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—May 31st

Join us for morning meditation. Continue »

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

Sunday Morning Meditation

with Chris Bacon

April 5th—May 30th

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—June 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—May 30th

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 »

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

Conversations on Racism in America through Film

with Janet Ryvlin & Denise Blanc

January 24th—April 18th

Join us for a film and discussion on race in America today. Continue »

Santa Rosa Shambhala Meditation Center

Contentment in Everyday Life—A Five-Week Online Course

with Robert Fox & Susan Gluck

March 16th—April 13th

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

Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco

Sadhana of Mahamudra

April 13th

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 »

Tamalpais Shambhala Meditation Group

Crazy Wisdom Book Study with Jesse Miller

with Jesse Miller

April 15th—June 10th

A collaborative book study of Crazy Wisdom, a collection by Chogyam Trungpa. Continue »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

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

with Gaylon Ferguson

April 17th

The second 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 »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

A Morning with Jakusho Kwong-Roshi

April 24th

Join us as we welcome Jakusho Kwong-roshi, a dear decades-long friend to our Shambhala community, for this morning talk. Continue »

Davis Shambhala Meditation Center

Birth of the Warrior: Shambhala Training Level II

with Lyle Larson & Kathryn Rile

April 24th—April 25th

Cultivate the willingness to observe your cocoon of habitual fear and defense mechanisms through meditation practice. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco

Shambhala Sadhana

April 25th

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

The Path To Enlightenment: 10 Pictures and 6 Stanzas

with Lou Braun

May 1st

You are invited to join us on a contemplative journey through the stages of the Buddhist path to enlightenment. Continue »

Silicon Valley Shambhala Meditation Center

Joy in Everyday Life

with Kathryn Rile

May 11th—June 8th

Through an exploration of the Buddhist teachings on intelligent compassion towards others, we begin to discover the joy of discipline, health and bravery. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco

Sadhana of Mahamudra

May 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 »

Santa Rosa Shambhala Meditation Center

Waking Up in the Dark Age: May Confusion Dawn as Wisdom

with Acharya Richard John

May 15th

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

Shambhala Sadhana

May 26th

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

Mahamudra: Origins, Universality, and Practices

with Jay Lippman

May 29th

This restricted program is open to Shambhala vajrayana practitioners. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco

Sadhana of Mahamudra

June 10th

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

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

with Gaylon Ferguson

June 12th

The third 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 »

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

Warrior In The World: Shambhala Training Level III

with Shastri Joanne Martin Braun

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 »

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

Save the Date! Summer Meditation Retreat

with John Rockwell & Charlotte Linde

July 10th—July 16th

Save the date for our Summer Mediation Retreat with John Rockwell and Charlotte Linde. Check back for details. 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 »

Tamalpais Shambhala Meditation Group

Fearlessness in Everyday Life

July 22nd—August 19th

Through an exploration of the Buddhist teachings of mind and the nature of reality, we learn to see clearly. We dare to face life and death as they are. The meditator, open to uncertainty, goes beyond the emotions of hope and fear to experience equanimity 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

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 »

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 »