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

Enlightened Society Leadership Training (Spring 2017)

with Rees Sweeney-Taylor & Mina Dadgar

March 15th—June 14th

In Shambhala, all of us are leaders: in our lives, our homes, our jobs, and our personal journeys. By working with our own minds and hearts, and cultivating our own sanity, we begin to transform our culture and create good human society. Continue »

Shambhala Sadhana Community Practice

May 7th

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 »

Sangha Sunday Ngondro/Werma/Scorpion Seal Group Practice

with Faith Miller

May 14th

Calling all tantrikas for our monthly Sunday morning group practice Continue »

Sadhana of Mahamudra

May 21st

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 »

Shambhala Sadhana Community Practice

June 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/Families

Shambhala Sadhana Community Practice

May 7th

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 »

Enlightened Children’s Program

with Leslie Gossett

July 7th—July 15th

The Enlightened Children’s Program will offer the Shambhala teachings on basic goodness to participants through play, art, music, community, nature exploration, yoga, meditation and mindfulness, and more. RUNS CONCURRENT WITH ESA Continue »

Shambhala Sadhana Community Practice

August 13th

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 »