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

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

Pandemic Practices

with Chris Bacon

June 14th—November 8th

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

Davis Shambhala Meditation Center

Foundations For Freedom-The Hinayana: The 5 Skandhas

October 8th—November 19th

An in-depth exploration of the Five Skandhas Continue »

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

Meeting Shambhala: An Introduction to the Shambhala Lineage

with Walker Blaine & Kerry Schwartz

October 18th—October 25th

Join us for the exploration and history of the Shambhala Buddhist Lineage through talks from Shambhala's Master of Liturgies Walker Blaine followed by group discussion. Continue »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

The Early Writings of Chogyam Trungpa

with Robert Ward

October 19th—November 9th

A four-week survey of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche's earliest Western writings from Meditation in Action, Mudra, and the Garuda series among others. Continue »

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

Waking Up In The Dark Age: May My Mind Become One with the Dharma

with Acharya Richard John

November 7th

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

Everything Flows Gathering 1—The Ground

with Lodro Sangpo

November 14th

In this first gathering, we will attempt to look at where we find ourselves right now and what role meditation and post-mediation can play with this. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco

Sadhana of Mahamudra

November 15th

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

Everything Flows Gathering 2—The Path

with Lodro Sangpo

December 12th

In this second gathering, we will focus on key-instructions which work with both "obstacles" and kleshas (difficult emotions) and also work with manifesting our inherent wisdom qualities. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco

Sadhana of Mahamudra

December 14th

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 »