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).


Buddhist Studies

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

Medicine Buddha Teachings Recording

with Jay Lippman

June 1st—July 15th

In times of sickness and suffering, the Medicine Buddha is an ancient and renowned spiritual antidote. It is the perfect meditation practice during the coronavirus pandemic. This recording is open to all. Continue »

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

ONLINE Pandemic Practices

with Chris Bacon

June 14th—July 26th

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

Davis Shambhala Meditation Center

Foundations for Freedom: The Hinayana Course 1 The First Noble Truth

with Megan Murphy & Jean Kerins

June 18th—July 16th

In Buddhism, the hinayana is known as a profound method for coming to understand the dynamics of suffering and forging a path (yana) that leads to the development of peace. Continue »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

Smile at Fear Part Two: The Path Of Fearlessness—Online Book Study Group

with Jesse Miller & Cynthia Morin

July 7th—August 11th

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 »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

Radical Responsibility: An Online Weekend Social Action Training

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 »

Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco

Sadhana of Mahamudra

July 19th

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

Integrating our Masculine and Feminine Aspects

with Ira Rechtshaffer

July 25th

Join us as we uncover the masculine and feminine energies already embedded within ourselves and learn how to elicit their complementary powers, not only to further our own psycho-spiritual development, but also to be part of the necessary movement of inte Continue »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

Overcoming Fear in the Dark Age

with Jay Lippman

August 1st

In this workshop we will review the Buddhist remedies for fear and the other strong emotions found in the mindfulness and compassion traditions, and introduce the powerful Shambhala meditation for overcoming fear as taught by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco

Sadhana of Mahamudra

August 18th

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 »