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

The Four Noble Truths (Oakland Shambhala)

with Rob Lee

May 23rd—August 8th

Join us for a series, led by Dr. Rob Lee, on the Four Noble Truths. Continue »

Regional Midsummer Picnic

June 25th

An excellent time to relax with old sangha friends and meet new ones, with no agenda other than enjoying the rocks, trees, sky, water, and each other. Continue »

Cutting Through to Reality (Oakland Shambhala)

with Greg Heffron

June 27th

This week's gathering includes meditation instruction, sitting, and a special talk by Greg Heffron on Cutting Through to Reality, an introduction to Mudra Space Awareness. Continue »

Shambhala Sadhana Community Practice

July 2nd

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

Regional Midsummer Picnic

June 25th

An excellent time to relax with old sangha friends and meet new ones, with no agenda other than enjoying the rocks, trees, sky, water, and each other. Continue »

Shambhala Sadhana Community Practice

July 2nd

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 »