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

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 »

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 »

Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco

White Fragility: A Book Study Class

with Janet Ryvlin, Denise Blanc, Susan Arnesen

July 9th—August 27th

With directness and compassion, DiAngelo allows us to understand racism as a practice not restricted to ‘bad people'. White Fragility provides important antiracist understanding and essential strategies for white people who truly endeavor to be a part of Continue »

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

ONLINE What Does It Mean To Be White?

with Denise Blanc & Janet Ryvlin

July 11th—August 15th

Join us for this series of classes on "what it means to be white". 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

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 »

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 »

Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco

Shambhala Sadhana

September 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

Sadhana of Mahamudra

September 17th

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

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

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »