All Sonoma Shambhala Center program and practice sessions are currently online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Programs for Northern California USA Region

Davis Shambhala Meditation Center

Foundations For Freedom-The Hinayana: The 5 Skandhas

October 8th—November 19th

An in-depth exploration of the Five Skandhas Continue »

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

Meeting Shambhala: An Introduction to the Shambhala Lineage

with Walker Blaine & Kerry Schwartz

October 18th—October 25th

Join us for the exploration and history of the Shambhala Buddhist Lineage through talks from Shambhala's Master of Liturgies Walker Blaine followed by group discussion. Continue »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

The Early Writings of Chogyam Trungpa

with Robert Ward

October 19th—November 9th

A four-week survey of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche's earliest Western writings from Meditation in Action, Mudra, and the Garuda series among others. Continue »

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

Resilience in the Time of Chaos: Touching our Humanity

with Jesse Miller

October 24th

Join us online over the next 5 months as teachers from Northern California offer foundational Shambhala Teachings that uncover heart, strength and sanity in the midst of chaotic times. Continue »

Tamalpais Shambhala Meditation Group

The Heart of the Buddha Book Study Class #2

with Jesse Miller

October 29th—December 17th

The Heart of the Buddha book study class. Continue »

Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center

Waking Up In The Dark Age: May My Mind Become One with the Dharma

with Acharya Richard John

November 7th

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 »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

The Path of Forgiveness with Eileen Barker

November 21st

Learn a highly effective and comprehensive forgiveness process that can be applied to any type of conflict or painful situation—and have the opportunity to apply these steps to your own life with lots of support. Continue »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

Back to Basics Winter Retreat: Coming Home As Community

with Acharya Suzann Duquette

December 27th—January 2nd (2021)

Winter is the natural time of year to gather in community, reflect on our lives, and set aspirations for the year to come. Whether you are a newcomer to meditation or a long-time practitioner, this retreat is the perfect opportunity to do just that. Continue »

Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco

Meditation in Everyday Life: A Five-Week Course

with Kathryn Rile & Susan Arnesen

January 12th—February 9th (2021)

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 »