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

Programs for Northern California USA Region

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

Heart Advice from Pema Chodron: Falling Apart and Coming Together

with Rachel Anderson & Janet Ryvlin

December 5th—January 23rd

Read and discuss When Things Fall Apart, view Pema’s related online talks, and use somatic practices and group activities to deepen our capacity to remain stable and steady, kind and compassionate, and open and courageous. Continue »

Davis Shambhala Meditation Center

Deepening Compassion and the Mahayana Path: Maitri and the Four Immeasurables

January 10th—March 28th

In Tibetan Buddhism the path of compassion begins with developing affection for ourselves (maitri) and training in expanding this warm feeling to others, thus dissolving the barriers that divide us. Continue »

Tamalpais Shambhala Meditation Group

Fearlessness In Everyday Life

with Shastri Joanne Martin Braun & Barbara Hirschfeld

January 18th—February 17th

Through an exploration of the Shambhala Buddhist teachings of mind and the nature of reality, we learn to face life and death as they truly are. Continue »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

Seeing with Fresh Eyes

with Anne Saitzyk & Steve Saitzyk

January 22nd

Our fixed ideas about ourselves and our world, color our perceptions. Is it possible to experience an open moment that is fresh and free from our projections, ideas and concepts?  Continue »

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

Great Eastern Sun

with Shastri Joanne Martin Braun & Jesse Miller

February 5th—February 6th

Great Eastern Sun marks the beginning of the Shambhala Training Sacred Path, which introduces advanced warriorship practices that extend the basic mindfulness-awareness meditation and principles of warriorship introduced in Weekends I-V. Continue »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

The Future is Open: Karma and Commitment

with Gaylon Ferguson

February 19th—March 5th

Closely examine your experience of karma and the commitments of the three Buddhist vows. Insight into karmic causes-and-effects is an essential part of the earliest teachings of the Buddha. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco

Foundations of the Shambhala Path

with Jesse Miller

February 23rd—April 27th

Please join us for a collaborative online contemplation and discussion of the Shambhala teachings. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco

Shambhala Sadhana

April 16th

A time for our community to come together to practice the Shambhala Sadhana. All are welcome—and encouraged—to join, no matter what your level of experience. Continue »