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

Online Programs

Smile at Fear Part Two: The Path Of Fearlessness—Online Book Study Group

with Jesse Miller & Cynthia Morin

July 7th—August 11th

Please join us for a mutual contemplation and discussion of Chogyam Trungpa's profound teachings on working with fear and fearlessness. We will be reading from Smile at Fear: Awakening the True Heart of Bravery. Continue »

Creating Good Human Society within the Racism Pandemic

with Charlene Leung

August 15th

How can we create good human society given the systemic racism that has been exposed by the coronavirus pandemic? Join us for talk, guided meditation, and speaking from the heart in small groups. Continue »

How We Talk to Ourselves: the Basic Goodness of Mindful Speech, the Mindlessness of Losing Our Confidence, and How it Can Affect Others

with Greg Heffron

August 22nd

Using simple metaphors and exercises, this talk aims to root us in the good connection we have with our own experience, and to uncover how, if ignored, our self-aggression can end up harming others. Continue »

Smile at Fear Part Three: Riding the Energy of Windhorse—Online Book Study Group

with Jesse Miller & Cynthia Morin

August 25th—September 29th

Please join us for a mutual contemplation and discussion of Chogyam Trungpa's profound teachings on working with fear and fearlessness. We will be reading from Smile at Fear: Awakening the True Heart of Bravery. Continue »

The Early Writings of Chogyam Trungpa

with Rob Ward

September 14th—October 5th

A four-week survey of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche's earliest Western writings from Meditation in Action, Mudra, and the Garuda series among others. Continue »