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 offers an array of weekly ongoing offerings free to the public. No prior meditation experience required to attend. Most programs offer (free) meditation instruction upon request. These programs are a great entry point for newcomers and suitable for meditation students at all levels of experience. They offer a friendly introduction to meditation practice, Shambhala Buddhist teachings and our community. All are welcome.

Weekly Offerings — all are welcome

Open House Shambhala Dharma Night: Wednesday evenings   7–8:30pm
Our Open House is a great entry point for newcomers and suitable for meditation students at all levels of experience. Meditation instruction is given at 7pm.  More →

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 to the community.


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with Samo Skerbec

April 9th—June 4th

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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 »

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 »