Our last day of tenancy at the Masonic Lodge is April 30 (and we are not open after the last public sitting on March 24). This is a very poignant time for all of us and as we go through this dissolution and contemplate our next steps, we want to remind everyone that it is our aspiration to maintain a “strong heart” of connection with those in the local community who wish to continue practicing, studying and being together.

We will periodically post events here and send announcements via our email list as developments unfold.

Programs for Northern California USA Region

Tamalpais Shambhala Meditation Group

Basic Goodness 1: Who Am I?

with Acharya Adam Lobel & Barbara Hirschfeld

November 14th—January 9th (2020)

When we sit in meditation, and notice the fluidity of what we once thought was our solid self, the question naturally arises, "Who am I?" This course offers a six-session journey around that question, and includes meditation instruction, discussion group Continue »

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

Heart Instructions of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche - Song of Experience Weekend

with Acharya Richard John

November 23rd—November 24th

This is open to everyone. We will study and practice this text as instructions for the bodhisattva path, incorporating some of the key slogans of Lojong--mind training. Continue »

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

Heart Instructions of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche: Song of Experience

with Acharya Richard John

November 23rd—November 24th

We will study and practice the Song of Experience, Don't Wander. Continue »

Davis Shambhala Meditation Center

Sensory Awareness

November 23rd

This exploration of sensory awareness practice helps to more closely synchronize mind and body through a series of gentle exercises. Continue »

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

Reading for a New Play

with Liz Richardson

November 23rd

This event is informal and everyone is welcome to attend, ask questions and give feedback. There will be a light reception. Continue »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

Warrior in the World: Shambhala Training III

with Charity Martin

December 7th—December 8th

Developing fearlessness by examining our habitual tendencies, we begin to open and engage the world directly extending this attitude of fearlessness to our everyday activities. Continue »

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

Sadhana of Kindness: Day of Transmission and Practice

with Irv Kirschbaum & Susie Cook

December 7th

Sonoma Shambhala is pleased to offer a one-day program introducing The Sadhana of Kindness, a short liturgy invoking the moon of kindness in our hearts as the basis for establishing enlightened society. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco

Nyinthun—A Full Day of Meditation Practice

December 14th

Join the SF Shambhala community for a full day of meditation practice. Drop-ins are welcome. Continue »

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

White Tara

with Shastri Joanne Martin Braun

December 15th

Come join us to practice this supplication. Continue »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

Courageous Living: A Winter Meditation Retreat

with Shastri Sandra Ladley

December 27th—January 2nd (2020)

Winter is the natural time of year to gather in community, reflect on our lives, and set aspirations for the year to come. Whether you are a newcomer to meditation or a long-time practitioner, this retreat is the perfect opportunity to do just that. Continue »

Davis Shambhala Meditation Center

Shambhala Path of Warriorship Weekend I: Beginning and Beginning Again

with Shastri Manuel Medeiros, Elvia Garcia, Jean Kerins, Sloane Dellorto

January 11th—January 12th (2020)

In this time of confusion and chaos, we aspire to gather in retreat as a community, to bring “beginner’s mind” to that weapon of warriorship - meditation - in exploring the ground of wisdom that is hidden in full view: the basic goodness of being human Continue »

Santa Rosa Shambhala Meditation Center

The Bardos in Everyday Life Weekend Program

with Andrew Holecek

January 11th—January 12th (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 the spaciousness of that recognition invites liberation. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco

Meditation in Everyday Life: A Five-Week Course

with Kathryn Rile

January 14th—February 11th (2020)

Give yourself the gift of meditation and infuse your life and the lives of those around you with compassion, caring, and kindness. This course is great for both new and experienced meditators. Continue »

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

Power of Peacemaking

with Greg Heffron

February 8th—February 9th (2020)

Join us for a weekend of exploring communication patterns within the context of Mindful Communication and Mudra Space Awareness. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco

Shambhala Day 2020: Year of the Iron Mouse

February 24th (2020)

Save the date for Shambhala Day! Details to come. Continue »