In April 2019 we left our tenancy at the Masonic Lodge. Until the COVID-19 pandemic, our Members and Friends had continued to gather for monthly practice and other events at member’s homes. Our aspiration has been to maintain a “strong heart” of connection with those in the local community who wish to continue practicing, studying, and being together. As many others are, we currently gather online via Zoom.

Once we are able to again host public events, they will be posted on our website and we’ll send announcements via our email list (which you are welcome to join).


Practice Events

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

ONLINE Weekday Mornings plus Saturday Meditation

with Shastri Joanne Martin Braun

March 16th—August 31st

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 Sunday Morning Meditation

with Chris Bacon

April 5th—August 30th

Join us for ONLINE Sunday Morning Meditation. Everyone is welcome! Continue »

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

ONLINE Sadhana of Kindness Practice - Third Saturday of the Month

with Irv Kirschbaum & Susie Cook

April 18th—September 19th

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

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

Medicine Buddha Teachings Recording

with Jay Lippman

June 1st—July 15th

In times of sickness and suffering, the Medicine Buddha is an ancient and renowned spiritual antidote. It is the perfect meditation practice during the coronavirus pandemic. This recording is open to all. Continue »

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

ONLINE Pandemic Practices

with Chris Bacon

June 14th—July 26th

Please join us for Pandemic Practices that are recommended by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Continue »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

Radical Responsibility: An Online Weekend Social Action Training

with Acharya Fleet Maull

July 18th—July 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. Learn simple yet powerful tools for connecting with our innate goodness and wisdom. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco

Sadhana of Mahamudra

July 19th

Our community gathers for this precious opportunity to practice the Sadhana of Mahamudra on the evenings of the new moon. All levels of students are warmly invited to participate, which is what makes this so special. Continue »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

Overcoming Fear in the Dark Age

with Jay Lippman

August 1st

In this workshop we will review the Buddhist remedies for fear and the other strong emotions found in the mindfulness and compassion traditions, and introduce the powerful Shambhala meditation for overcoming fear as taught by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco

Shambhala Sadhana

August 3rd

A time for our community to come together to practice the Shambhala Sadhana. All are welcome—and encouraged—to join, no matter what your level of experience. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco

Sadhana of Mahamudra

August 18th

Our community gathers for this precious opportunity to practice the Sadhana of Mahamudra on the evenings of the new moon. All levels of students are warmly invited to participate, which is what makes this so special. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco

Shambhala Sadhana

September 1st

A time for our community to come together to practice the Shambhala Sadhana. All are welcome—and encouraged—to join, no matter what your level of experience. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco

Sadhana of Mahamudra

September 17th

Our community gathers for this precious opportunity to practice the Sadhana of Mahamudra on the evenings of the new moon. All levels of students are warmly invited to participate, which is what makes this so special. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco

Shambhala Sadhana

October 1st

A time for our community to come together to practice the Shambhala Sadhana. All are welcome—and encouraged—to join, no matter what your level of experience. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco

Sadhana of Mahamudra

October 16th

Our community gathers for this precious opportunity to practice the Sadhana of Mahamudra on the evenings of the new moon. All levels of students are warmly invited to participate, which is what makes this so special. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco

Shambhala Sadhana

October 30th

A time for our community to come together to practice the Shambhala Sadhana. All are welcome—and encouraged—to join, no matter what your level of experience. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco

Sadhana of Mahamudra

November 15th

Our community gathers for this precious opportunity to practice the Sadhana of Mahamudra on the evenings of the new moon. All levels of students are warmly invited to participate, which is what makes this so special. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco

Shambhala Sadhana

November 30th

A time for our community to come together to practice the Shambhala Sadhana. All are welcome—and encouraged—to join, no matter what your level of experience. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco

Sadhana of Mahamudra

December 14th

Our community gathers for this precious opportunity to practice the Sadhana of Mahamudra on the evenings of the new moon. All levels of students are warmly invited to participate, which is what makes this so special. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco

Shambhala Sadhana

December 29th

A time for our community to come together to practice the Shambhala Sadhana. All are welcome—and encouraged—to join, no matter what your level of experience. Continue »