Community

As a community, we seek to be diverse, caring, and to have an impact on our larger society and world. We welcome all people of all races, religions, countries of origin, sexual orientations, genders, and abilities. We aspire to create spaces that are brave and safe enough for all to participate in them.

Our members and friends include dedicated senior teachers who have walked the Shambhala Buddhist path for many years, and enthusiastic newcomers who are just discovering our teachings on realizing basic goodness and building enlightened society.

Children and families are welcome to come for meditation instruction or discussion on Wednesdays at 7:00 or 7:45pm or on Sundays at 10:00 a.m. for meditation instruction and/or at 11:30 a.m. for our dharma talk. At this time, we are not providing childcare in a formal fashion. We recommend that you bring a quiet project for you child to work on during the instruction or talk. They can sit on a cushion near you or at the back of the meditation room. For more information, or if you would like to help start a family and children’s program, please contact us at <shambhalaberkeley@gmail.com>.


Community Events

Shambhala Sadhana Community Practice

with Shastri Sandra Ladley

December 3rd—February 4th

All community members and their families are invited to gather on the Sunday mornings close to the full moons to practice the Shambhala Sadhana. Continue »

Children's Teacher Training: An Introduction to Being with Children in Shambhala

with Leslie Gossett & Anna Grohens

January 21st

Join us for an afternoon of exploring what it means to be a volunteer teacher for children at our Shambhala centers. Continue »

Courageous Compassion: Friday Night Public Talk

with Rev. angel Kyodo williams

February 2nd

Join Rev. angel Kyodo williams, Sensei for a free, introductory, Friday night talk on this weekend's theme about Fearlessness in the Face of the Dark Ages. There is limited seating, so please make certain to register online in advance to reserve your spot Continue »

Courageous Compassion: Disrupting Societal Patterns and Institutional Oppression

with Rev. angel Kyodo williams & Shastri Charlene Leung

February 3rd—February 4th

In the face of today’s political and social unrest, is it possible to create a wise, kind, and strong human society? What does it take to establish enlightened human society, as the Shambhala teachings profess? Join Rev. angel Kyodo Williams and Shastri C Continue »

Feel Human Again: Shambhala Training Level 1

with Shastri Charlene Leung & Cody McGough

March 3rd—March 4th

This mindfulness meditation retreat weekend presents the view that human beings, at their core, are fundamentally awake. Continue »

Children/Families

Shambhala Sadhana Community Practice

with Shastri Sandra Ladley

December 3rd—February 4th

All community members and their families are invited to gather on the Sunday mornings close to the full moons to practice the Shambhala Sadhana. Continue »

Sunday Morning Children's Program

with Leslie Gossett

December 3rd—May 6th

On the first Sunday of the month, concurrent with Shambhala Sadhana and Welcome to Shambhala, we will offer a space of play, connection and trust where children can connect with their own inherent wisdom and kindness. Continue »

Children's Teacher Training: An Introduction to Being with Children in Shambhala

with Leslie Gossett & Anna Grohens

January 21st

Join us for an afternoon of exploring what it means to be a volunteer teacher for children at our Shambhala centers. Continue »

The Heart of Being with Children

with Leslie Gossett & Anna Grohens

January 22nd—February 26th

Do you want deeper, more genuine connections with the children in your life? Join us on this exploration of our relationships with children, childhood and ourselves. Continue »

Save the Date for Family Spring Break Retreat

with Leslie Gossett & Kate Raddock

April 2nd—April 6th

Spend your spring break in the Shambhala community. Experience relaxation and connection through contemplative activities for the whole family. Continue »