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).


Community Events

Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco

Glimpses of Abhidharma: A Book Study Class

with Bruce Dal Santo & Valentin Ghiur

September 1st—October 13th

Join us for a quick and precise glimpse into the inner workings of prajna and the skandhas in shaping our personal experiences. Continue »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

The Early Writings of Chogyam Trungpa

with Robert Ward

September 14th—October 5th

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

Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco

Shambhala Sadhana

October 1st

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 »

Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco

Shambhala Happy Hour

October 2nd

Join us for an end of the work week Happy Hour. No schedule, no program, no staff. Just BYO cocktail/mocktail and snacks to enjoy each other's company. Continue »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

Social Presencing Theater

with Acharya Arawana Hayashi

October 3rd—October 4th

Social Presencing Theater is an innovative social art form that brings the teachings of Shambhala Art into the context of personal reflection and the ego-to-eco system social change paradigm. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco

October Community Meeting

October 4th

Please join us for our Octoner community meeting on Zoom—where we make all the decisions relevant to our center. All are welcome! Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco

Sadhana of Mahamudra

October 16th

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

The Path of Forgiveness with Eileen Barker

October 17th

Learn a highly effective and comprehensive forgiveness process that can be applied to any type of conflict or painful situation—and have the opportunity to apply these steps to your own life with lots of support. Continue »

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

Resilience in the Time of Chaos: Touching our Humanity

with Jesse Miller

October 24th

Join us online over the next 5 months as teachers from Northern California offer foundational Shambhala Teachings that uncover heart, strength and sanity in the midst of chaotic times. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco

Shambhala Sadhana

October 30th

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 »

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

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

Shambhala Sadhana

November 30th

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 »

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 »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

Winter Meditation Retreat

with Acharya Suzann Duquette

December 27th—January 2nd (2021)

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 »

Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco

Shambhala Sadhana

December 29th

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 »