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 Fourth Noble Truth: The Path

with Acharya Marianne Bots & Acharya Eric Spiegel

September 16th—October 21st

This course presents the Fourth Noble Truth: The Path, and begins with an exploration of the fourth Foundation of Mindfulness, Mindfulness of Mind Continue »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

Dancing in Groundlessness: A Mahayana Awakening

with Melissa Moore

October 16th

This three-hour workshop explores the experiential realization of shunyata, or emptiness as understood on the Mahayana path of Buddhism. Continue »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

Saturday Morning with Jakusho Kwong-roshi

October 30th

Roshi will be giving a talk on the Poem by the Zen Master, Tozan Ryokai Zenji which was referenced by Suzuki Roshi, in "Zen Mind Beginner's Mind. Continue »

Davis Shambhala Meditation Center

What Can We Rely On? Advice from the Buddha and Atisha

with Acharya Richard John

November 6th—November 7th

The Four Reliances is the Buddha's heart advice to students who find themselves confused about who and what to trust to guide their path. The instructions are clear, simple and precise, and immensely helpful in times of chaos.  Continue »

Davis Shambhala Meditation Center

The Mahamudra Pith Instructions of Tashi Namgyal

with Acharya Richard John

November 8th

This is a restricted program for tantrikas. Continue »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

Open Sky: Shambhala Training Level V

with Acharya Richard John

November 19th—November 21st

Communicating with the world gently and fearlessly, our awareness is sharpened and we find the open clear sky of mind—a delightful source of wisdom and uplifted energy. We learn to trust our nature enough to let go into the present moment. Continue »

Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center

Living in the Challenge with Courage and Compassion: A Winter Meditation Retreat

with Holly Gayley

December 27th—January 2nd (2022)

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 »