Letter from Cody McGough, Regional Director

Dear Regional Members and Friends, In the wake of this Summer’s allegations towards the Sakyong the Shambhala community is entering a period of transformation. Soon an interim board will begin leading Shambhala International, and an international process team will begin guiding community healing and organizational change. In our own region we are at a crossroads … Continue 

Northern California Shambhala Financial Update

Northern California Shambhala Financial Update August 22, 2018 Dear Northern California Shambhala Community, The leadership of Northern California Shambhala (including the Regional Board, Center Directors and Board Advisors from various centers) has asked us to report to you on the financial health and status of Northern California Shambhala (NCS). This report is a step toward … Continue 

A Letter from Kwong-roshi to the Northern California Shambhala Community

Click on the image to view and download a PDF. Dear Shambhala Sangha, We want to extend ourselves in a moment of deep sadness and loneliness for the Shambhala community. During this very difficult process, we welcome all of you to take refuge at Sonoma Mountain Zen Center as a place for inner reflection and … Continue 

A Letter from the Northern California Leadership Addressing our Community

Dear Northern California Shambhala Members, Friends, and Guests, As members and advisors of our regional Shambhala governing body, we are concerned and saddened by the recent accounts of sexual misconduct, including those regarding Shambhala’s lineage holder, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. . Our hearts go out to those who have experienced harm in Shambhala, as well as … 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. 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 … Continue 

Resolution from the Northern California Shambhala Board of Directors and Leadership Regarding the Separation of Children from Their Parents at the United States Border

Family is sacred to Shambhala Buddhism. Family holds the wisdom of our ancestors, a wisdom that enriches us and that can be handed down to future generations. Family is kin, the root of the word “kindness.” Shambhala Buddhism takes as its path the creation of an enlightened society, the most intimate form of which is … Continue 

Be in Grace: A Mindful Concert at Grace Cathedral

Join SF Shambhala and Mission Be for an immersive music and sound healing experience with an array of celebrated musical artists. The goal of the concert is to cultivate a sense of inner peace, compassion, and connection within a growing mindful community inside the magnificent space of Grace Cathedral. Featured artists include Jennifer Berezan, Linda … Continue 

SF Shambhala Chosen in “Best of” by 7×7 Magazine

SF Shambhala was chosen in 7×7’s “Best Of” series under Be Present: Meditation, Sound Healing + Stress Management in the Bay Area. And, they mentioned us first!! JUST BREATHE: LOCAL TRICKS FOR SUCCESSFUL MEDITATION Mindfulness is the watchword of the day and, in our ongoing quest for enlightenment, we’ve come across a few classes, books, … Continue 

SF Shambhala Center Manager Position Announcement

We are pleased to announce that sangha member Kelsey Brown has accepted the position of Center Manager of the San Francisco Shambhala Center. Having recently moved to the Bay Area from Colorado, Kelsey brings a wealth of experience as a former residential staff member at Shambhala Mountain Center and a Vajrayana student of the Sakyong, … Continue 

Berkeley Shambhala Center Seeks New Director

Berkeley Shambhala Center Director Summary Description The Berkeley Shambhala Center, part of the Northern California region, is seeking a Center Director to serve as the primary regional and international Shambhala leadership representative at the Berkeley Shambhala Center in Berkeley, California. The Director will represent the Northern California Shambhala (NCS) region at the local level, the … Continue