Resources for Helping our Sangha to Understand Current Events in Shambhala

Shambhala International is in the midst of its own #METOO and sorting through the realities of sexual misconduct and power abuse within our own beloved organization. This page is a virtual reading room for our community. We will continue to update this page with new information as it becomes available. This list is not intended … Continue 

A letter to the San Francisco Shambhala Community

  Dear San Francisco Shambhala Community, This is a difficult letter to write. It is with a heavy heart that we share this news with you. In a meeting between Northern California Shambhala, Inc. (NCSI) leadership and a core group of SF volunteers, the decision was made to approach our landlord and negotiate an early … Continue 

NorCal Shambhala Response to COVID-19

Dear Sangha,  We send this message in care and concern for the wellbeing of all of you as we navigate this health challenge together. The Northern California Shambhala Board of Directors has asked the centers and groups in the region to close all public programs for the remainder of the month of March due to … Continue 

2019 SF Financial Report

Click here to view a PDF of the SF 2019 financial report. If you are interested in learning more, please get involved! Our community meets on the first Sunday of the month at 1 PM to plan all aspects of the future of SF Shambhala. You are warmly invited to join us.

A Message from Our Director

Dear SF Shambhala Community, Almost a year and a half ago, I was asked to “manage” the center. I was hesitant to agree. I had just finished coordinating Mamo Chants, Shambhala Day, and a Level I, and while I really liked coordinating Mamo Chants & Shambhala Day, it took a lot of time. I like … Continue 

Deepening in Compassion

SF Shambhala is pleased to join with Shambhala Online to offer a series of Buddhist Mahayana teachings taught by the Shambhala acharyas. (An acharya is a senior teacher in the Shambhala community.) Each teaching will replace our regularly-scheduled Sunday Morning Sit. We will connect online, along with the global community, to participate in these live-streamed … Continue 

Community Rising!

  Dear San Francisco Shambhala Community, Please join us on January 27th, Sunday afternoon from 2 to 4 PM, to share our visions with each other for our center in 2019. Last fall we had a successful membership drive and now we are at a place where it is time to envision how we want … Continue 

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