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Shambhala Vision is rooted in the principle that every human being has a fundamental nature of basic goodness. This nature can be developed in daily life so that it radiates out to family, friends, community and society.

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Shambhala Sadhana New Year’s Practice and Celebration

January 3 (Wednesday 6:30-9:00 pm), everyone is invited to come chant the Shambhala Sadhana and afterwards, join in a community celebration. More

First Sundays: Ongoing study of Pema Chödrön’s meditation instructions

We continue utilizing Pema Chödrön’s book How to Meditate as a springboard to explore and deepen our practice and to work with our own minds. All are welcome to join us in this exploration. More →

The Moon of Kindness: A Societal Winter Retreat

December 27 to January 2 (2018) at Berkeley Shambhala. Acharya Melissa Moore invites us to deepen our societal practice of kindness to self, other and society, tapping into the potency of the heart. Open to all. Shamatha (sitting meditation) and Vajrayana tracks, as well as a Families and Children’s program will be available. More →

Ongoing Offerings

Our center offers several weekly offerings free to the public, including public sitting meditation hours and dharma talks. No prior meditation experience required to attend. All are welcome. More →

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Dream Yoga: A Deeper Dive with Andrew Holecek

Sleeping and dreaming provide a precious opportunity for psychological growth and spiritual awakening. Coming January 13-14 2018! We’re very pleased to once again host Buddhist teacher and author, Andrew Holecek More →

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Shambhala Sadhana Community Practice

A monthly gathering for this chanting and visualization practice written by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. The Shambhala Sadhana powerfully and simply communicates the essence of basic goodness and enlightened society. More →

2017-2018 Way of Shambhala Trainings

Shambhala offers an extensive structured path of training in authentic meditation practices and teachings for people who are interested in pursuing such a path. The name of this path is The Way of Shambhala. For a simple introduction, consider a day-long workshop, a course or a weekend program. Check out the many offerings throughout the Northern California Shambhala mandala.

Featured Programs

Who Am I? The Basic Goodness of Being Human

with Acharya Adam Lobel

January 17th—February 21st

In this first course of the Basic Goodness Series, we will look at our assumptions about who we are as human beings while fully recognizing the influences that shape our identity. Continue »

Sadhana of Mahamudra Community Practice 2018

January 21st—June 10th

The Sadhana of Mahamudra is a meditation practice and liturgy chanted by the Shambhala community on the new or full moon days of the lunar calendar, open to all. Continue »

Shambhala Sadhana Full Moon Community Practice 2018

January 28th—June 24th

The Shambhala Sadhana is simple and quite powerful in its direct approach to basic goodness and is open to all Shambhala community members and friends. Continue »