Q-Talk
May
7
4:00 PM16:00

Q-Talk

150 Chavez, Central Campus

Confidential, one-on-one, professional, supportive relationship & stress advice service for the LGBTQIA student community at Cal.

If you are experiencing difficulties with:

• Coming out to family, friends, or co-workers

• Transitioning to a new, healthier and more authentic YOU

• Dating, body image or emotional and sexual intimacy issues

• Integrating multiple, intersecting identities (i.e. gender, sexuality, race, class, disability, immigration status, national origin, religion/spirituality, etc.)

• Coping with and addressing discrimination or isolation

...then Q-TALK wants to help you!

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SHEP Sexpert Education Clinic
May
3
12:00 PM12:00

SHEP Sexpert Education Clinic

Come by the Tang Center Friday 12-3 for the Sexpert Clinic!

Drop ins welcome but appointments encouraged. Make appointments here.

  • Discuss sexual decision-making, sexual communication, safer sex and contraceptive options

  • This clinic is where the free rapid HIV antibody tests are offered (offered once a month; space is limited and clients will be tested on a first come, first served basis)

  • Get free samples of condoms, dental dams and lube

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Q-Talk
May
2
10:30 AM10:30

Q-Talk

150 Chavez, Central Campus

Confidential, one-on-one, professional, supportive relationship & stress advice service for the LGBTQIA student community at Cal.

If you are experiencing difficulties with:

• Coming out to family, friends, or co-workers

• Transitioning to a new, healthier and more authentic YOU

• Dating, body image or emotional and sexual intimacy issues

• Integrating multiple, intersecting identities (i.e. gender, sexuality, race, class, disability, immigration status, national origin, religion/spirituality, etc.)

• Coping with and addressing discrimination or isolation

...then Q-TALK wants to help you!

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Wednesday Night Meditation Practice
May
1
7:00 PM19:00

Wednesday Night Meditation Practice

Wednesday Practice Night is dedicated to beginning meditators, and everyone else too! Both sitting and meditation instruction will begin at 7 p.m.

Sitting practice in the main shrine room and consists of two 15-20-minute sessions of sitting meditation divided by one 5-10 minute session of walking meditation.

At 7:45 we have a brief reading and discussion that lasts about 45 minutes, followed with tea and refreshments between 8:30 and 9 PM.

All are welcome!

For more information, please contact shambhalaberkeley@gmail.com.

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Q-Talk
Apr
30
4:00 PM16:00

Q-Talk

150 Chavez, Central Campus

Confidential, one-on-one, professional, supportive relationship & stress advice service for the LGBTQIA student community at Cal.

If you are experiencing difficulties with:

• Coming out to family, friends, or co-workers

• Transitioning to a new, healthier and more authentic YOU

• Dating, body image or emotional and sexual intimacy issues

• Integrating multiple, intersecting identities (i.e. gender, sexuality, race, class, disability, immigration status, national origin, religion/spirituality, etc.)

• Coping with and addressing discrimination or isolation

...then Q-TALK wants to help you!

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Mindfulness Meditation Group
Apr
30
12:15 PM12:15

Mindfulness Meditation Group

The Mindfulness Meditation Group meets every Tuesday at 12:15-1:00 pm at 3110 Tang Center on campus. All campus-affiliated people are welcome to join us on a drop-in basis, no registration or meditation experience necessary. We start with a short reading on meditation practice, followed by 30 minutes of silent sitting, and end with a brief discussion period.

Target audience: All Audiences

Open to audience: All Audiences

Event contact: kalle@berkeley.edu

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Monday Night Meditation
Apr
29
7:00 PM19:00

Monday Night Meditation

Monday Night Meditation is held every week at 7 PM. Each sitting consists of two sessions of approximately 25 minutes of sitting, divided by a 10-minute session of walking meditation.

Meditation is a natural state of the human mind—at rest, open, alert. The practice of meditation has been taught for over 2,500 years as a vehicle for realizing the beauty and magic of the ordinary world without aggression or manipulation.

The teachings of Shambhala Buddhism emphasize the potential for enlightenment inherent in every situation or state of mind. Through discipline, gentleness and a sense of humor, the practitioner is invited to let go of conflicting emotions and wake up on the spot.

Mindfulness and awareness meditation is the foundation of all that we do at the Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center.This ancient practice of self-discovery is rooted in the simple but revolutionary premise that every human being has the ability to cultivate the mind’s inherent stability, clarity and strength in order to be more awake and to develop the compassion and insight necessary to care for oneself and the world genuinely.


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Sunday Morning Meditation
Apr
28
10:00 AM10:00

Sunday Morning Meditation

Please join us every Sunday morning for sitting followed by a discussion and tea and snacks. Sunday morning practice begins with morning chants, and then proceeds with sitting and walking meditation. There are a variety of cushions, as well as chairs available to be used in any way you need. Berkeley Shambhala is dedicated to supporting everyone in their meditation practice.

The program begins at 10 AM. An introduction to Shambhala happens every first Sunday at Welcome to Shambhala. Meditation instruction is also available every Tuesday night at our Oakland sit and every Wednesday night in Berkeley.

If you have questions or comments please contact shambhalaberkeley@gmail.com.

Sunday Morning Meditation Schedule:

  • Community Sit: 10:00 to 11:30

  • Discussion: 11:30 to 12: 15

  • Tea and snacks follow

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Friday Night Meditation Practice
Apr
26
7:00 PM19:00

Friday Night Meditation Practice

Friday Night Meditation is held every week at 7:00 PM. Each sitting consists of two sessions of approximately 25 minutes of sitting, divided by a 10-minute session of walking meditation.

Meditation is a natural state of the human mind—at rest, open, alert. The practice of meditation has been taught for over 2,500 years as a vehicle for realizing the beauty and magic of the ordinary world without aggression or manipulation.

The teachings of Shambhala Buddhism emphasize the potential for enlightenment inherent in every situation or state of mind. Through discipline, gentleness and a sense of humor, the practitioner is invited to let go of conflicting emotions and wake up on the spot.

Mindfulness and awareness meditation is the foundation of all that we do at the Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center. This ancient practice of self-discovery is rooted in the simple but revolutionary premise that every human being has the ability to cultivate the mind’s inherent stability, clarity and strength in order to be more awake and to develop the compassion and insight necessary to care for oneself and the world genuinely.

For further information, see our meditation section.

Please join us!

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Free rapid HIV antibody testing
Apr
26
12:00 PM12:00

Free rapid HIV antibody testing

Testing is free and anonymous with results provided in 30 minutes.

Testing takes place Fridays 12-3pm once a month in the Health Promotion unit, 2nd floor Tang Center

The Sexual Health Education Program's Sexpert Education Clinic conducts rapid HIV antibody testing for Cal students and community members. Testing method is a blood-based finger prick test.

Get all the information here.

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SHEP Sexpert Education Clinic
Apr
26
12:00 PM12:00

SHEP Sexpert Education Clinic

Come by the Tang Center Friday 12-3 for the Sexpert Clinic!

Drop ins welcome but appointments encouraged. Make appointments here.

  • Discuss sexual decision-making, sexual communication, safer sex and contraceptive options

  • This clinic is where the free rapid HIV antibody tests are offered (offered once a month; space is limited and clients will be tested on a first come, first served basis)

  • Get free samples of condoms, dental dams and lube

View Event →
Q-Talk
Apr
25
10:30 AM10:30

Q-Talk

150 Chavez, Central Campus

Confidential, one-on-one, professional, supportive relationship & stress advice service for the LGBTQIA student community at Cal.

If you are experiencing difficulties with:

• Coming out to family, friends, or co-workers

• Transitioning to a new, healthier and more authentic YOU

• Dating, body image or emotional and sexual intimacy issues

• Integrating multiple, intersecting identities (i.e. gender, sexuality, race, class, disability, immigration status, national origin, religion/spirituality, etc.)

• Coping with and addressing discrimination or isolation

...then Q-TALK wants to help you!

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Wednesday Night Meditation Practice
Apr
24
7:00 PM19:00

Wednesday Night Meditation Practice

Wednesday Practice Night is dedicated to beginning meditators, and everyone else too! Both sitting and meditation instruction will begin at 7 p.m.

Sitting practice in the main shrine room and consists of two 15-20-minute sessions of sitting meditation divided by one 5-10 minute session of walking meditation.

At 7:45 we have a brief reading and discussion that lasts about 45 minutes, followed with tea and refreshments between 8:30 and 9 PM.

All are welcome!

For more information, please contact shambhalaberkeley@gmail.com.

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Q-Talk
Apr
23
4:00 PM16:00

Q-Talk

150 Chavez, Central Campus

Confidential, one-on-one, professional, supportive relationship & stress advice service for the LGBTQIA student community at Cal.

If you are experiencing difficulties with:

• Coming out to family, friends, or co-workers

• Transitioning to a new, healthier and more authentic YOU

• Dating, body image or emotional and sexual intimacy issues

• Integrating multiple, intersecting identities (i.e. gender, sexuality, race, class, disability, immigration status, national origin, religion/spirituality, etc.)

• Coping with and addressing discrimination or isolation

...then Q-TALK wants to help you!

View Event →
Mindfulness Meditation Group
Apr
23
12:15 PM12:15

Mindfulness Meditation Group

The Mindfulness Meditation Group meets every Tuesday at 12:15-1:00 pm at 3110 Tang Center on campus. All campus-affiliated people are welcome to join us on a drop-in basis, no registration or meditation experience necessary. We start with a short reading on meditation practice, followed by 30 minutes of silent sitting, and end with a brief discussion period.

Target audience: All Audiences

Open to audience: All Audiences

Event contact: kalle@berkeley.edu

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Monday Night Meditation
Apr
22
7:00 PM19:00

Monday Night Meditation

Monday Night Meditation is held every week at 7 PM. Each sitting consists of two sessions of approximately 25 minutes of sitting, divided by a 10-minute session of walking meditation.

Meditation is a natural state of the human mind—at rest, open, alert. The practice of meditation has been taught for over 2,500 years as a vehicle for realizing the beauty and magic of the ordinary world without aggression or manipulation.

The teachings of Shambhala Buddhism emphasize the potential for enlightenment inherent in every situation or state of mind. Through discipline, gentleness and a sense of humor, the practitioner is invited to let go of conflicting emotions and wake up on the spot.

Mindfulness and awareness meditation is the foundation of all that we do at the Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center.This ancient practice of self-discovery is rooted in the simple but revolutionary premise that every human being has the ability to cultivate the mind’s inherent stability, clarity and strength in order to be more awake and to develop the compassion and insight necessary to care for oneself and the world genuinely.


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Mindful Mondays
Apr
22
1:00 PM13:00

Mindful Mondays

Law school and the legal profession are stressful. Mindfulness can be an essential tool to manage that stress and to be a better advocate! Join us as we learn together how pausing to breathe can improve our personal and professional lives. 

No experience is necessary! Even if you’ve never meditated before or think you’re “bad” at meditation, join us! The purpose of our Mindfulness community is to support others wherever they’re at.

Each Monday (except holidays), we’ll roughly follow this schedule:
1:00-1:20pm Eat Lunch and Chat
1:20-1:40pm Meditation Practice
1:40-2:00pm Discussion of Practice

Bring your lunch and get mindful!

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