Community Gatherings

  Update: Thank you for your interest in Shambhala.  At this time, our community is going through a lot of upheaval from allegations of sexual misconduct against the Shambhala lineage holder, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. An independent third-party investigation is taking place. Our Los Angeles community is experiencing genuine confusion, sadness, anger, and heartbreak at this time. Although … Continue 

Resources for Helping our Sangha to Understand Current Events in Shambhala

We have put together a virtual reading room for our community that contains some links to letters from Shambhala governance and the Sakyong, news articles, helpful blog posts and teachings.

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 

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