Beautiful seasonal photo with message: Spark your heart and mind through the practice of meditation.

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.

Andrew Holecek, author and teacher

The Bardos in Everyday Life: Weekend Program with Andrew Holecek

Register now — space limited! • January 11-12 2020 We will explore the Bardo Principle and its vast application in daily life. Once we open our eyes to them, bardos are everywhere — and discovering this instills freedom. The small bardos of daily life prepare us for the big one at the end of life. We’re very pleased to once again host for the fifth year running — Buddhist teacher and author, Andrew Holecek.  More →

A note to the Community: Though our last day at our previous space was April 30, 2019, our Members and Friends have continued to gather for monthly practice and other events at member’s homes. Our aspiration is to maintain a “strong heart” of connection with those in the local community who wish to continue practicing, studying and being together.

We periodically post public events and programs here and send announcements via our email list (which you are welcome to join). If you currently receive the Northern California Shambhala newsletter you’ll hear about upcoming regional programs. There are also other local area Shambhala sanghas (Sonoma and San Rafael) that have weekly public sitting times.

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Resources for Understanding Current Events in Shambhala

As a reflection of the world we all inhabit, Shambhala International too is in the midst of its own #METOO and sorting through the realities of sexual misconduct and power abuse within our own beloved organization. This page is a virtual reading room for our community. The intent has been to update this page with new information as it becomes available … Read more →