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

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 »

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 »

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 »

Davis Shambhala Meditation Center

The Healing Journey: A Community Conversation

May 18th—June 15th

Healing from harm and trauma is a difficult journey. It challenges us to fully acknowledge how we’ve been harmed and harmed others, and to understand how trauma manifests. All communities can benefit from creating supportive healing environments. 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 »

Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco

Shambhala Sadhana

June 5th

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

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 »

Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco

Shambhala Sadhana

July 3rd

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 »

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 »

Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco

Shambhala Sadhana

August 3rd

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 »