Our Community

Our Sonoma Shambhala community is diverse, capable, and heartfelt. Our members and friends include dedicated senior teachers who have walked the Shambhala Buddhist path for many years, and enthusiastic newcomers who are just discovering our teachings on realizing basic goodness and building enlightened society.

We offer a variety of programs throughout the year that introduce and deepen the Shambhala teachings.

Our Center’s schedule of upcoming and ongoing Programs.
The full spectrum of the Way of Shambhala programs.
View the Shambhala Vision.
Our Center’s Vision and Mission Statement.
Explore Volunteer Opportunities with our Center.

Commitment to Caring for Our Community:

We continue to be committed to providing as much space as we can for our community to come together, share, process, and envision what it means to be a member in Sonoma. We are committed to offering teachings and events that encourage our community to continue to thrive and grow. Our teachings are our well-spring of wisdom about how to navigate and meet these challenging times directly with kindness, intelligence, and fearlessness.

The Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center is committed to being a safe space for all. Shambhala is committed to a practice, study, and community environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. It is each person’s right to be free from harassment, mistreatment, and discrimination.

Resources from Shambhala International:

In March 2018, the Kalapa Council (the governing body of Shambhala) announced new initiatives to address harm and misconduct. Shambhala International has created this webpage of resources, including updates, FAQs, and initiatives in place to reduce harm and facilitate healing, including the work with An Olive Branch.

Video

Joanna Macy on The Shambhala Warrior: This video is available for your viewing at https://vimeo.com/191169785

Questions about any part of the process, you are welcome to contact Director Susie Cook at suscookie@gmail.com .