Program Details

Third Friday Movie and a Meal: Room to Breathe


April 19 / 6:00 PM - April 19 / 9:00 PM

Our presentation for April will be:


"Room to Breathe"


Room To Breathe is a surprising story of transformation as struggling kids in a San Francisco public middle school are introduced to the practice of mindfulness meditation.


Topping the district in disciplinary suspensions, and with overcrowded classrooms creating a nearly impossible learning environment, overwhelmed administrators are left with stark choices: repeating the cycle of trying to force tuned-out children to listen, or to experiment with timeless inner practices that may provide them with the social, emotional, and attentional skills that they need to succeed.


The first question is whether it’s already too late. Confronted by defiance, contempt for authority figures, poor discipline, and more interest in “social” than learning, can a young mindfulness teacher from Berkeley succeed in opening their minds and hearts?




We are happy to present our Movie and a Meal community evenings at the Sonoma Shambhala Center. It is a regular event falling on the third Friday of each month. 


Before each movie, we provide a simple meal for the community to share in.  Our meal generally consists of a crockpot of vegetarian soup and a yummy whole grain bread, along with wine and non-alcoholic beverages.


We gather at 6:00 for the meal; the movie usually begins around 6:45 to 7:00.


Popcorn, tea and soda will be served during the movie.


A suggested donation of $5-$10 is requested to cover the cost of the movie royalty fees and refreshments.


Bring your friends and family!

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