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

Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco

Meditation in Everyday Life: A Five-Week Course

with Kathryn Rile & Susan Arnesen

January 14th—February 11th

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 »

Tamalpais Shambhala Meditation Group

Basic Goodness 2 - How Can I Help?

with Acharya Arawana Hayashi

February 6th—March 12th

Basic Goodness 2 - Basic Goodness of Society: How Can I Help? Continue »

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

Power of Peacemaking

with Greg Heffron

February 8th—February 9th

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

Mamo Chants: Clear Out Our Karma for a Fresh Start

February 13th—February 22nd

The mamo chant is an elaborate protector offering traditionally recited from the twentieth through the twenty-ninthdays of the last lunar month of the Tibetan year. By reciting the chant, we tune into the protector principle of awareness and reconnect wit Continue »

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

Pacifying The Turmoil of the Mamos

February 13th—February 22nd

Please join us in pacifying the turmoil of the mamos. Continue »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

Five Wisdoms: Understanding the Feminine and Masculine of Who We Are

with Irini Rockwell

February 21st—February 23rd

This program engages us in the immediate experience of our embodied energy and the dynamic energies of our world. Continue »

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

Neutral Day

February 23rd

Please join us in uplifting the center in preparation for Shambhala Day's fresh start to the new year. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco

Neutral Day: Clean the Center for the New Year

February 23rd

Neutral Day is the day before Shambhala Day. We will gather at the Shambhala Center for a thorough cleaning to start the new year fresh. Continue »

Davis Shambhala Meditation Center

Shambhala Day

February 24th

Shambhala Day marks the beginning of the New Year, and represents one of the most important traditions of Shambhala Buddhism. Continue »

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

Shambhala Day Celebration

March 1st

Join us to celebrate Shambhala Day together in Community! Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco

The Truth of Suffering and the Path of Liberation

with Bruce Dal Santo, Peter Dobbin, Valentin Ghiur

March 2nd—April 4th

Join us for this book study class based upon this text by inspiring teaching by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche Continue »

Davis Shambhala Meditation Center

Welcoming the Unwelcome: Wholehearted Living in a Brokenhearted World

March 12th—May 14th

Join us in exploring Ani Pema's first new book of spiritual teachings in over seven years. Ani Pema offers fresh wisdom, heartfelt reflections, and the signature humor and insight that have made her a beloved guide during turbulent times. Continue »

Davis Shambhala Meditation Center

Way of Shambhala Weekend IV: Awakened Heart

with Charity Martin

March 13th—March 15th

In Level IV, we will learn to allow our heart and intuition to open so that we can communicate fully with the world. Continue »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

Qi Gong Level 1-2

with Michael Busby

March 14th—March 15th

Everyone is invited to this foundational class on the path of Qi Gong. This weekend is designed to cultivate strength of body and calmness and clarity of mind through Taoist practices that integrate movement, breath, and qi (internal energy) Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco

Nyinthun—A Full Day of Meditation Practice

March 28th

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

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

Sadhana of Kindness: Day of Transmission and Practice

with Irvin Kirschbaum & Susie Cook

March 28th

The Sadhana of Kindness is a short liturgy invoking the moon of kindness in our heart as the basis for establishing enlightened society. Continue »

Davis Shambhala Meditation Center

Way of Shambhala Weekend V - Open Sky

with Shastri Sandra Ladley

April 17th—April 19th

Way of Shambhala Weekend V (Level V) - Open Sky, introduces a meditation practice that builds upon the mindfulness-awareness technique of Way of Shambhala Weekend IV. This cumulative program guides students to a place beyond the gaze, where every moment i Continue »