All Programs

All Berkeley Shambhala program and practice sessions are currently online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

A Morning with Jakusho Kwong-roshi April 24 2021 Recording

April 26th—August 26th

Video Recording of Jakusho Kwong-roshi from April 24 2021 Continue »

Secret Beyond Thought Talks One and Two Recordings

with Gaylon Ferguson

May 8th—August 14th

Recordings of talks one and two of Secret beyond Thought by Gaylon Ferguson Continue »

Secret Beyond Thought: The Fourth of a Four Part Series on the Four Karmas

with Gaylon Ferguson

August 7th

The fourth talk in a four-part series on the four Karmas taken from a transcript of a public seminar taught by the Vidyadhara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche in February 1971. Continue »

Dharmaraja Guru Yoga: Clarifying and Purifying Our Relationship to the Sakyong Lineage

with Acharya Dan Hessey

August 14th—August 15th

This program is restricted to vajrayana students who have receive the lung for Dharmaraja Guru Yoga. Continue »

Understanding the Heart Sutra

with David Hope

September 11th

The Heart Sutra is a valuable antidote to our universal human tendency to create confusion. It helps us realize and let go of these habits. Join us for this profound exploration of one of Mahayana Buddhism's core texts of the teachings on Emptiness Continue »

Shambhala Art Parts 1 and 2

with Robert Fox & Kerry Schwartz

September 25th—September 26th

Please join us for a fun, interactive weekend online exploring the Shambhala Art teachings. This program is for everyone interested in engagement with the intersection of creativity and contemplative practice.  Continue »

Dancing in Groundlessness: A Mahayana Awakening

with Melissa Moore

October 16th

This three-hour workshop explores the experiential realization of shunyata, or emptiness as understood on the Mahayana path of Buddhism. Continue »

Winter Meditation Retreat

with Holly Gayley

December 27th—January 2nd (2022)

Winter is the natural time of year to gather in community, reflect on our lives, and set aspirations for the year to come. Whether you are a newcomer to meditation or a long-time practitioner, this retreat is the perfect opportunity to do just that. Continue »