by the teacher to the student, known as pith instructions. This tried and true method of transmission is to wake up the student to their own experience—as it is, on the spot.

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A Year of Deepening in Compassion: 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.

Upcoming Dates

Live, in-person talk by Acharya Christy Cashman during Open House on Sunday October 6th!

Prajna & Compassion: From Empathy to Compassion
with Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown
October 20th 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 >>