Berkeley Shambhala Voted “Best of East Bay 2017”

The Berkeley Shambhala Center was recently voted Best of the East Bay by the East Bay Express. Here’s what they have to say:

Best Place to Think About Both Nothing and Everything at Once While Sitting on a Fancy Seat Cushion

Berkeley Shambhala

Let’s face it: Achieving everlasting enlightenment is probably not going to happen for you any time soon, or at least during this reincarnation cycle. But attending weekly meditation classes can certainly help you to become more centered and alert in your day-to-day life.

At Berkeley Shambhala, meditation instruction is available to anyone free of charge, although $5-10 donations are accepted. Classes are held for both the new and old, drawing local college students, more experienced meditators, as well as families with children. Open houses are held Wednesdays at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 10 a.m. Members can either choose to participate in meditation instruction or silent sitting and walking meditation, after which a group discussion and refreshments are provided.

For those curious about the teachings behind the center, Shambhala Buddhism is a study which involves accepting the possibility of enlightenment in one’s everyday life. Simply, it’s the idea that it’s never too late to become a little more self aware. 2288 Fulton St, No. 202, Berkeley, Berkeley.Shambhala.org. (CV)

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2 thoughts on “Berkeley Shambhala Voted “Best of East Bay 2017”

    • I love it too. Changed my life w/o me seeking to do so. Are you in the future (it’s 11:23 AM right now in the Bay Area). What’s the future like? Are there more people meditating? Considering the digitizing, un-dharma-ing state of the planet right now, I bet there will be, out of a basic realizing they have to stay human. Self-awareness, but not through selfies!

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