Ongoing Offerings

We are located at:

The Masonic Lodge located at 855 7th Street (corner of Beaver and 7th Street) in Santa Rosa. More →

Santa Rosa Shambhala provides these weekly offerings free to the public. No prior meditation experience is required to attend. These programs offer (free) meditation instruction upon request, and offer a great entry point for newcomers and are also suitable for meditation students at all levels of experience. Our weekly offerings provide a friendly introduction to meditation practice, Shambhala Buddhist teachings and our community.

Weekly Offerings — all are welcome

Sunday Sitting Practice: Sunday mornings   9:30–11am
Opening Chants, Sitting and Walking Meditation. Meditation instruction is available upon request. More →

First Sundays: Ongoing Study of Pema Chödrön’s Meditation Instructions:  The first Sunday of each month   9:30am–noon
The morning consists of short guided meditations, explorations, contemplations, silent tea and closes with a lively discussion with guidance from senior teacher Deborah Hoskins. More →

There is no charge but donations are always appreciated and help us provide a meditation space and Buddhist programs to the community.


Luminous Emptiness: Book Study of Francesca Fremantle's Commentary on The Tibetan Book of the Dead

with Samo Skerbec

April 9th—June 4th

“Luminous Emptiness” was the first ‘real’ translation of “The Tibetan Book of the Dead” into English. It is an extensive commentary on Tibetan Book of the Dead and contains all main concepts of the Vajrayana Buddhism. Continue »

Fearlessness In Everyday Life

May 10th—June 7th - Date postponed or cancelled

In Shambhala, fearlessness is represented by the Garuda, a mythical bird which soars in space, beyond hope and fear. Continue »

NorCal Regional Midsummer's Day Picnic at McNear's Beach Park

June 25th

Our first regional gathering since incorporating as Northern California Shambhala, we'll be gathering to celebrate Midsummer's Day, hosted by Tamalpais Shambhala. Continue »

Who Am I? The Basic Goodness of Being Human

October 8th—November 12th

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 »