Your Mind in a Jar

This is your mind in a jar. That’s right. It’s red, gold, orange, pink, blue, green, even black. Sparkly, whirling, spinning, messy. We ring the gong and wait. And now it is still and clear. When we bring our attention to our minds, what do we notice? And when we spend a few moments in … Continue 

Paranirvana Day

Shambhala’s annual Paranirvana Day is a community gathering that celebrates the life and influence of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. The founder of Shambhala was Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche (1939-1987). Trungpa Rinpoche was the 11th descendent in the line of Trungpa tulkus, important teachers of the Kagyü lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. Renowned for its strong emphasis on meditation … Continue 

Video: Ringing in the Year of the Wood Horse

The much-anticipated full video of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche’s Shambhala Day Address 2014 From Boulder Colorado. Produced by Centre East Media with Shambhala Online. Watch the video on Vimeo.  

Transcript of the Sakyong’s Shambhala Day Address 2014

Sakyong Jampal Trinley Dradul, Jamgon Mipham Rinpoche THE SAKYONG: I would like to begin this new year with a bow, an international bow from here in Dorje Dzong. We can extend our heart out and meet all those of you who are joining us online — from Europe, where it is much later, from Halifax … Continue 

Discovering Our True Wealth

8 Monday Evenings from 7 to 9 PM beginning March 10th through April 28th Our own Charity Martin will be facilitating a new group beginning next Monday Evening, and we want to make certain you don’t miss the opportunity to participate. This is a great way to build resources and trust in coming home to … Continue 

Photo: Mark Anderson

Year of the Wood Horse San Francisco Style

Photos by Leslie Gossett unless otherwise noted Cheerful Year of the Wood Horse to you! Yesterday morning we gathered early at the San Francisco Center to celebrate Shambhala Day. After exchanging many hugs and cheerful greetings, a group gathered outside, in the cleansing drizzle, for the opening Lhasang ceremony. We invited down the magic energy … Continue