Shambhala Social Action LA

Social Action LA

Following the Sakyong’s View that all aspects of society are gateways to manifesting Enlightened Society, Shambhala Social Action LA is a new meditation group that will focus on non-partisan aspects in the political/social realm, supporting groups we feel are doing work in accord with Enlightened Society Principles.

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 

Creating Enlightened T-shirts

Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles’ own David Fraioli shares a new venture and discusses how as Shambalians we can infuse enlightened society in our everyday lives. Sounds weird right? In Shambhala we talk about creating enlightened society and that includes everything: education, politics, religion, business, trade, technology, the arts…and fashion. What you wear and … Continue 

A Home for Orange County Shambhala

In December, the Orange County Shambhala group held a fundraiser to find a home. It was fabulous. Here is an account of the evening by James Kieran Murphy.  When not traveling the highways or attending Shambhala Meditation Center Los Angeles (SMCLA) programs, we spend our time at the Center for Living Peace. We are fortunate … Continue 

Dedication to Nelson Mandela

Sakyong begins practices for Nelson Mandela, invites Shambhala community to join. Article originally published on the Shambhala Times (www.shambhalatimes.org). The Sakyong, Jamgon Mipham Rinpoche, has begun practices for Nelson Mandela, the historic leader who spearheaded the struggle against apartheid in South Africa and inspired the transformation of his country into the “rainbow nation.” The Sakyong … Continue