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

Once Monthly Community Practice & Potluck - Sadhana of Mahamudra

January 10th—March 7th

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 »

Tamalpais Shambhala Meditation Group

Pema Chodrön on Death and Dying - *NEW DATES*

with Sarah Woodard

January 17th—April 11th

We will be studying materials from Pema Chodrön on death and dying and the bardos in between. We will be watching a video teaching by Pema each week followed by discussion. Continue »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

Taoist Qigong Level 3

with Shastri David Stone

February 16th—February 17th

The Qigong practices brought to us by Dr. Eva Wong, the internal energy aspects of the exercises and their healing properties become more salient and explicit. Prerequisites apply. Continue »

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

Sadhana of Mahamudra Practice Day

with Jesse Miller

February 16th

Please join us for this day of discussing and practicing the Sadhana of Mahamudra with Jesse Miller. Continue »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

A Year of Deepening in Compassion

February 17th—April 21st

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 »

Davis Shambhala Meditation Center

Milarepa Day

February 18th

Please join us for the annual regional celebration of Milarepa Day Continue »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

Shambhala Ritual Academy, Year Two

with Acharya Suzann Duquette & Andrea Doukas

February 22nd—February 24th

Shambhala Ritual Academy, Year Two, builds on the view of ritual and practices presented in the first International Shambhala Ritual Academy and presents teachings from the second International Academy Continue »

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

Diversity & Inclusivity

with Janet Ryvlin

February 24th—March 24th

Please join us for this day of exploring together the experience and habits of mind that permeate diversity & inclusivity in our culture. Continue »

Davis Shambhala Meditation Center

The Heart Sutra

with Acharya David Schneider

March 1st—March 2nd

For centuries, the Heart Sutra has been recited in meditation centers all around the world. Continue »

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

Shambhala Training Level I Weekend: Reclaiming What It Means To Be Human

with Manuel Medeiros

March 8th—March 10th

For new meditators or those looking to reconnect with meditation practice. An introduction to the basic foundations of meditation and the Shambhala teachings on universal human wisdom. Continue »

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

Free Public Talk: Reclaiming What It Means To Be Human

with Manuel Medeiros

March 8th

Join us Friday evening for Reclaiming What It Means To Be Human: A Free Public Talk. Continue »

Davis Shambhala Meditation Center

Shambhala Training Weekend II: Discover Your Inner Warrior

with Dr. Henry Mchenry

March 9th—March 10th

Having experienced a taste of basic goodness, we want to go forward. Meditation practice allows us to observe how we create a cocoon of habits to mask our fear. We begin to appreciate that there is no fundamental obstacle to experiencing basic goodness. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco

Pruning Our Way to Heaven: Less is More

with Alice Tarkeshi

March 9th

In this creative workshop, we will explore space in relation to the aesthetics of Japanese Ikebana—an approach to flower design based in the principles of Heaven, Earth, and Human. Continue »

Davis Shambhala Meditation Center

Kindness of Body, Speech and Mind

with Jan Beange, Elvia Garcia, Lyle Larson

March 14th—March 28th

How to apply the path of Shambhala to the challenges of our hyper-polarized and frenetic world Continue »

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

The Five Wisdoms Energies - A Yogic Practice

with Irini Rockwell

April 6th—April 7th

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 and the Path of Liberation

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 »