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Programs for Northern California USA Region

Silicon Valley Shambhala Meditation Center

How to Meditate: A Book Study Class

with Charlotte Linde

January 7th—June 17th

Gain practical techniques for making friends with the mind and cultivating compassion for others through the study of Pema Chodron's book, "How to Meditate". Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco

Meditation in Everyday Life: A Five-Week Course

with Kathryn Rile & Susan Arnesen

January 12th—February 9th

Give yourself the gift of meditation and infuse your life and the lives of those around you with compassion, caring, and kindness. A great start for the new year! Continue »

Davis Shambhala Meditation Center

Foundations For Freedom-The Hinayana: the Wheel of Life, Karma, and the 12 Nidanas

January 14th—February 25th

This is an in-depth exploration of the Wheel of Life, Karma, and the 12 Nidanas Continue »

Tamalpais Shambhala Meditation Group

Pema Chodron Program: Turn Your World Around

with Pema Chödron

January 14th—March 4th

Teachings on working with our challenging emotions. Continue »

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

Conversations on Racism in America through Film

with Janet Ryvlin & Denise Blanc

January 24th

Join us for a film and discussion on race in America today. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco

The Absolute in Bite-Size (According to the Lojong Teachings)

with Lodro Sangpo

January 30th—March 27th

A series of six classes studying the Absolute Bodhichitta Slogans from the Lojong teachings. These help to set the tone for the entire path of Buddhist teachings and to give us a sense of how deep our insights can go if we continue to practice. Continue »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

Regional Mamo Chants

February 1st—February 10th

The mamo chant is an elaborate protector offering traditionally recited fo ten days of the final lunar month of the Tibetan year. By reciting the chant, we tune into the protector principle of awareness and reconnect with sacred outlook. Continue »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

Half-Day Forgiveness Workshop with Eileen Barker

February 6th

Please join us for an in-depth session on Forgiveness with respected teacher and coach, Eileen Barker, www.thepathofforgiveness.com. In this session you will experience the process of Forgiveness for yourself as well as how to create an environment Continue »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

Contemplative Creativity Lab: Finding the Empty, Finding the Love

with Kerry Schwartz

February 13th

t’s nearly Valentine’s Day, which can be a drag for some! In this lab, we will make love notes for ourselves and for another. Continue »

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

Shambhala Day Celebration

February 14th

Join us this valentine's day to celebrate Shambhala Day locally together online! Continue »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

Secret Beyond Thought: A Four Part Series on the Four Karmas

with Gaylon Ferguson

February 20th—August 7th

"Secret Beyond Thought is an edited transcript of a two-talk public seminar Vidyadhara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche taught in Boston, Massachusetts in February 1971. Continue »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

The Art of Being Human: Shambhala Training Level One

with Jesse Miller

March 6th—March 7th

New meditators, or those looking to reconnect with meditation practice, learn the basic foundations of the Shambhala teachings on universal human wisdom. Continue »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

Waking Up In The Dark Age: May the Path Clarify Confusion

with Acharya Richard John

March 13th

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 »

Santa Rosa Shambhala Meditation Center

Contentment in Everyday Life—A Five-Week Online Course

with Robert Fox & Susan Gluck

March 16th—April 13th

In Contentment in Everyday Life, meditation experience is deepened through the cultivation of contentment and simplicity. This class is open to all. Continue »

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

Resilience in the Time of Chaos: Awakening Heart

with Irv Kirschbaum

March 20th

Join us in this time when meditation and teachings on resiliance just may be more helpful than ever! Continue »

Davis Shambhala Meditation Center

Birth of the Warrior: Shambhala Training Level II

with Lyle Larson & Kathryn Rile

April 24th—April 25th

Cultivate the willingness to observe your cocoon of habitual fear and defense mechanisms through meditation practice. Continue »

Silicon Valley Shambhala Meditation Center

Joy in Everyday Life

with Kathryn Rile

May 11th—June 8th

Through an exploration of the Buddhist teachings on intelligent compassion towards others, we begin to discover the joy of discipline, health and bravery. Continue »

Santa Rosa Shambhala Meditation Center

Waking Up in the Dark Age: May Confusion Dawn as Wisdom

with Acharya Richard John

May 15th

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 »