Tibetan New Year

Preparing for the New Year – Dön Season & Shambhala Day

Celebrating the new year according to the Tibetan calendar is an important event in the Shambhala community. Named “Shambhala Day” by ChögyamTrungpa Rinpoche. Here’s an explanation what it is and why we do special chants called “Mamo Chants” 10 days prior to Shambhala Day.

WOMEN’S MARCH LA 2018 MEDITATION

Reported by Jason Elias: On Saturday, January 20, 2018,  hundreds of thousands of people showed up for the Women’s March in Downtown LA (KTLA estimated 400,000). As part of that, under the guidance of Acharya Emily Bower, Shambhala Social Action spearheaded a Flash Meditation Mob along the marcher’s path. Roughly 15 of us showed up … Continue 

Buddhist and heartbreak blog posts by Sarah Norrad Elephant Journal

Why Heartbreak is a Good Thing—according to Buddhists Studies

Heartbreak is seen as a good thing in the Buddhist studies. Read a blog post by Author Sarah Norrad from Elephant Journal that shares what we can learn from broken relationships: There are many ways we can be softened and opened up by life, but heartbreak is probably the most effective one. Nobody wants to … Continue 

Shambhala Los Angeles Meditation Center

Meditation: Finding Contentment in Everyday Life

Contentment in Everyday Life is the first class in Shambhala Training, a complete path of weekly classes and weekend retreats that provides a comprehensive overview of mindfulness and contemplative meditation techniques. Read a blog post, by meditation teacher Lodro Rinzler, on the meaning of contentment and what this course is about.

Author Gayle Van Gils

Author Gayle Van Gils Leads “Happier at Work” Program & Talks in Los Angeles

The following is a guest post by Shastri Gayle Van Gils who will be visiting each of our Southern CA Shambhala centers in early November to sign books and share the work that she is doing to bring compassion into business. Her book, Happier at Work: The Power of Love to Transform the Workplace will … Continue 

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