Open House

Every Sunday Morning 9:00am to 12 noon

Please join us every Sunday morning for our open house. Sunday morning practice begins with morning chants, and then proceeds with sitting and walking meditation. There are several sessions of sitting meditation separated by two sessions of walking meditation. There are a variety of cushions, as well as chairs available to be used in any way you need. Berkeley Shambhala Center is dedicated to supporting everyone in their meditation practice.

Meditation instruction is available free of charge at 10:00 AM. It is not necessary to arrive at 9 AM if you want instruction. Meditation instruction is also available on Wednesday nights.

We run a Children’s Program between 9:45 and 11:45 AM! Children 3 and up are invited to come for games, drawing, songs, and even some meditation instruction and yoga. If your child is under 3, a parent must be present.

Open House Schedule:

Community Sit                 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Children’s Program      9:45-11:45 AM

Meditation Instruction    10:00 AM

Morning Talk                   11:00 AM

Bookstore Open              11:30 AM

If you have questions or comments please contact Nick Goncalves:

Open House includes a Dharma talk or discussion at 11:00am, hosted by senior students of the Vidyadhara Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. An informal reception with refreshments follows the dharma talk.

Find how to get to our Shambhala Centre here.