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

with Shastri Joanne Martin Braun

March 2nd—July 1st (2022)

Join us for morning meditation. Continue »

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

Sadhana of Kindness Practice Third Saturday of the Month

with Susie Cook

April 18th—June 18th (2022)

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

All We Can Save

with Stephanie Hiller

September 9th—October 28th

Living with Climate Change. A Women’s Circle. Continue »

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

Sunday Pandemic Practices & Morning Sitting

with Christopher Bacon

September 12th—June 26th (2022)

Please join us for Sunday Pandemic Practices and Morning Sitting Continue »

Davis Shambhala Meditation Center

Foundations for Freedom—The Hinayana Fourth Noble Truth: The Path

with Acharya Marianne Bots & Acharya Eric Spiegel

September 16th—October 21st

This course presents the Fourth Noble Truth: The Path, and begins with an exploration of the fourth Foundation of Mindfulness, Mindfulness of Mind Continue »

Davis Shambhala Meditation Center

Awakened Heart: Shambhala Training Level IV

with Lyle Larson & Basha Hirschfeld

September 18th—September 19th

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, as it is. We find that we can extend ourselves to others fully and with kindn 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

with Robert Fox & Kerry Schwartz

September 25th—September 26th

Please join us for a fun, interactive weekend online exploring the Shambhala Art teachings. This program is for everyone interested in engagement with the intersection of creativity and contemplative practice.  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 »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

Dancing in Groundlessness: A Mahayana Awakening

with Melissa Moore

October 16th

This three-hour workshop explores the experiential realization of shunyata, or emptiness as understood on the Mahayana path of Buddhism. 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 »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

Saturday Morning with Jakusho Kwong-roshi

October 30th

Roshi will be giving a talk on the Poem by the Zen Master, Tozan Ryokai Zenji which was referenced by Suzuki Roshi, in "Zen Mind Beginner's Mind. 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 »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

Open Sky: Shambhala Training Level V

with Acharya Richard John

November 19th—November 21st

Communicating with the world gently and fearlessly, our awareness is sharpened and we find the open clear sky of mind—a delightful source of wisdom and uplifted energy. We learn to trust our nature enough to let go into the present moment. 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 »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

Living in the Challenge with Courage and Compassion: A Winter Meditation Retreat

with Holly Gayley

December 27th—January 2nd (2022)

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 »