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

ONLINE Weekday Mornings plus Saturday Meditation

with Shastri Joanne Martin Braun

March 16th—June 30th

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 Wednesday Morning Meditation

with Susie Cook

March 18th—June 24th

Join us ONLINE via Zoom for meditation and a few minutes of open discussion in this time of the Sonoma center closure. Continue »

Davis Shambhala Meditation Center

Welcoming the Unwelcome: Wholehearted Living in a Brokenhearted World - An Online Book Class

March 26th—May 28th

In an increasingly polarized world, Pema offers us tools to find common ground, even when we disagree, so we can build a stronger and broader sense of community.  Continue »

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

ONLINE Sunday Morning Meditation

with Chris Bacon

April 5th—June 28th

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—June 20th

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

ONLINE White Tara

with Shastri Joanne Martin Braun

April 25th—June 13th

Join us for White Tara practice. Continue »

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

ONLINE What Does It Mean To Be White?

with Denise Blanc & Janet Ryvlin

April 26th—May 31st

Join us ONLINE as we explore what it means to be white. Continue »

Davis Shambhala Meditation Center

Kindful Resilience: Intro to Viniyoga Online

with Jan Beange

May 5th—May 26th

Do you want greater freedom and ease in body, mind and heart? Continue »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

Smile at Fear Part One: The Way of the Warrior—Online Book Study Group

with Jesse Miller & Cynthia Morin

May 5th—June 23rd

Please join us for a mutual contemplation and discussion of Chogyam Trungpa's profound teachings on working with fear and fearlessness. We will be reading from Smile at Fear: Awakening the True Heart of Bravery. Continue »

Davis Shambhala Meditation Center

The Art of Perception and Expression

May 6th—May 27th

Our feeling, moving, aware bodies are full of wisdom! DSMC is hosting this online series to introduce us to the Social Presencing of Arawana Hayashi. Led by two of Arawana's teaching team, Annie Blair and Carol Zahner. Continue »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

From the Ground Up

May 14th—June 11th

From the Ground Up, a monthly gathering spot to share your art, music, writing, stamp collection and creative energy with others. It will also be an opportunity to come together in support of the creative spirit in all of us during this difficult time. Continue »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction—An Eight-Week Online Program

with Cynthia Morin

May 23rd—July 18th

New Dates! Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction is a mindfulness training to assist people with stress, anxiety, depression and pain. Continue »

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

Practicing in the Dark Age—An ONLINE Conversation

with Acharya Richard John

May 30th

Join us online for a conversation with Acharya Richard John. This is an excellent opportunity to connect with sangha and the teachings as well as one of Northern California's favorite teachers. Continue »

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

ONLINE Deepening In Compassion Series III / Fearless Garuda: Emptiness and Absolute Bodhicitta

June 7th—July 5th

Join us online for Deepening in Compassion Series Part III: Video Teachings from the Acharyas Continue »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

Radical Responsibility: An Online Weekend Meditation Retreat

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 »