On The Dorje Kasung and Pacifying the Mamos

This is a first in a series to introduce a major service organization of our Shambhala community. The organization is called the Dorje Kasung. The following is by Darryl Burnham, Kadö, the Windhorse Regiment Commander of the Dorje Kasung for the Southwest.  Dorje is a Tibetan word that means indestructible or diamond-like, and Kasung refers to … Continue 

Inspired to Engage: a Shambhalian’s Experience of the Women’s March in Los Angeles

Just as in over 670 cities and towns across the globe, Los Angeles held a women’s march. It was the biggest civil demonstration in the history of the city. The Shambhala Center of Los Angeles rented a booth to offer meditation instruction. What follows is a first person account by member Allison Conant.   Before … Continue 

Looking at Engaged Buddhism – a Shambhala Perspective

I’m someone who has actively followed politics all my life. I read about it every morning and discuss it regularly. Since I’m a photographer who lives and works in Hollywood, it should come as no surprise that I’m strongly progressive. But part of my job is relating to whomever I’m shooting, so I’ve gotten pretty … Continue 

Shambhala Art is coming to a Center near you

by Shambhala Art teacher Debra Dysart At this time of year, I am often reminded how very fortunate I am to be living in Los Angeles. I know what it’s like to shovel my car out of the hard-packed snow bank that the plow pushed up against it and scrape the ice off the windshield, … Continue 

A Message from the Director

Dear Noble Warriors of Shambhala, Today, right now, some of us are experiencing an immense amount of sadness and fear about our future. As well, some are experiencing new hope for our future. Whatever it is you’re feeling, the divide between hope and fear appears to be as vast as the long deep valleys of … Continue