Shambhala Meditation: Feeling, Being & Touching Basic Goodness

with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche & Marcia Clayburg

March 10th

Date details +
  • $40 Program Price
  • $25 Member Price
  • $55 Patron
Room: Meditation Hall

Shambhala Meditation:

Feeling, Being & Touching Basic Goodness 

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche (in video teachings)

with Facilitating Teachers

Shastri Joanne Martin Braun 

Registration is open! please scroll down to register now.

We live in complicated times. In the midst of great change and information overload, how should we live? What can we do? Where can we find the strength to face the challenges and confusion in our lives, as well as in the greater world? According to the Shambhala teachings, our own inherent basic goodness is the answer. Within us is a wakeful mind and compassionate heart that we can return to again and again, and from which we can draw confidence, wisdom, and strength. During this program you will learn Shambhala Meditation. This practice is a powerful antidote to the aggression and suffering we see all around us. It is a proclamation of humanity's goodness that helps us learn to work with the challenges and joy of our lives and embody the courage the world is calling for. Throughout the day we will practice this meditation and discuss how it can affect our daily lives. There will be video of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche presenting the essence of this intimate and profound meditation.

We recommend this program for experienced as well as new meditation practitioners. This simple yet profound Shambhala Meditation practice goes remarkably well with other meditation practices that you may already find useful. Shambhala Meditation has the ability to cut through that busy mind that can be generated simply by engaging in our modern lives. As one Shambhala Meditation practitioners states, “The practice helps me to gather my mind in such a way that my mindful meditation practice is more accessible. It is my experiences that this practice has made the joyful moments more available and the difficult moments more solvent.”

Come join us for a day of Shambhala Meditation practice in community.

A Special Note: Joining us for this Saturday’s program, and you are automatically invited to go deeper with Shambhala Meditation practice on Sunday March 11th from 1pm to 4pm with Mr. Irv Kirschbaum. There's more information about Sunday's program here.

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche is the leader of the Shambhala Buddhist community. He is a bestselling author, marathon runner, husband, and father. His most recent book is The Lost Art of Good Conversation.

Joanne Martin Braun is a Senior Teacher (Shastri) in the Shambhala Lineage. She will be leading the day, assisted by other teachers and meditation instructors. Joanne lives in Sonoma with her spouse Lou.

A Note about Program Fees:

Some Working Scholarships are available for those who can not afford the program fee. Please contact Susie at [email protected] by March 5th if you are interested in applying for a Working Scholarship.

The Patron Fee is for those who would like to offer an additional amount which helps cover the cost of our offering Scholarships.

The Member Fee is lower not only to encourage members to participate in this program but also to thank members for contributing to the health of our Center with monthly donations and volunteer hours. If you are interested in becoming a member of our Sonoma Center, please email Director Susie Cook at [email protected] .