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

The Truth of Suffering and the Path of Liberation—A Book Study Class

with Bruce Dal Santo & Valentin Ghiur

March 2nd—April 4th

This event will be taken online. Continue »

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

What Does It Mean To Be White?

with Denise Blanc & Janet Ryvlin

March 15th—April 19th - Date postponed or cancelled

Due to concerns about the COVID 19 virus SSMC is postponing this program. Continue »

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

Weekday Morning plus Saturday ONLINE Meditation

with Shastri Joanne Martin Braun

March 16th—April 4th

Join us for weekday morning virtual online meditation during this time of center closure due to the COVID 19 virus. Continue »

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

ONLINE Wednesday Morning Meditation

with Susie Cook

March 18th—April 1st

Join us ONLINE via Zoom for a half hour of meditation and a few minutes of open discussion in this time of COVID-19 and closure of the Sonoma center. Continue »

Davis Shambhala Meditation Center

Welcoming the Unwelcome: Wholehearted Living in a Brokenhearted World - An Online Book Class

March 26th—May 28th

In an increasingly polarized world, Pema offers us tools to find common ground, even when we disagree, so we can build a stronger and broader sense of community.  Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco

Contentment in Everyday Life—Online

with Kathryn Rile & Susan Arnesen

April 7th—May 5th

In Contentment in Everyday Life, meditation experience is deepened through the cultivation of contentment and simplicity. This class is open to all. Continue »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

Awaken: A Tibetan Buddhist Journey Toward Enlightenment Museum Tour

April 11th

Everyone in the community is welcome to come together and tour the new Tibetan Buddhist exhibit at the Asian Art Museum Continue »

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

Sadhana Practice - Last Sunday of the Month POSTPONED in March

April 26th—May 31st

ommunity Sadhana Practice is a time to come together in community to celebrate and strengthen our understanding of basic goodness and enlightened society. Continue »

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

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

with Irini Rockwell

May 2nd—May 3rd

Welcome to the dynamic play of the Five Wisdoms mandala. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco

Tonglen: Expanding the Heart with Wisdom with Dungse Jampal Norbu—Online

May 7th

Please join us for this online teaching from Dungse Jampal Norbu as he leads us through the practice of Tonglen. Continue »

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

All Day Meditation Retreat

with Jesse Miller

May 9th

For new and experienced practitioners alike, this all-day community meditation retreat is a rare opportunity to take a day to relax with ourselves and refresh our sense of well-being, goodness, and sanity. Continue »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

Save the Date! Miksang Contemplative Photography Level 1

with Susan Stoddard

May 16th—May 17th

Miksang, or “good eye” in Tibetan, is a process of learning to synchronize mind and body by allowing one to open to the world around us without labeling or evaluating. Continue »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

Qi Gong Level 1-2

with Michael Busby

May 23rd—May 24th

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

May 23rd

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

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

Radical Responsibility: A Summer Meditation Retreat

with Acharya Fleet Maull

June 13th—June 19th

Whether you are a newcomer to meditation or a long-time practitioner, this retreat is the perfect opportunity to settle into a week of deep meditation and reflection. During this retreat we will explore simple yet powerful tools for connecting with our in Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco

Nyinthun—A Full Day of Meditation Practice

July 18th

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