Programs for Northern California USA Region

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

Fully Alive: A Video Retreat with Pema Chödrön

June 9th—June 30th

Join us for Fully Alive: A video series with Pema Chödrön after sitting on Sundays in June beginning on June 9th, 2019. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco

The Joyful Snow Lion: Exertion

with Acharya Moh Hardin

June 16th

The fourth in a series of online Buddhist Mahayana teachings taught by the Shambhala acharyas. This will replace our regularly-scheduled Open House. Continue »

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

Third Friday Movie Night - Frozen Worlds

June 21st

Please join us on the third Friday of each month for a great movie! Continue »

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

Midsummer's Day Picnic Lunch Community Celebration

June 23rd

Join us for celebrating Midsummer's Day together in community. 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 »

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

All Day Meditation Retreat

with Jesse Miller

June 29th

For new and experienced practitioners alike, this all-day community meditation retreat is a rare opportunity to take a day to relax with ourselves and refresh our sense of well-being, goodness, and sanity. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco

The Joyful Snow Lion: Live Group Discussion

June 30th

The fifth in a series of online Buddhist Mahayana teachings taught by the Shambhala acharyas. This will replace our regularly-scheduled Open House. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco

The Joyful Snow Lion: Samadhi

with Ashe Acharya John Rockwell

July 14th

The final of a series of online Buddhist Mahayana teachings taught by the Shambhala acharyas. This will replace our regularly-scheduled Open House. Continue »

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

Deepening in Compassion: Video Talks with Acharyas

July 14th—August 18th

Our series will begin with The Four Immeasurables: The Tiger, Friendly to Self & Merciful to Other. Join us for this series of teachings on deepening in compassion. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco

The Fragrance of Emptiness —A Book-Study Class Exploring The Heart Sutra

with Bruce Dal Santo

July 16th—August 3rd

The Heart Sutra is of the most beloved and inspiring texts in the Buddhist canon. Join us in this book-study class exploring to broaden our perception of the world and challenge our assumptions about the nature of reality. Continue »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

The Five Wisdoms Energies - A Yogic Practice

with Irini Rockwell

August 17th—August 18th

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

Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco

Rites of Passage: A Contemplative Retreat for 8-11 Year Olds

with Leslie Gossett

September 6th—September 14th

Rites of Passage marks and honors the transition that occurs in children at age 8 to 11. The program will take place at a lovely group campsite in the redwoods, near San Francisco. Continue »

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

Warrior In The World: Shambhala Training Level III

with Shastri Joanne Martin Braun & Jesse Miller

September 14th—September 15th

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 »

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 »