Programs for Northern California USA Region

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

Community Shambhala Sadhana

January 6th—December 1st

The Shambhala Sadhana is a chanting and visualization practice that deepens our personal and social connection with basic goodness. Written in English, it powerfully and simply communicates the essence of basic goodness and enlightened society. Continue »

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

Practice & Potluck - Shambhala Sadhana

January 10th—August 1st

Community Practice & Potluck evenings are a time to come together in community to celebrate and strengthen our understanding of basic goodness and enlightened society. Continue »

Davis Shambhala Meditation Center

Kindful Resilience: Intro to Viniyoga in Davis

with Jan Beange

April 2nd—April 30th

Do you want greater freedom and see in body, mind and heart? Continue »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

A Year of Deepening in Compassion

April 7th—July 14th

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 »

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

The Five Wisdoms Energies - A Yogic Practice

with Irini Rockwell

April 27th—April 28th

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

Tamalpais Shambhala Meditation Group

The Truth of Suffering with Jesse Miller

May 2nd—June 13th

This will be a six week study group based on "The Truth of Suffering and the Path of Liberation" by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Continue »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

Orderly Chaos: The Mandala of Human Experience

with Ira Rechtshaffer

May 4th—May 5th

This weekend workshop will be based on the mandala teachings of Chogyam Trungpa and will explore them as they relate to everyday experience. It will help us deepen our appreciation for who and what we are, where all of our parts are honored and brought in Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco

The Four Seals of Dharma with Dungse Jampal Norbu

May 9th

Join Dungse Jampal for an exploration of the Four Seals and extended discussion. The Four Seals are the cornerstones of the Buddhist path where we can return to look for guidance and challenge stagnant ideas in order to take our path forward. Continue »

Tamalpais Shambhala Meditation Group

Level II: Birth of the Warrior

with Barbara Hirschfeld & Irv Kirschbaum

May 18th—May 19th

This weekend program builds on the foundation of the meditation practice that was introduced in Level I and explores how habitual ways of thinking obscure the raw brilliance of the world we live in. Continue »

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

Orderly Chaos: The Mandala of Human Experience

with Ira Rechtshaffer

May 18th—May 19th

This weekend workshop will be based on the teachings of the mandala principle as taught by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and will explain as well as describe those teachings in relation to everyday experience. Continue »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

Being Human & the Path of Meditation: Shambhala Training Weekend I

with Jesse Miller & Susan Gluck

May 18th—May 19th

This weekend meditation retreat is the first in the The Way of Shambhala series, a path of training in meditation and mindfulness practices intended to foster fearlessness, confidence, openness, and gentleness toward ourselves and our world. It is open to Continue »

Davis Shambhala Meditation Center

Shambhala Training Weekend IlI: Warrior in the World

with Jean Kerins

June 8th—June 9th

Having discovered our own goodness and having begun to relax with the nature of fear, we can afford to be more daring, open, and genuine. Continue »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

Open Heart, Open Mind: The Path of the Bodhisattva—A Summer Meditation Retreat

with Acharya Melissa Moore

June 8th—June 14th

In this 7-day urban meditation retreat, we will engage in the practice of mindfulness-awareness meditation.The week will include sitting meditation, walking meditation, and talks. Continue »

Davis Shambhala Meditation Center

The Five Wisdoms Energies - A Yogic Practice

with Irini Rockwell

June 29th—June 30th

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

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

Varjayana Retreat

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 »

Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco

Sadhana of Mahamudra

December 27th

Our community gathers for this precious opportunity to practice the Sadhana of Mahamudra on the evenings of the new moon. All levels of students are warmly invited to participate, which is what makes this so special. Sadhanas are usually reserved for Vajr Continue »