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

Weekday Mornings plus Saturday Meditation

with Shastri Joanne Martin Braun

March 16th—November 7th

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

Sunday Morning Meditation

with Chris Bacon

April 5th—November 8th

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

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

Sadhana of Kindness Practice—Third Saturday of the Month

with Irv Kirschbaum & Susie Cook

April 18th—December 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 »

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

Pandemic Practices

with Chris Bacon

June 14th—November 8th

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

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

Resilience in the Time of Chaos: Touching our Humanity

with Jesse Miller

October 24th

Join us online over the next 5 months as teachers from Northern California offer foundational Shambhala Teachings that uncover heart, strength and sanity in the midst of chaotic times. 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 »

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

Waking Up In The Dark Age: May My Mind Become One with the Dharma

with Acharya Richard John

November 7th

The Four Dharmas of Gampopa is one of the most elegant pith instructions describing the dynamic process of the buddhist path. Each of the Four Dharmas contains practice advice that is accessible and free of intellectual speculation, and yet relevant. 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 »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

Winter Meditation Retreat

with Acharya Suzann Duquette

December 27th—January 2nd (2021)

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 »

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 »