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

Programs for Northern California USA Region

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

A Morning with Jakusho Kwong-roshi April 24 2021 Recording

April 26th—August 26th

Video Recording of Jakusho Kwong-roshi from April 24 2021 Continue »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

Secret Beyond Thought Talks One and Two Recordings

with Gaylon Ferguson

May 8th—August 14th

Recordings of talks one and two of Secret beyond Thought by Gaylon Ferguson Continue »

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

Warrior In The World: Shambhala Training Level III

with Shastri Joanne Martin Braun & Jesse Miller

June 19th—June 26th

Trusting further in basic goodness and daring to experience the sharp edge of reality, we move forward with gentleness, increased awareness, and inquisitiveness about the world. We find that we can extend ourselves to others fully and with kindness. Continue »

Tamalpais Shambhala Meditation Group

Working with Challenging Emotions—Part 2

with Basha Hirschfeld & Marie Endres

June 22nd

Join us for a deep dive in our exploration of how to work with strong emotions and discover their surprising gifts. Continue »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

The Pure Mind of Sad Joy: Tonglen and the Four Immeasurables—A Week of Retreat

with John Rockwell & Charlotte Linde

July 10th—July 16th

Our annual summer mediation retreat meets for a full week. You can attend the full retreat or any 3-hour session. The retreat will take place online. Continue »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

Exploring the Power and Practice of Ritual—invoking Drala

with Susan Arnesen & Irv Kirschbaum

July 24th

Join us for an exploration in how to relate to ritual as a practice in our homes and centers. The day will include recorded talks with senior Shambhala teachers, contemplative exercises, and discussion, as well as some introductory ritual instructions and Continue »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

Secret Beyond Thought: The Fourth of a Four Part Series on the Four Karmas

with Gaylon Ferguson

August 7th

The fourth talk in a four-part series on the four Karmas taken from a transcript of a public seminar taught by the Vidyadhara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche in February 1971. Continue »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

Dharmaraja Guru Yoga: Clarifying and Purifying Our Relationship to the Sakyong Lineage

with Acharya Dan Hessey

August 14th—August 15th

This program is restricted to vajrayana students who have receive the lung for Dharmaraja Guru Yoga. Continue »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

Shambhala Art Parts 1 and 2

September 25th—September 26th

Shambhala Art Level 1 and 2 Continue »