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).


Online Programs

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

Weekday Morning Meditation Plus Saturday

with Shastri Joanne Martin Braun

February 22nd—June 30th

Join us for morning meditation. Continue »

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

Sunday Morning Meditation

with Chris Bacon

April 5th—June 27th

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 18th

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—June 27th

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

Silicon Valley Shambhala Meditation Center

How to Meditate: A Book Study Class

with Charlotte Linde

January 7th—June 17th

Gain practical techniques for making friends with the mind and cultivating compassion for others through the study of Pema Chodron's book, "How to Meditate". Continue »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

A Morning with Jakusho Kwong-roshi April 24 2021 Recording

April 26th—August 26th

Video Recording of Jakusho Kwong-roshi from April 24 2021 Continue »

Santa Rosa Shambhala Meditation Center

New Moon Sadhana of Mahamudra

June 10th—December 4th

The Sadhana of Mahamudra is a practice written by the Vidyadhara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, the founder of Shambhala, while he was on retreat in Bhutan in 1968. Continue »

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

Opening The Closed Door - Meditation After Covid

with Stephanie Hiller & Carlos Gonzalez

June 13th

Come join us for this exploration into the intersection between neuroscience and meditation. Continue »

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

Warrior In The World: Shambhala Training Level III

with Shastri Joanne Martin Braun & Jesse Miller

June 19th—June 26th

Trusting further in basic goodness and daring to experience the sharp edge of reality, we move forward with gentleness, increased awareness, and inquisitiveness about the world. We find that we can extend ourselves to others fully and with kindness. Continue »

Tamalpais Shambhala Meditation Group

Working with Challenging Emotions—Part 2

with Basha Hirschfeld & Marie Endres

June 22nd

Join us for a deep dive in our exploration of how to work with strong emotions and discover their surprising gifts. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco

Shambhala Sadhana

June 24th

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 »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

The Pure Mind of Sad Joy: Tonglen and the Four Immeasurables—A Week of Retreat

with John Rockwell & Charlotte Linde

July 10th—July 16th

Our annual summer mediation retreat meets for a full week. You can attend the full retreat or any 3-hour session. The retreat will take place online. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco

Sadhana of Mahamudra

July 11th

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

July 23rd

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 »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

Invoking Drala: Exploring the Power and Practice of Ritual

with Susan Arnesen & Irv Kirschbaum

July 24th

Join us for an exploration in how to relate to ritual as a practice in our homes and centers. The day will include recorded talks with senior Shambhala teachers, contemplative exercises, and discussion, as well as some introductory ritual instructions and Continue »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

Secret Beyond Thought: The Fourth of a Four Part Series on the Four Karmas

with Gaylon Ferguson

August 7th

The fourth talk in a four-part series on the four Karmas taken from a transcript of a public seminar taught by the Vidyadhara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche in February 1971. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco

Sadhana of Mahamudra

August 8th

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

August 22nd

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 7th

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 20th

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 »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

Shambhala Art Parts 1 and 2

September 25th—September 26th

Shambhala Art Level 1 and 2 Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco

Sadhana of Mahamudra

October 7th

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 20th

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 4th

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 19th

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 5th

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 18th

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 »