Shambhala Meditation is based on the premise that the natural state of the mind is calm and clear. It’s a practice that anyone can do. Mindfullness meditation is an ancient technique that is practiced worldwide.  We offer open houses, introductory and advanced meditation, Buddhist, arts and movement classes. 

Featured Programs

Ecstatic Dance Shambhala

September 30th

Born from the Sunday Morning Ecstatic Dance in Oakland, California, we focus on nurturing a space where you can play and interact authentically. Continue »

Learn to Meditate

with Alice Dan

October 1st

Ideal for beginners as well as students who want to work on stabilizing their meditation, this half day program gives you the essential techniques and reasons for meditation practice in everyday life. Continue »

Essential Heart of Kasungship: Part 1

October 1st—November 5th

Open to all. We will explore the basic practices of the Dorje Kasung, a path of service within the Shambhala community charged with maintaining a container of wakefulness in which the teaching and practice of meditation can occur. Continue »

Sadhana of Mahamudra

October 1st

All are welcome to this monthly Vajrayana practice. Please join us! Continue »

Group Fencing Class

with Elle Hill

October 3rd

New! Open to All. Adults and youth can experience synchronization of mind and body through the practice of fencing. $30 for drop-in or $250 for a 10-class package. Continue »

Meridian Touch Japanese Qigong

with Jennifer O'Hara

October 5th

Open to all; drop-in or buy a series. The fee for this is $17 for a single class, or $85 for a package of six classes (any six - these don't necessarily have to be six in a row). Continue »

At Home in the World: The Four Dignities

with Acharya Richard John

October 7th—October 9th

The Four Dignities were first taught in the West by Ven. Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Drawn from the shaman tradition of ancient Tibet, they are a cornerstone of the Shambhala teachings on basic goodness and the view of enlightened society. Continue »

At Home in the World: The Four Dignities - Friday Talk Only

with Acharya Richard John

October 7th

The Four Dignities were first taught in the West by Ven. Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Drawn from the shaman tradition of ancient Tibet, they are a cornerstone of the Shambhala teachings on basic goodness and the view of enlightened society. Continue »

Going On: A One-Woman Performance

with Liz Richardson

October 8th

Don't miss this rare opportunity to see Going On, a solo play written and performed by accomplished Canadian actress Elizabeth Richardson. Continue »

Ashe Mahamudra Retreat

with Acharya Richard John

October 10th

Prerequisites apply. The Sakyong has written a beautiful practice text that brings together the Shambhala dzokchen path of Ashe and the four dignities with the Mahamudra vipashyana investigations into the nature of mind. The lung for this will be given. Continue »

Bodhisattva Vow Ceremony

with Acharya Richard John

October 11th

Bodhisattva Vows will be given by Acharya Richard John. Candidates are required to have taken the Refuge Vow on a previous occasion. Continue »

Refuge Vow Ceremony

with Acharya Richard John

October 11th

The Refuge Vow marks the student's formal decision to become a Buddhist. Continue »