10th Annual Plants Illustrated Exhibit: Celebrating Ethnobotany
Jan
18
to Feb 6

10th Annual Plants Illustrated Exhibit: Celebrating Ethnobotany

  • UC Berkeley Botanical Garden (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for the 10th annual Plants Illustrated exhibit of botanical art in the Garden’s lovely Julia Morgan Hall. This year, the members of the Northern California Society of Botanical Artists are presenting the theme of Plants + People in this special exhibition titled Celebrating Ethnobotany. 

Admission to the exhibit is free with Garden admission.

Note: The exhibit will be closed to the general public on February 1, 10-11:30 a.m. during the Gallery Talk: Joseph Banks and the Golden Age of Botanical Exploration. Click here for tickets to the talk.

Event Contact: gardenprograms@berkeley.edu
Event is 10AM-4PM each day during this time period, except…

(No event on these dates: January 21; February 5, 2019)

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Monday Night Meditation
Jan
21
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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Q-Talk
Jan
22
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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Wednesday Night Meditation Practice
Jan
23
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
Jan
24
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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Sunday Morning Meditation
Jan
27
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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Mindful Mondays
Jan
28
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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Monday Night Meditation
Jan
28
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.


View Event →
Q-Talk
Jan
29
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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Wednesday Night Meditation Practice
Jan
30
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.

View Event →
Q-Talk
Jan
31
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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SHEP Sexpert Education Clinic
Feb
1
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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Sunday Morning Meditation
Feb
3
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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Mindful Mondays
Feb
4
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!

View Event →
Monday Night Meditation
Feb
4
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.


View Event →
Q-Talk
Feb
5
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 →
Wednesday Night Meditation Practice
Feb
6
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.

View Event →
Q-Talk
Feb
7
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!

View Event →
SHEP Sexpert Education Clinic
Feb
8
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 →
Sunday Morning Meditation
Feb
10
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

View Event →
Mindful Mondays
Feb
11
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!

View Event →
Monday Night Meditation
Feb
11
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.


View Event →
Wednesday Night Meditation Practice
Feb
13
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.

View Event →
Sunday Morning Meditation
Feb
17
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

View Event →
Mindful Mondays
Feb
18
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!

View Event →
Monday Night Meditation
Feb
18
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.


View Event →
Wednesday Night Meditation Practice
Feb
20
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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Free rapid HIV antibody testing
Feb
22
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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Sunday Morning Meditation
Feb
24
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

View Event →
Mindful Mondays
Feb
25
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!

View Event →
Monday Night Meditation
Feb
25
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.


View Event →
Wednesday Night Meditation Practice
Feb
27
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.

View Event →
Sunday Morning Meditation
Mar
3
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

View Event →
Mindful Mondays
Mar
4
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!

View Event →
Monday Night Meditation
Mar
4
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.


View Event →
Wednesday Night Meditation Practice
Mar
6
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.

View Event →
Sunday Morning Meditation
Mar
10
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

View Event →
Mindful Mondays
Mar
11
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!

View Event →
Monday Night Meditation
Mar
11
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.


View Event →
Wednesday Night Meditation Practice
Mar
13
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.

View Event →
Sunday Morning Meditation
Mar
17
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

View Event →
Mindful Mondays
Mar
18
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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Monday Night Meditation
Mar
18
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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Wednesday Night Meditation Practice
Mar
20
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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Free rapid HIV antibody testing
Mar
22
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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Sunday Morning Meditation
Mar
24
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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Monday Night Meditation
Mar
25
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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Wednesday Night Meditation Practice
Mar
27
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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Sunday Morning Meditation
Mar
31
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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Mindful Mondays
Apr
1
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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Monday Night Meditation
Apr
1
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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Wednesday Night Meditation Practice
Apr
3
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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Sunday Morning Meditation
Apr
7
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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Mindful Mondays
Apr
8
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!

View Event →
Monday Night Meditation
Apr
8
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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Wednesday Night Meditation Practice
Apr
10
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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Sunday Morning Meditation
Apr
14
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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Mindful Mondays
Apr
15
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!

View Event →
Monday Night Meditation
Apr
15
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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Wednesday Night Meditation Practice
Apr
17
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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Sunday Morning Meditation
Apr
21
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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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!

View Event →
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.


View Event →
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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Free rapid HIV antibody testing
Apr
26
to Nov 22

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.

View Event →
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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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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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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Sunday Morning Meditation
Jan
20
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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Wednesday Night Meditation Practice
Jan
16
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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Monday Night Meditation
Jan
14
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.


View Event →
Mindful Mondays
Jan
14
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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Trees of the Garden
Dec
11
1:00 PM13:00

Trees of the Garden

Discover some the UC Botanical Garden's signature trees from around the world on this special docent-led walk. 

Free with admission; Registration suggested to guarantee a spot.

Registration recommended:  Free for Members or with Garden Admission

Registration info: Register online

Event Contact: gardenprograms@berkeley.edu

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Friday Night Meditation Practice
Dec
7
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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SHEP Sexpert Education Clinic
Dec
7
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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Wednesday Night Meditation Practice
Dec
5
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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Men of Color Support Circle
Dec
5
3:15 PM15:15

Men of Color Support Circle

Who Should Join: Self-Identified Men of Color 

Date & Time: WEDNESDAYS 3:15PM to 4:45PM 

Location: Tang Center (3rd Floor)

How to Connect or Consult: Call or email:

Adisa Anderson, Ph.D.  ->  510-642-9270 or adisa.anderson@berkeley.edu 

This support group is offered for self-identified men (cisgender & transgender) of diverse cultural backgrounds (including but not limited to African-American, Latinx, Asian, Pacific Islander, Middle Eastern, Native American, & Multiracial) to connect with other men of color on campus. The circle offers the opportunity for a supportive space that fosters community and encourages members to engage in dialogue, exploration & self-expression related to their experiences  at Cal. This group will explore topics including healthy masculinity and gender, racial and ethnic identity, the “isms,” academics, career-development, relationships, sexuality, mental health and general well-being relevant to men of color. The group is free and confidential.     

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Flu Shot Clinic
Dec
5
10:00 AM10:00

Flu Shot Clinic

Help yourself stay well this fall and winter. 
To protect yourself, you need a flu shot every year.

Fall 2018 Drop-in Flu Shots at Tang, 10am-5pm

  • Monday, October 8th

  • Friday, October 19th

  • Friday, November 9th

  • Thursday, November 15th

  • Wednesday, December 5th

FREE for students with SHIP. $30 for community/non-SHIP members (adults only). Berkeley students: Please bring your Cal 1 Card. 

  • Drop in during the flu clinic; no appointment needed.

  • Held on the first floor of the Tang Center, 10am-5pm. 

  • Open to the campus community (college-aged adults and above)

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Monday Night Meditation
Dec
3
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.


View Event →
Sunday Morning Meditation
Dec
2
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
Nov
30
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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SHEP Sexpert Education Clinic
Nov
30
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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Free rapid HIV antibody testing
Nov
30
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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Qigong with Director Eric Siegel
Nov
30
10:00 AM10:00

Qigong with Director Eric Siegel

Qigong (pronounced cheegong) is a form of meditative exercise with repeated movements, gently stretching the core and limbs and building body awareness. We will practice some standing meditation intended to help you feel and circulate qi (the Chinese word that describes life force), a set of exercises called “silk reeling” and some specific walking techniques that build balance, flexibility, and strength. No previous experience is required. People with disabilities are welcome, as we can adapt the exercises for sitting, supported standing or standing. Eric Siegel, in addition to being the Garden’s Director, has been practicing Chinese martial arts and qigong for over 15 years.

Registration not required:  Free with Garden Admission

Event Contact: gardenprograms@berkeley.edu, 510-664-7606

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Q-Talk
Nov
29
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
Nov
28
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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Men of Color Support Circle
Nov
28
3:15 PM15:15

Men of Color Support Circle

Who Should Join: Self-Identified Men of Color 

Date & Time: WEDNESDAYS 3:15PM to 4:45PM 

Location: Tang Center (3rd Floor)

How to Connect or Consult: Call or email:

Adisa Anderson, Ph.D.  ->  510-642-9270 or adisa.anderson@berkeley.edu 

This support group is offered for self-identified men (cisgender & transgender) of diverse cultural backgrounds (including but not limited to African-American, Latinx, Asian, Pacific Islander, Middle Eastern, Native American, & Multiracial) to connect with other men of color on campus. The circle offers the opportunity for a supportive space that fosters community and encourages members to engage in dialogue, exploration & self-expression related to their experiences  at Cal. This group will explore topics including healthy masculinity and gender, racial and ethnic identity, the “isms,” academics, career-development, relationships, sexuality, mental health and general well-being relevant to men of color. The group is free and confidential.     

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Q-Talk
Nov
27
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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Monday Night Meditation
Nov
26
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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Mindfulness Mondays
Nov
26
1:00 PM13:00

Mindfulness Mondays

  • Morrison Foerster Room, 298 Simon Hall (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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

Sometimes we’ll have special guests (i.e., local legal practitioners) to lead our sits. Most often, it’ll be led by students, staff, or faculty! 

So bring your lunch and get mindful. All are welcome-students, visiting scholars, faculty, staff.

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