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Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco

 
Location: San Francisco

Wednesday Dharma Night Summer Session
June 25 - September 3, 2014
June 18 marks our last full Wednesday Dharma Night until after Labor Day. Instead we will be holding sitting meditation from 6:30 to 7:30 every Wednesday evening. Meditation instruction is available.

 
Location: San Francisco

Miksang Photography Level 1
with James Marzano
August 16 - 23, 2014
Miksang Level One purifies our visual perception by working directly with the elements of the visual field: color, light, form, and space. Two consecutive Saturdays with a Sunday Photo Walk.

 
Location: San Francisco

Sunday Family Meditation
August 24, 2014
Sunday Family Meditation is a weekly practice opportunity where we can cultivate those relationships, welcoming children as part of our community, and giving them the space to be themselves.

 
Location: San Francisco

Sunday Morning Sit
August 24, 2014
Join us for meditation, instruction, discussion, and a light lunch. For beginners as well as those who have already established their sitting meditation practice.

 
Location: San Francisco

Vajrayogini Feast
August 24, 2014
Vajrayogini Feast practice is deep and rich, both accommodating and challenging. It is open to those who have received the transmission and teaching of Vajrayogini.

 
Location: San Francisco

Shambhala Center Deep Cleaning Party
August 24, 2014
Let's come together after Sunday Open House to clean and polish our center. Let us help the brilliance of our environment reflect the inherent brilliance of our minds.

 
Location: San Francisco

Contemplative Photography Circle
August 25, 2014
By opening to the clear perception of things as they are, we can enjoy fresh moments of color, texture, pattern, form, rhythm, light, contrast, stillness, motion, density, and space.

 
Location: San Francisco

Tuesday Lunchtime Meditation
August 26, 2014
Sandwich Some Meditation into Your Lunch Hour. Sit For As Long As You’d Like

 
Location: San Francisco

Tuesday Night Open House
August 26, 2014
Connect with community and explore our shared path of meditation. Practice sitting and walking meditation followed by a group discussion. Meditation instruction is available.

 
Location: San Francisco

Shambhala Sadhana
August 27, 2014

 
Location: San Francisco

Wednesday Dharma Night
August 27, 2014
A great introduction to the Shambhala Buddhist teachings, and an opportunity to connect with other meditation practitioners in a relaxed, comfortable environment.

 
Location: San Francisco

Thursday Lunchtime Meditation
August 28, 2014
Sandwich Some Meditation into Your Lunch Hour. Sit For As Long As You’d Like.

 
Location: San Francisco

Young Meditator's Group
August 28, 2014
A meditation and discussion group for people in their 20s and 30s. Join us for 30 minutes of meditation followed by a short reading and informal conversation with tea and snacks.

 
Location: San Francisco

Ashe Mahamudra
with John Rockwell
August 29 - September 3, 2014
Restricted to Shambhala vajrayana students. Acharya Rockwell will introduce a new practice text by the Sakyong that brings together the Shambhala dzokchen path of Ashe, windhorse, and the four dignities with the mahamudra vipashyana investigations.

 
Location: San Francisco

Sunday Family Meditation
August 31, 2014
Sunday Family Meditation is a weekly practice opportunity where we can cultivate those relationships, welcoming children as part of our community, and giving them the space to be themselves.

 
Location: San Francisco

Sunday Morning Sit
August 31, 2014
Join us for meditation, instruction, discussion, and a light lunch. For beginners as well as those who have already established their sitting meditation practice.

 
Location: San Francisco

Tuesday Lunchtime Meditation
September 2, 2014
Sandwich Some Meditation into Your Lunch Hour. Sit For As Long As You’d Like

 
Location: San Francisco

Tuesday Night Open House
September 2, 2014
Connect with community and explore our shared path of meditation. Practice sitting and walking meditation followed by a group discussion. Meditation instruction is available.

 
Location: San Francisco

Wednesday Dharma Night
September 3, 2014
A great introduction to the Shambhala Buddhist teachings, and an opportunity to connect with other meditation practitioners in a relaxed, comfortable environment.

 
Location: San Francisco

Thursday Lunchtime Meditation
September 4, 2014
Sandwich Some Meditation into Your Lunch Hour. Sit For As Long As You’d Like.

 
Location: San Francisco

The Profound Treasury II
with Amy Conway & Jesse Miller
September 4 - October 23, 2014
Please join us for this second (in a series of three) class to mutually explore and study the seminary teachings of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche.

 
Location: San Francisco

Young Meditator's Group
September 4, 2014
A meditation and discussion group for people in their 20s and 30s. Join us for 30 minutes of meditation followed by a short reading and informal conversation with tea and snacks.

 
Location: San Francisco

Sunday Family Meditation
September 7, 2014
Sunday Family Meditation is a weekly practice opportunity where we can cultivate those relationships, welcoming children as part of our community, and giving them the space to be themselves.

 
Location: San Francisco

Sunday Morning Sit
September 7, 2014
Join us for meditation, instruction, discussion, and a light lunch. For beginners as well as those who have already established their sitting meditation practice.

 
Location: San Francisco

Monthly Kasung Gathering
September 8, 2014
Whether you are Kasung-curious or a long time member of the Dorje Kasung, come join the talk and discussion exploring the path of Kasungship. All are welcome. Meets second Mondays.

 
Location: San Francisco

Tuesday Lunchtime Meditation
September 9, 2014
Sandwich Some Meditation into Your Lunch Hour. Sit For As Long As You’d Like

 
Location: San Francisco

Sadhana of Mahamudra
September 9, 2014
Our community is gathering for this precious opportunity to practice the Sadhana of Mahamudra on the evenings of the full moon. All levels of students are warmly invited to participate.

 
Location: San Francisco

Tuesday Night Open House
September 9, 2014
Connect with community and explore our shared path of meditation. Practice sitting and walking meditation followed by a group discussion. Meditation instruction is available.

 
Location: San Francisco

Wednesday Dharma Night
September 10, 2014
A great introduction to the Shambhala Buddhist teachings, and an opportunity to connect with other meditation practitioners in a relaxed, comfortable environment.

 
Location: San Francisco

Thursday Lunchtime Meditation
September 11, 2014
Sandwich Some Meditation into Your Lunch Hour. Sit For As Long As You’d Like.

 
Location: San Francisco

Enlightened Society Leadership Training
September 11, 2014
Presented by Northern California Shambhala. Enlightened or awake society begins with personal transformation, training and leadership from each individual.

 
Location: San Francisco

Young Meditator's Group
September 11, 2014
A meditation and discussion group for people in their 20s and 30s. Join us for 30 minutes of meditation followed by a short reading and informal conversation with tea and snacks.

 
Location: San Francisco

Movie Night: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
September 12, 2014
With an insane asylum standing in for everyday society, Milos Forman’s 1975 film adaptation of Ken Kesey’s novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (134m / 1975) is a comically sharp indictment of the Establishment urge to conform.

 
Location: San Francisco

Sunday Family Meditation
September 14, 2014
Sunday Family Meditation is a weekly practice opportunity where we can cultivate those relationships, welcoming children as part of our community, and giving them the space to be themselves.

 
Location: San Francisco

Sunday Morning Sit
September 14, 2014
Join us for meditation, instruction, discussion, and a light lunch. For beginners as well as those who have already established their sitting meditation practice.

 
Location: San Francisco

Queer Shambhala Meditation Gathering
September 15, 2014
All are warmly welcome! Hosted and led by LGBTQ [lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) members of the Bay Area Shambhala Community to provide a safe and open space for exploring meditation, teachings, and community.

 
Location: San Francisco

Tuesday Lunchtime Meditation
September 16, 2014
Sandwich Some Meditation into Your Lunch Hour. Sit For As Long As You’d Like

 
Location: San Francisco

Tuesday Night Open House
September 16, 2014
Connect with community and explore our shared path of meditation. Practice sitting and walking meditation followed by a group discussion. Meditation instruction is available.

 
Location: San Francisco

Wednesday Dharma Night
September 17, 2014
A great introduction to the Shambhala Buddhist teachings, and an opportunity to connect with other meditation practitioners in a relaxed, comfortable environment.

 
Location: San Francisco

Thursday Lunchtime Meditation
September 18, 2014
Sandwich Some Meditation into Your Lunch Hour. Sit For As Long As You’d Like.

 
Location: San Francisco

Young Meditator's Group
September 18, 2014
A meditation and discussion group for people in their 20s and 30s. Join us for 30 minutes of meditation followed by a short reading and informal conversation with tea and snacks.

 
Location: San Francisco

Harvest of Peace
September 20, 2014
Save the date for Harvest of Peace. Details and schedule for the day will follow.

 
Location: San Francisco

Sunday Family Meditation
September 21, 2014
Sunday Family Meditation is a weekly practice opportunity where we can cultivate those relationships, welcoming children as part of our community, and giving them the space to be themselves.

 
Location: San Francisco

Sunday Morning Sit
September 21, 2014
Join us for meditation, instruction, discussion, and a light lunch. For beginners as well as those who have already established their sitting meditation practice.

 
Location: San Francisco

Shambhala Sadhana
September 21, 2014
This is a time for those who have received the Shambhala Sadhana to practice together as a group. This practice requires students to have previously received the lung.

 
Location: San Francisco

Contemplative Photography Circle
September 22, 2014
By opening to the clear perception of things as they are, we can enjoy fresh moments of color, texture, pattern, form, rhythm, light, contrast, stillness, motion, density, and space.

 
Location: San Francisco

Tuesday Lunchtime Meditation
September 23, 2014
Sandwich Some Meditation into Your Lunch Hour. Sit For As Long As You’d Like

 
Location: San Francisco

Tuesday Night Open House
September 23, 2014
Connect with community and explore our shared path of meditation. Practice sitting and walking meditation followed by a group discussion. Meditation instruction is available.

 
Location: San Francisco

Shambhala Sadhana
September 24, 2014

 
Location: San Francisco

Wednesday Dharma Night
September 24, 2014
A great introduction to the Shambhala Buddhist teachings, and an opportunity to connect with other meditation practitioners in a relaxed, comfortable environment.

 
Location: San Francisco

Thursday Lunchtime Meditation
September 25, 2014
Sandwich Some Meditation into Your Lunch Hour. Sit For As Long As You’d Like.

 
Location: San Francisco

Young Meditator's Group
September 25, 2014
A meditation and discussion group for people in their 20s and 30s. Join us for 30 minutes of meditation followed by a short reading and informal conversation with tea and snacks.

 
Location: San Francisco

Inviting Magic: The Art of Leadership and Creating Brilliant Environments
with Joanne Martin Braun
September 27, 2014
A day-long leadership training in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition. This workshop is part of a series that provides skills and trainings in support of the path of contemplative leadership.

 
Location: San Francisco

Sunday Family Meditation
September 28, 2014
Sunday Family Meditation is a weekly practice opportunity where we can cultivate those relationships, welcoming children as part of our community, and giving them the space to be themselves.

 
Location: San Francisco

Sunday Morning Sit
September 28, 2014
Join us for meditation, instruction, discussion, and a light lunch. For beginners as well as those who have already established their sitting meditation practice.

 
Location: San Francisco

Tuesday Lunchtime Meditation
September 30, 2014
Sandwich Some Meditation into Your Lunch Hour. Sit For As Long As You’d Like

 
Location: San Francisco

Tuesday Night Open House
September 30, 2014
Connect with community and explore our shared path of meditation. Practice sitting and walking meditation followed by a group discussion. Meditation instruction is available.

 
Location: San Francisco

Wednesday Dharma Night
October 1, 2014
A great introduction to the Shambhala Buddhist teachings, and an opportunity to connect with other meditation practitioners in a relaxed, comfortable environment.

 
Location: San Francisco

Thursday Lunchtime Meditation
October 2, 2014
Sandwich Some Meditation into Your Lunch Hour. Sit For As Long As You’d Like.

 
Location: San Francisco

Young Meditator's Group
October 2, 2014
A meditation and discussion group for people in their 20s and 30s. Join us for 30 minutes of meditation followed by a short reading and informal conversation with tea and snacks.

 
Location: San Francisco

Birth of the Warrior: Shambhala Training Level II
with Alice Tarkeshi
October 3 - 5, 2014
Meditation practice allows us to observe how we create a cocoon of habits to mask underlying fear. We begin to appreciate that there is no fundamental obstacle to experiencing basic goodness.

 
Location: San Francisco

Sunday Family Meditation
October 5, 2014
Sunday Family Meditation is a weekly practice opportunity where we can cultivate those relationships, welcoming children as part of our community, and giving them the space to be themselves.

 
Location: San Francisco

Sunday Morning Sit
October 5, 2014
Join us for meditation, instruction, discussion, and a light lunch. For beginners as well as those who have already established their sitting meditation practice.

 
Location: San Francisco

Tuesday Lunchtime Meditation
October 7, 2014
Sandwich Some Meditation into Your Lunch Hour. Sit For As Long As You’d Like

 
Location: San Francisco

Tuesday Night Open House
October 7, 2014
Connect with community and explore our shared path of meditation. Practice sitting and walking meditation followed by a group discussion. Meditation instruction is available.

 
Location: San Francisco

Wednesday Dharma Night
October 8, 2014
A great introduction to the Shambhala Buddhist teachings, and an opportunity to connect with other meditation practitioners in a relaxed, comfortable environment.

 
Location: San Francisco

Sadhana of Mahamudra
October 8, 2014
Our community is gathering for this precious opportunity to practice the Sadhana of Mahamudra on the evenings of the full moon. All levels of students are warmly invited to participate.

 
Location: San Francisco

Thursday Lunchtime Meditation
October 9, 2014
Sandwich Some Meditation into Your Lunch Hour. Sit For As Long As You’d Like.

 
Location: San Francisco

Young Meditator's Group
October 9, 2014
A meditation and discussion group for people in their 20s and 30s. Join us for 30 minutes of meditation followed by a short reading and informal conversation with tea and snacks.

 
Location: San Francisco

Open Sky: Shambhala Training Level V
with Sandra Ladley
October 10 - 12, 2014
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.

 
Location: San Francisco

Teen Program Kickstarter
October 11, 2014
This initial gathering is meant to be a way for us to meet each other, find out what we want and how we want to come together. The possibilities are endless and no commitment is necessary.

 
Location: San Francisco

Sunday Family Meditation
October 12, 2014
Sunday Family Meditation is a weekly practice opportunity where we can cultivate those relationships, welcoming children as part of our community, and giving them the space to be themselves.

 
Location: San Francisco

Sunday Morning Sit
October 12, 2014
Join us for meditation, instruction, discussion, and a light lunch. For beginners as well as those who have already established their sitting meditation practice.

 
Location: San Francisco

Monthly Kasung Gathering
October 13, 2014
Whether you are Kasung-curious or a long time member of the Dorje Kasung, come join the talk and discussion exploring the path of Kasungship. All are welcome. Meets second Mondays.

 
Location: San Francisco

Tuesday Lunchtime Meditation
October 14, 2014
Sandwich Some Meditation into Your Lunch Hour. Sit For As Long As You’d Like

 
Location: San Francisco

Wisdom in Everyday Life: A Five-Week Course
October 14 - November 11, 2014
Meditation sharpens our intelligence and uncovers our wisdom. No longer deterred or depressed by obstacles, we can include everything as part of the path. The challenges of daily life become opportunities for both contemplative practice and social and eco

 
Location: San Francisco

Tuesday Night Open House
October 14, 2014
Connect with community and explore our shared path of meditation. Practice sitting and walking meditation followed by a group discussion. Meditation instruction is available.

 
Location: San Francisco

Wednesday Dharma Night
October 15, 2014
A great introduction to the Shambhala Buddhist teachings, and an opportunity to connect with other meditation practitioners in a relaxed, comfortable environment.

 
Location: San Francisco

Thursday Lunchtime Meditation
October 16, 2014
Sandwich Some Meditation into Your Lunch Hour. Sit For As Long As You’d Like.

 
Location: San Francisco

Young Meditator's Group
October 16, 2014
A meditation and discussion group for people in their 20s and 30s. Join us for 30 minutes of meditation followed by a short reading and informal conversation with tea and snacks.

 
Location: San Francisco

Movie Night: Exit Through the Gift Shop
October 17, 2014
Exit Through the Gift Shop marks the feature-film debut of notorious street artist Banksy. The documentary’s focus is French-born L.A. thrift-shop owner Thierry Guetta, whose apparent compulsion to videotape every moment of his life led him to document th

 
Location: San Francisco

Teaching Mindfulness to Youth: A Diverse Exploration
October 18, 2014
Join Bay Area luminaries for a one day workshop to deepen the wisdom and skills necessary for teaching mindfulness and compassion to diverse populations of youth.

 
Location: San Francisco

Sunday Family Meditation
October 19, 2014
Sunday Family Meditation is a weekly practice opportunity where we can cultivate those relationships, welcoming children as part of our community, and giving them the space to be themselves.

 
Location: San Francisco

Sunday Morning Sit
October 19, 2014
Join us for meditation, instruction, discussion, and a light lunch. For beginners as well as those who have already established their sitting meditation practice.

 
Location: San Francisco

Shambhala Sadhana
October 19, 2014
This is a time for those who have received the Shambhala Sadhana to practice together as a group. This practice requires students to have previously received the lung.

 
Location: San Francisco

Queer Shambhala Meditation Gathering
October 20, 2014
All are warmly welcome! Hosted and led by LGBTQ [lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) members of the Bay Area Shambhala Community to provide a safe and open space for exploring meditation, teachings, and community.

 
Location: San Francisco

Contemplative Photography Circle
October 20, 2014
By opening to the clear perception of things as they are, we can enjoy fresh moments of color, texture, pattern, form, rhythm, light, contrast, stillness, motion, density, and space.

 
Location: San Francisco

Tuesday Lunchtime Meditation
October 21, 2014
Sandwich Some Meditation into Your Lunch Hour. Sit For As Long As You’d Like

 
Location: San Francisco

Tuesday Night Open House
October 21, 2014
Connect with community and explore our shared path of meditation. Practice sitting and walking meditation followed by a group discussion. Meditation instruction is available.

 
Location: San Francisco

Shambhala Sadhana
October 22, 2014

 
Location: San Francisco

Wednesday Dharma Night
October 22, 2014
A great introduction to the Shambhala Buddhist teachings, and an opportunity to connect with other meditation practitioners in a relaxed, comfortable environment.

 
Location: San Francisco

Thursday Lunchtime Meditation
October 23, 2014
Sandwich Some Meditation into Your Lunch Hour. Sit For As Long As You’d Like.

 
Location: San Francisco

Young Meditator's Group
October 23, 2014
A meditation and discussion group for people in their 20s and 30s. Join us for 30 minutes of meditation followed by a short reading and informal conversation with tea and snacks.

 
Location: San Francisco

Household and Enlightened Society
with Mark Thorpe
October 24 - 25, 2014
A weekend with Mark Thorpe, Master of the Sakyong’s Household ,on the Shambhala practice of cultivating an awake and compassionate home.

 
Location: San Francisco

Sunday Family Meditation
October 26, 2014
Sunday Family Meditation is a weekly practice opportunity where we can cultivate those relationships, welcoming children as part of our community, and giving them the space to be themselves.

 
Location: San Francisco

Sunday Morning Sit
October 26, 2014
Join us for meditation, instruction, discussion, and a light lunch. For beginners as well as those who have already established their sitting meditation practice.

 
Location: San Francisco

Tuesday Lunchtime Meditation
October 28, 2014
Sandwich Some Meditation into Your Lunch Hour. Sit For As Long As You’d Like

 
Location: San Francisco

Tuesday Night Open House
October 28, 2014
Connect with community and explore our shared path of meditation. Practice sitting and walking meditation followed by a group discussion. Meditation instruction is available.

 
Location: San Francisco

Wednesday Dharma Night
October 29, 2014
A great introduction to the Shambhala Buddhist teachings, and an opportunity to connect with other meditation practitioners in a relaxed, comfortable environment.

 
Location: San Francisco

Thursday Lunchtime Meditation
October 30, 2014
Sandwich Some Meditation into Your Lunch Hour. Sit For As Long As You’d Like.

 
Location: San Francisco

Young Meditator's Group
October 30, 2014
A meditation and discussion group for people in their 20s and 30s. Join us for 30 minutes of meditation followed by a short reading and informal conversation with tea and snacks.

 
Location: San Francisco

Sunday Family Meditation
November 2, 2014
Sunday Family Meditation is a weekly practice opportunity where we can cultivate those relationships, welcoming children as part of our community, and giving them the space to be themselves.

 
Location: San Francisco

Sunday Morning Sit
November 2, 2014
Join us for meditation, instruction, discussion, and a light lunch. For beginners as well as those who have already established their sitting meditation practice.

 
Location: San Francisco

Tuesday Lunchtime Meditation
November 4, 2014
Sandwich Some Meditation into Your Lunch Hour. Sit For As Long As You’d Like

 
Location: San Francisco

Tuesday Night Open House
November 4, 2014
Connect with community and explore our shared path of meditation. Practice sitting and walking meditation followed by a group discussion. Meditation instruction is available.

 
Location: San Francisco

Wednesday Dharma Night
November 5, 2014
A great introduction to the Shambhala Buddhist teachings, and an opportunity to connect with other meditation practitioners in a relaxed, comfortable environment.

 
Location: San Francisco

Thursday Lunchtime Meditation
November 6, 2014
Sandwich Some Meditation into Your Lunch Hour. Sit For As Long As You’d Like.

 
Location: San Francisco

Sadhana of Mahamudra
November 6, 2014
Our community is gathering for this precious opportunity to practice the Sadhana of Mahamudra on the evenings of the full moon. All levels of students are warmly invited to participate.

 
Location: San Francisco

Young Meditator's Group
November 6, 2014
A meditation and discussion group for people in their 20s and 30s. Join us for 30 minutes of meditation followed by a short reading and informal conversation with tea and snacks.

 
Location: San Francisco

Traditional Chinese Qigong: Levels I & II
with Beth Latchis
November 8 - 9, 2014
Cultivate strength of body and calmness of mind through the healing Taoist practice of qigong.

 
Location: San Francisco

Sunday Family Meditation
November 9, 2014
Sunday Family Meditation is a weekly practice opportunity where we can cultivate those relationships, welcoming children as part of our community, and giving them the space to be themselves.

 
Location: San Francisco

Sunday Morning Sit
November 9, 2014
Join us for meditation, instruction, discussion, and a light lunch. For beginners as well as those who have already established their sitting meditation practice.

 
Location: San Francisco

Monthly Kasung Gathering
November 10, 2014
Whether you are Kasung-curious or a long time member of the Dorje Kasung, come join the talk and discussion exploring the path of Kasungship. All are welcome. Meets second Mondays.

 
Location: San Francisco

Tuesday Lunchtime Meditation
November 11, 2014
Sandwich Some Meditation into Your Lunch Hour. Sit For As Long As You’d Like

 
Location: San Francisco

Tuesday Night Open House
November 11, 2014
Connect with community and explore our shared path of meditation. Practice sitting and walking meditation followed by a group discussion. Meditation instruction is available.

 
Location: San Francisco

Wednesday Dharma Night
November 12, 2014
A great introduction to the Shambhala Buddhist teachings, and an opportunity to connect with other meditation practitioners in a relaxed, comfortable environment.

 
Location: San Francisco

Thursday Lunchtime Meditation
November 13, 2014
Sandwich Some Meditation into Your Lunch Hour. Sit For As Long As You’d Like.

 
Location: San Francisco

Who Am I? The Basic Goodness of Being Human
November 13 - December 18, 2014
This course asks the questions “Who am I?” and focuses on the sense of self. It includes teachings on basic goodness, selflessness, the arising of ego and cocoon, buddha nature, and the confidence of warriorship.

 
Location: San Francisco

Young Meditator's Group
November 13, 2014
A meditation and discussion group for people in their 20s and 30s. Join us for 30 minutes of meditation followed by a short reading and informal conversation with tea and snacks.

 
Location: San Francisco

Shambhala Lineage, History, and Culture: Proclaiming Basic Goodness (Silicon Valley Shambhala)
with Alan Schwartz
November 15, 2014
This workshop will explore the history and culture of the Shambhala lineage as an expression of profound principles, beginning with Dawa Sangpo, the legendary first King of Shambhala and culminating in the current Sakyong of Shambhala. We will examine the

 
Location: San Francisco

Sunday Family Meditation
November 16, 2014
Sunday Family Meditation is a weekly practice opportunity where we can cultivate those relationships, welcoming children as part of our community, and giving them the space to be themselves.

 
Location: San Francisco

Sunday Morning Sit
November 16, 2014
Join us for meditation, instruction, discussion, and a light lunch. For beginners as well as those who have already established their sitting meditation practice.

 
Location: San Francisco

Shambhala Sadhana
November 16, 2014
This is a time for those who have received the Shambhala Sadhana to practice together as a group. This practice requires students to have previously received the lung.

 
Location: San Francisco

Queer Shambhala Meditation Gathering
November 17, 2014
All are warmly welcome! Hosted and led by LGBTQ [lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) members of the Bay Area Shambhala Community to provide a safe and open space for exploring meditation, teachings, and community.

 
Location: San Francisco

Contemplative Photography Circle
November 17, 2014
By opening to the clear perception of things as they are, we can enjoy fresh moments of color, texture, pattern, form, rhythm, light, contrast, stillness, motion, density, and space.

 
Location: San Francisco

Tuesday Lunchtime Meditation
November 18, 2014
Sandwich Some Meditation into Your Lunch Hour. Sit For As Long As You’d Like

 
Location: San Francisco

Tuesday Night Open House
November 18, 2014
Connect with community and explore our shared path of meditation. Practice sitting and walking meditation followed by a group discussion. Meditation instruction is available.

 
Location: San Francisco

Wednesday Dharma Night
November 19, 2014
A great introduction to the Shambhala Buddhist teachings, and an opportunity to connect with other meditation practitioners in a relaxed, comfortable environment.

 
Location: San Francisco

Thursday Lunchtime Meditation
November 20, 2014
Sandwich Some Meditation into Your Lunch Hour. Sit For As Long As You’d Like.

 
Location: San Francisco

Young Meditator's Group
November 20, 2014
A meditation and discussion group for people in their 20s and 30s. Join us for 30 minutes of meditation followed by a short reading and informal conversation with tea and snacks.

 
Location: San Francisco

Movie Night: When the Iron Bird Flies
November 21, 2014
In 1959, the Chinese invasion of Tibet threw open the doors to the mysterious realm of Tibetan Buddhism and suddenly this rich, ancient tradition was propelled into the modern world. Half a century later, Padmasambhava’s prophecy has come true and the tea

 
Location: San Francisco

Sunday Family Meditation
November 23, 2014
Sunday Family Meditation is a weekly practice opportunity where we can cultivate those relationships, welcoming children as part of our community, and giving them the space to be themselves.

 
Location: San Francisco

Sunday Morning Sit
November 23, 2014
Join us for meditation, instruction, discussion, and a light lunch. For beginners as well as those who have already established their sitting meditation practice.

 
Location: San Francisco

Tuesday Lunchtime Meditation
November 25, 2014
Sandwich Some Meditation into Your Lunch Hour. Sit For As Long As You’d Like

 
Location: San Francisco

Tuesday Night Open House
November 25, 2014
Connect with community and explore our shared path of meditation. Practice sitting and walking meditation followed by a group discussion. Meditation instruction is available.

 
Location: San Francisco

Shambhala Sadhana
November 26, 2014

 
Location: San Francisco

Wednesday Dharma Night
November 26, 2014
A great introduction to the Shambhala Buddhist teachings, and an opportunity to connect with other meditation practitioners in a relaxed, comfortable environment.

 
Location: San Francisco

Thursday Lunchtime Meditation
November 27, 2014
Sandwich Some Meditation into Your Lunch Hour. Sit For As Long As You’d Like.

 
Location: San Francisco

Young Meditator's Group
November 27, 2014
A meditation and discussion group for people in their 20s and 30s. Join us for 30 minutes of meditation followed by a short reading and informal conversation with tea and snacks.

 
Location: San Francisco

Sunday Family Meditation
November 30, 2014
Sunday Family Meditation is a weekly practice opportunity where we can cultivate those relationships, welcoming children as part of our community, and giving them the space to be themselves.

 
Location: San Francisco

Sunday Morning Sit
November 30, 2014
Join us for meditation, instruction, discussion, and a light lunch. For beginners as well as those who have already established their sitting meditation practice.

 
Location: San Francisco

Tuesday Lunchtime Meditation
December 2, 2014
Sandwich Some Meditation into Your Lunch Hour. Sit For As Long As You’d Like

 
Location: San Francisco

Tuesday Night Open House
December 2, 2014
Connect with community and explore our shared path of meditation. Practice sitting and walking meditation followed by a group discussion. Meditation instruction is available.

 
Location: San Francisco

Thursday Lunchtime Meditation
December 4, 2014
Sandwich Some Meditation into Your Lunch Hour. Sit For As Long As You’d Like.

 
Location: San Francisco

Young Meditator's Group
December 4, 2014
A meditation and discussion group for people in their 20s and 30s. Join us for 30 minutes of meditation followed by a short reading and informal conversation with tea and snacks.

 
Location: San Francisco

Unconditional Confidence: Rigden Weekend Retreat
with Melissa Moore
December 5 - 7, 2014
The contentment, joy, fearlessness, and wisdom of the Way of Shambhala culminate in unconditional confidence.

 
Location: San Francisco

Sadhana of Mahamudra
December 6, 2014
Our community is gathering for this precious opportunity to practice the Sadhana of Mahamudra on the evenings of the full moon. All levels of students are warmly invited to participate.

 
Location: San Francisco

Sunday Family Meditation
December 7, 2014
Sunday Family Meditation is a weekly practice opportunity where we can cultivate those relationships, welcoming children as part of our community, and giving them the space to be themselves.

 
Location: San Francisco

Sunday Morning Sit
December 7, 2014
Join us for meditation, instruction, discussion, and a light lunch. For beginners as well as those who have already established their sitting meditation practice.

 
Location: San Francisco

Monthly Kasung Gathering
December 8, 2014
Whether you are Kasung-curious or a long time member of the Dorje Kasung, come join the talk and discussion exploring the path of Kasungship. All are welcome. Meets second Mondays.

 
Location: San Francisco

Tuesday Lunchtime Meditation
December 9, 2014
Sandwich Some Meditation into Your Lunch Hour. Sit For As Long As You’d Like

 
Location: San Francisco

Tuesday Night Open House
December 9, 2014
Connect with community and explore our shared path of meditation. Practice sitting and walking meditation followed by a group discussion. Meditation instruction is available.

 
Location: San Francisco

Thursday Lunchtime Meditation
December 11, 2014
Sandwich Some Meditation into Your Lunch Hour. Sit For As Long As You’d Like.

 
Location: San Francisco

Young Meditator's Group
December 11, 2014
A meditation and discussion group for people in their 20s and 30s. Join us for 30 minutes of meditation followed by a short reading and informal conversation with tea and snacks.

 
Location: San Francisco

Adult Rites of Passage: Awakening to the Stages of Life
with Mitchell Levy
December 12 - 14, 2014
Contemplations and practices that bring forth the experiences of participants and connect them with the Shambhala vision. The program concludes on Sunday afternoon with a formal Rite of Passage Ceremony in which participants can

 
Location: San Francisco

Sunday Family Meditation
December 14, 2014
Sunday Family Meditation is a weekly practice opportunity where we can cultivate those relationships, welcoming children as part of our community, and giving them the space to be themselves.

 
Location: San Francisco

Sunday Morning Sit
December 14, 2014
Join us for meditation, instruction, discussion, and a light lunch. For beginners as well as those who have already established their sitting meditation practice.

 
Location: San Francisco

Queer Shambhala Meditation Gathering
December 15, 2014
All are warmly welcome! Hosted and led by LGBTQ [lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) members of the Bay Area Shambhala Community to provide a safe and open space for exploring meditation, teachings, and community.

 
Location: San Francisco

Contemplative Photography Circle
December 15, 2014
By opening to the clear perception of things as they are, we can enjoy fresh moments of color, texture, pattern, form, rhythm, light, contrast, stillness, motion, density, and space.

 
Location: San Francisco

Tuesday Lunchtime Meditation
December 16, 2014
Sandwich Some Meditation into Your Lunch Hour. Sit For As Long As You’d Like

 
Location: San Francisco

Tuesday Night Open House
December 16, 2014
Connect with community and explore our shared path of meditation. Practice sitting and walking meditation followed by a group discussion. Meditation instruction is available.

 
Location: San Francisco

Thursday Lunchtime Meditation
December 18, 2014
Sandwich Some Meditation into Your Lunch Hour. Sit For As Long As You’d Like.

 
Location: San Francisco

Young Meditator's Group
December 18, 2014
A meditation and discussion group for people in their 20s and 30s. Join us for 30 minutes of meditation followed by a short reading and informal conversation with tea and snacks.

 
Location: San Francisco

Movie Night: Good Night and Good Luck
December 19, 2014
In 1953, Edward R. Murrow was one of the best-known newsmen on television as host of both the talk show Person to Person and the pioneering investigative series See It Now. Joseph McCarthy, a U.S. senator from Wisconsin, allegations that Communists had ri

 
Location: San Francisco

Sunday Family Meditation
December 21, 2014
Sunday Family Meditation is a weekly practice opportunity where we can cultivate those relationships, welcoming children as part of our community, and giving them the space to be themselves.

 
Location: San Francisco

Sunday Morning Sit
December 21, 2014
Join us for meditation, instruction, discussion, and a light lunch. For beginners as well as those who have already established their sitting meditation practice.

 
Location: San Francisco

Shambhala Sadhana
December 21, 2014
This is a time for those who have received the Shambhala Sadhana to practice together as a group. This practice requires students to have previously received the lung.

 
Location: San Francisco

Tuesday Lunchtime Meditation
December 23, 2014
Sandwich Some Meditation into Your Lunch Hour. Sit For As Long As You’d Like

 
Location: San Francisco

Tuesday Night Open House
December 23, 2014
Connect with community and explore our shared path of meditation. Practice sitting and walking meditation followed by a group discussion. Meditation instruction is available.

 
Location: San Francisco

Shambhala Sadhana
December 24, 2014

 
Location: San Francisco

Thursday Lunchtime Meditation
December 25, 2014
Sandwich Some Meditation into Your Lunch Hour. Sit For As Long As You’d Like.

 
Location: San Francisco

Young Meditator's Group
December 25, 2014
A meditation and discussion group for people in their 20s and 30s. Join us for 30 minutes of meditation followed by a short reading and informal conversation with tea and snacks.

 
Location: San Francisco

Sunday Family Meditation
December 28, 2014
Sunday Family Meditation is a weekly practice opportunity where we can cultivate those relationships, welcoming children as part of our community, and giving them the space to be themselves.

 
Location: San Francisco

Sunday Morning Sit
December 28, 2014
Join us for meditation, instruction, discussion, and a light lunch. For beginners as well as those who have already established their sitting meditation practice.

 
Location: San Francisco

Tuesday Lunchtime Meditation
December 30, 2014
Sandwich Some Meditation into Your Lunch Hour. Sit For As Long As You’d Like

 
Location: San Francisco

Tuesday Night Open House
December 30, 2014
Connect with community and explore our shared path of meditation. Practice sitting and walking meditation followed by a group discussion. Meditation instruction is available.

 
Location: San Francisco

Sadhana of Mahamudra
January 4, 2015
Our community is gathering for this precious opportunity to practice the Sadhana of Mahamudra on the evenings of the full moon. All levels of students are warmly invited to participate.

 
Location: San Francisco

Tuesday Night Open House
January 6, 2015
Connect with community and explore our shared path of meditation. Practice sitting and walking meditation followed by a group discussion. Meditation instruction is available.

 
Location: San Francisco

Great Eastern Sun (Berkeley)
January 10 - 11, 2015
Cultivates the dignity and natural gifts that enable us to widen our sphere of compassionate and practical influence. (Prerequisites apply.)

 
Location: San Francisco

Tuesday Night Open House
January 13, 2015
Connect with community and explore our shared path of meditation. Practice sitting and walking meditation followed by a group discussion. Meditation instruction is available.

 
Location: San Francisco

Shambhala Sadhana
January 18, 2015
This is a time for those who have received the Shambhala Sadhana to practice together as a group. This practice requires students to have previously received the lung.

 
Location: San Francisco

Tuesday Night Open House
January 20, 2015
Connect with community and explore our shared path of meditation. Practice sitting and walking meditation followed by a group discussion. Meditation instruction is available.

 
Location: San Francisco

Shambhala Ritual Academy
January 23 - 25, 2015
SAVE THE DATE! A major step in exploring ritual as a deep-rooted skillful means to attract drala and strengthen Shambhala culture. Restricted to vajrayana practitioners.

 
Location: San Francisco

Tuesday Night Open House
January 27, 2015
Connect with community and explore our shared path of meditation. Practice sitting and walking meditation followed by a group discussion. Meditation instruction is available.

 
Location: San Francisco

Shambhala Sadhana
January 28, 2015

 
Location: San Francisco

Family Weekend | Save the Date!
January 31 - February 1, 2015
Save the Date for a family weekend for parents and children.

 
Location: San Francisco

Sadhana of Mahamudra
February 3, 2015
Our community is gathering for this precious opportunity to practice the Sadhana of Mahamudra on the evenings of the full moon. All levels of students are warmly invited to participate.

 
Location: San Francisco

Tuesday Night Open House
February 3, 2015
Connect with community and explore our shared path of meditation. Practice sitting and walking meditation followed by a group discussion. Meditation instruction is available.

 
Location: San Francisco

Tuesday Night Open House
February 10, 2015
Connect with community and explore our shared path of meditation. Practice sitting and walking meditation followed by a group discussion. Meditation instruction is available.

 
Location: San Francisco

Shambhala Sadhana
February 15, 2015
This is a time for those who have received the Shambhala Sadhana to practice together as a group. This practice requires students to have previously received the lung.

 
Location: San Francisco

Tuesday Night Open House
February 17, 2015
Connect with community and explore our shared path of meditation. Practice sitting and walking meditation followed by a group discussion. Meditation instruction is available.

 
Location: San Francisco

Windhorse (Santa Rosa)
February 20 - 22, 2015
Windhorse practice is a way to attune one’s personal energy and presence and to bring about skillful and heartfelt social engagement, enabling the warrior to go forward in the midst of whatever challenges occur. (Prerequisites apply.)

 
Location: San Francisco

Tuesday Night Open House
February 24, 2015
Connect with community and explore our shared path of meditation. Practice sitting and walking meditation followed by a group discussion. Meditation instruction is available.

 
Location: San Francisco

Shambhala Sadhana
February 25, 2015

 
Location: San Francisco

Tuesday Night Open House
March 3, 2015
Connect with community and explore our shared path of meditation. Practice sitting and walking meditation followed by a group discussion. Meditation instruction is available.

 
Location: San Francisco

Tuesday Night Open House
March 10, 2015
Connect with community and explore our shared path of meditation. Practice sitting and walking meditation followed by a group discussion. Meditation instruction is available.

 
Location: San Francisco

Shambhala Sadhana
March 15, 2015
This is a time for those who have received the Shambhala Sadhana to practice together as a group. This practice requires students to have previously received the lung.

 
Location: San Francisco

Tuesday Night Open House
March 17, 2015
Connect with community and explore our shared path of meditation. Practice sitting and walking meditation followed by a group discussion. Meditation instruction is available.

 
Location: San Francisco

Tuesday Night Open House
March 24, 2015
Connect with community and explore our shared path of meditation. Practice sitting and walking meditation followed by a group discussion. Meditation instruction is available.

 
Location: San Francisco

The Art of Being Human: Shambhala Training Level I
March 27 - 29, 2015
Through the practice of meditation, we glimpse that goodness is the unconditional ground of our existence. Opening to ourselves with gentleness and appreciation, we begin to see our potential as genuine and compassionate human beings.

 
Location: San Francisco

Tuesday Night Open House
March 31, 2015
Connect with community and explore our shared path of meditation. Practice sitting and walking meditation followed by a group discussion. Meditation instruction is available.

 
Location: San Francisco

Tuesday Night Open House
April 7, 2015
Connect with community and explore our shared path of meditation. Practice sitting and walking meditation followed by a group discussion. Meditation instruction is available.

 
Location: San Francisco

Tuesday Night Open House
April 14, 2015
Connect with community and explore our shared path of meditation. Practice sitting and walking meditation followed by a group discussion. Meditation instruction is available.

 
Location: San Francisco

Drala (Sonoma Mountain Zen Center)
April 17 - 19, 2015
Introduces further warriorship practices that extend the basic meditation training. These practices are based on a societal vision and aspiration to help the world. (Prerequisites apply.)

 
Location: San Francisco

Tuesday Night Open House
April 21, 2015
Connect with community and explore our shared path of meditation. Practice sitting and walking meditation followed by a group discussion. Meditation instruction is available.

 
Location: San Francisco

Tuesday Night Open House
April 28, 2015
Connect with community and explore our shared path of meditation. Practice sitting and walking meditation followed by a group discussion. Meditation instruction is available.

 
Location: San Francisco

Tuesday Night Open House
May 5, 2015
Connect with community and explore our shared path of meditation. Practice sitting and walking meditation followed by a group discussion. Meditation instruction is available.

 
Location: San Francisco

Tuesday Night Open House
May 12, 2015
Connect with community and explore our shared path of meditation. Practice sitting and walking meditation followed by a group discussion. Meditation instruction is available.

 
Location: San Francisco

Birth of the Warrior: Shambhala Training Level II
May 15 - 17, 2015
Meditation practice allows us to observe how we create a cocoon of habits to mask underlying fear. We begin to appreciate that there is no fundamental obstacle to experiencing basic goodness.

 
Location: San Francisco

Tuesday Night Open House
May 19, 2015
Connect with community and explore our shared path of meditation. Practice sitting and walking meditation followed by a group discussion. Meditation instruction is available.

 
Location: San Francisco

Tuesday Night Open House
May 26, 2015
Connect with community and explore our shared path of meditation. Practice sitting and walking meditation followed by a group discussion. Meditation instruction is available.

 
Location: San Francisco

Tuesday Night Open House
June 2, 2015
Connect with community and explore our shared path of meditation. Practice sitting and walking meditation followed by a group discussion. Meditation instruction is available.

 
Location: San Francisco

Warrior in the World: Shambhala Training Level III
June 5 - 7, 2015
As meditation practice expands and we develop trust in basic goodness, we can begin to discover the confidence and personal energy to go forward on the journey.

 
Location: San Francisco

Tuesday Night Open House
June 9, 2015
Connect with community and explore our shared path of meditation. Practice sitting and walking meditation followed by a group discussion. Meditation instruction is available.

 
Location: San Francisco

Fearless Creativity: A Meditation Retreat for Writers
with Susan Piver
June 12 - 14, 2015
Deepen your relationship with the written word through meditation practice, journaling, group discussion and plenty of personal writing time.

 
Location: San Francisco

Tuesday Night Open House
June 16, 2015
Connect with community and explore our shared path of meditation. Practice sitting and walking meditation followed by a group discussion. Meditation instruction is available.

 
Location: San Francisco

Tuesday Night Open House
June 23, 2015
Connect with community and explore our shared path of meditation. Practice sitting and walking meditation followed by a group discussion. Meditation instruction is available.

 
Location: San Francisco

Tuesday Night Open House
June 30, 2015
Connect with community and explore our shared path of meditation. Practice sitting and walking meditation followed by a group discussion. Meditation instruction is available.

 
Location: San Francisco

Tuesday Night Open House
July 7, 2015
Connect with community and explore our shared path of meditation. Practice sitting and walking meditation followed by a group discussion. Meditation instruction is available.

 
Location: San Francisco

Tuesday Night Open House
July 14, 2015
Connect with community and explore our shared path of meditation. Practice sitting and walking meditation followed by a group discussion. Meditation instruction is available.

 
Location: San Francisco

Tuesday Night Open House
July 21, 2015
Connect with community and explore our shared path of meditation. Practice sitting and walking meditation followed by a group discussion. Meditation instruction is available.

 
Location: San Francisco

Tuesday Night Open House
July 28, 2015
Connect with community and explore our shared path of meditation. Practice sitting and walking meditation followed by a group discussion. Meditation instruction is available.

 
Location: San Francisco

Tuesday Night Open House
August 4, 2015
Connect with community and explore our shared path of meditation. Practice sitting and walking meditation followed by a group discussion. Meditation instruction is available.

 
Location: San Francisco

Tuesday Night Open House
August 11, 2015
Connect with community and explore our shared path of meditation. Practice sitting and walking meditation followed by a group discussion. Meditation instruction is available.

 
Location: San Francisco

Tuesday Night Open House
August 18, 2015
Connect with community and explore our shared path of meditation. Practice sitting and walking meditation followed by a group discussion. Meditation instruction is available.

 
Location: San Francisco

Tuesday Night Open House
August 25, 2015
Connect with community and explore our shared path of meditation. Practice sitting and walking meditation followed by a group discussion. Meditation instruction is available.

 
Location: San Francisco

Tuesday Night Open House
September 1, 2015
Connect with community and explore our shared path of meditation. Practice sitting and walking meditation followed by a group discussion. Meditation instruction is available.

 
Location: San Francisco

Tuesday Night Open House
September 8, 2015
Connect with community and explore our shared path of meditation. Practice sitting and walking meditation followed by a group discussion. Meditation instruction is available.

 
Location: San Francisco

Tuesday Night Open House
September 15, 2015
Connect with community and explore our shared path of meditation. Practice sitting and walking meditation followed by a group discussion. Meditation instruction is available.

 
Location: San Francisco

Tuesday Night Open House
September 22, 2015
Connect with community and explore our shared path of meditation. Practice sitting and walking meditation followed by a group discussion. Meditation instruction is available.

 
Location: San Francisco

Tuesday Night Open House
September 29, 2015
Connect with community and explore our shared path of meditation. Practice sitting and walking meditation followed by a group discussion. Meditation instruction is available.

 
Location: San Francisco

Tuesday Night Open House
October 6, 2015
Connect with community and explore our shared path of meditation. Practice sitting and walking meditation followed by a group discussion. Meditation instruction is available.

 
Location: San Francisco

Tuesday Night Open House
October 13, 2015
Connect with community and explore our shared path of meditation. Practice sitting and walking meditation followed by a group discussion. Meditation instruction is available.

 
Location: San Francisco

Tuesday Night Open House
October 20, 2015
Connect with community and explore our shared path of meditation. Practice sitting and walking meditation followed by a group discussion. Meditation instruction is available.

 
Location: San Francisco

Tuesday Night Open House
October 27, 2015
Connect with community and explore our shared path of meditation. Practice sitting and walking meditation followed by a group discussion. Meditation instruction is available.

 
Location: San Francisco

Tuesday Night Open House
November 3, 2015
Connect with community and explore our shared path of meditation. Practice sitting and walking meditation followed by a group discussion. Meditation instruction is available.

 
Location: San Francisco

Tuesday Night Open House
November 10, 2015
Connect with community and explore our shared path of meditation. Practice sitting and walking meditation followed by a group discussion. Meditation instruction is available.

 
Location: San Francisco

Tuesday Night Open House
November 17, 2015
Connect with community and explore our shared path of meditation. Practice sitting and walking meditation followed by a group discussion. Meditation instruction is available.

 
Location: San Francisco

Tuesday Night Open House
November 24, 2015
Connect with community and explore our shared path of meditation. Practice sitting and walking meditation followed by a group discussion. Meditation instruction is available.

 
Location: San Francisco

Tuesday Night Open House
December 1, 2015
Connect with community and explore our shared path of meditation. Practice sitting and walking meditation followed by a group discussion. Meditation instruction is available.

 
Location: San Francisco

Tuesday Night Open House
December 8, 2015
Connect with community and explore our shared path of meditation. Practice sitting and walking meditation followed by a group discussion. Meditation instruction is available.

 
Location: San Francisco

Tuesday Night Open House
December 15, 2015
Connect with community and explore our shared path of meditation. Practice sitting and walking meditation followed by a group discussion. Meditation instruction is available.

 
Location: San Francisco

Tuesday Night Open House
December 22, 2015
Connect with community and explore our shared path of meditation. Practice sitting and walking meditation followed by a group discussion. Meditation instruction is available.

 
Location: San Francisco

Tuesday Night Open House
December 29, 2015
Connect with community and explore our shared path of meditation. Practice sitting and walking meditation followed by a group discussion. Meditation instruction is available.