All Programs

Pema Chodron Study Group

January 2nd—December 4th

"When you open yourself to the continually changing, impermanent, dynamic nature of your own being and of reality, you increase your capacity to love and care about other people and your capacity to not be afraid. You're able to keep your eyes open, your Continue »

Sadhana of Mahamudra

January 20th—December 15th

This powerful practice, written by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche early in his career in the West, contains many dharma teachings and much vivid imagery. It is open to all. Join us on third Sundays at 10 AM. Continue »

A Year of Deepening in Compassion

April 7th—October 20th

The path of the Bodhisattva Warrior begins with developing affection for ourselves and expands this to others, dissolving the barriers that divide us. To support this practice, the Shambhala Acharyas have offered to lead the community in a year-long serie Continue »

Shambhala Sadhana Community Practice

June 23rd—December 22nd

Open to all, including children. The Shambhala Sadhana is a meditation on one's basic goodness and the basic goodness of others and society. Once each month, we gather as a community to contemplate these themes together. Continue »

Help Build Tiny Homes with Youth Spirit Artworks!

September 21st—October 5th

The Berkeley Shambhala Center has been invited to join a team of interfaith volunteers who will be helping to build fourteen homes over the course of three weekends in August and September. Continue »

The Five Wisdoms Energies - A Yogic Practice

with Irini Rockwell

September 21st—September 22nd

Please join us for a day of discovering the Five Wisdoms within ourselves, each other and in our lives together. Continue »

Harvest of Peace Celebration

September 29th

Community celebration event, honouring the turning of the seasons with the sharing of practice, food, and conversation. Continue »

The Healing Power of the Vajrayana Path

with Acharya Christie Cashman

October 5th—October 9th

This is a restricted program—those who have been to a Sacred World Assembly, Rigden Abhisheka, or Scorpion Seal Assemblies are welcome to attend. Continue »

Mindful Aging: Making Peace with Impermanence

with Ira Rechtshaffer

October 11th

Join us for this evening to examine the challenges and the delights of the aging process as it relates with our practice as dharma practitioners. Continue »

Song of Experience—Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche in Tibet

with Acharya Richard John

November 8th—November 10th

This song of realization, called "Don't Wander!" is profound and pithy guide to the Buddhist path in only five lines. This weekend program is open to all practitioners, new and senior, who wishes to deepen their understanding and practice of meditation on Continue »

Shambhala Training Weekend II: Birth of the Warrior

with Michael Ratener

November 9th—November 10th

Having experienced a taste of basic goodness in the first weekend program, we want to go forward. Meditation practice allows us to observe how we create a cocoon of habits to mask our fear. Continue »

Warrior in the World: Shambhala Training III

with Charity Martin

December 7th—December 8th

Developing fearlessness by examining our habitual tendencies, we begin to open and engage the world directly extending this attitude of fearlessness to our everyday activities. Continue »