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

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 »

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 »

Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco

Sadhana of Mahamudra

June 28th

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

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 »