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 we are not able to provide answers to all of the questions that may be coming up, we would like to support you through open hearted listening. Until more information comes to light, our priority to is to hold each other with caring and kindness. We will be having Community Gatherings to hold space for people to share, listen and process on the following days:  

Sunday July 15, 1-4p at our Eagle Rock Center

Saturday July 21, 10:30a-12:30p at our Orange County Center

Please be advised that during this time our public meditation programs will continue.  Thank you for your kindness and understanding. 

Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles Leadership

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. We will continue to update this page with new information as it becomes available. This list is not intended to be exhaustive.

We offer this with broken hearts as we hold our sangha in kindness. Our intent is to remain in a place of openness and not-knowing, to listen to our community, and to try our best to pass on any information that we receive. These are confusing times for everyone.


Letter from Shambhala Mountain Center 7/10/2018

A Message from the Sakyong 7/10/2018

A Letter from the Women Acharyas 7/8/2018

A Message from the Office of the Sakyong 7/6/2018

Letter from the Kalapa Council regarding leadership transition 7/6/2018

Letter from the Kalapa Council 6/29/2018

Letter from the Kalapa Council 6/27/2018

Letter from Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche to the Shambhala Community 6/25/2018

An Olive Branch Website


Project Sunshine 


Buddhist News Articles

Tricycle Article

Lion’s Roar Report alleges sexual misconduct by leader of Shambhala community


Helpful Writings by Shambhala Teachers

Susan Piver On Shambhala

Ethan Nichtern Reflections on Shambhala

A video message from Llama Rod Owens to the Shambhala Community

A video message from Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo & Lama Tsultrim Allione



Pema Chödrön No Right No Wrong

Meditation in the City with Shanti Small Holding Space, Healing Harm



Joanna Macy on the Shambhala Warrior


Original Post from Berkley Shambhala


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