Community

There are no programs at this time

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

Sadhana of Mahamudra

January 29th—October 16th

This Vajrayana practice is open to everyone and is a means of overcoming obstacles in one's practice and life. The Sadhana consists of brief silent meditation, chanting, and mantra recitation. Continue »

What is Whiteness? Exploring our White Cultural Conditioning: A Monthly Discussion Series

with Lea Stotland

March 16th—August 17th

An ongoing, monthly discussion series, for those who identify as White, to support deep work toward understanding how race and whiteness operate within ourselves, our communities, and beyond. Continue »

Out with a Bang, in with a Boom!

with Cody McGough, Arelly Sanchez Shackett, Rees Sweeney-Taylor

June 2nd

Come celebrate our new members and our new leadership, and stay for some tasty dinner and dancing! Continue »

Community Shambhala Sadhana

June 3rd

One Sunday morning each month, around the time of the full moon, we practice the Shambhala Sadhana as a community. Meditators at all levels of practice are invited to attend. Continue »

Annual Northern California Mid-Summer Day Picnic

June 24th

Please join us for the Annual Northern California Regional Midsummer Day Picnic at beautiful McNear's Beach Park in San Rafael, on the shores of San Pablo Bay. Continue »