Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

Shambhala Day 2018 — Address by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

Cheerful Shambhala Day 2018 — Year of the Earth Dog! This morning, over 35 members and friends of the San Francisco Shambhala community joined together in our Meditation Hall to practice, watch Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche’s address, share delicious food, and connect through conversation and community discussion. There were also toasts while sipping some pretty decent … Continue 

Children's Day

Inviting the Magic of Play — Children’s Day

Why Children’s Day is not just for children by Leslie Gossett Every year, I get so excited about Children’s Day. I love planning the celebration, taking the Emperor and Empress dolls out, inviting the delight and magic of play into the Shrine Room in a very intentional way. Also every year, when I ask fellow … Continue 

Regional Enlightened Society Gathering

An Invitation to Saturday’s Regional Enlightened Society Gathering and Post-Fire Support

Dear Northern California Shambhala Sangha, As the immediate danger of the fires begin to subside and people return to their homes or face devastating loss, I would like to invite you all to a Saturday gathering to be together in community. Regional Enlightened Society Gathering This will be an opportunity to check-in, be together and … Continue 

An Update on the Northern California Wildfires from our Regional Director

Dear Northern California Sangha, As the North Bay fires continue the following is a brief community update with some resources for those affected by the fire as well as ways to help. First, I would like to share that our Sakyong has been monitoring the fire situation from Colorado and sends his love, blessings, and … Continue 

Sonoma and Napa Wildfires

A Letter to the Regional Sangha about the Sonoma and Napa Wildfires With the developing wildfires in Sonoma and Napa counties, I know that many of you are wondering how our Shambhala community is doing and that many of you are in the middle of it right now having evacuated your homes. The following is … Continue 

Video of the Sakyong’s talk on Harvest of Peace 2017

Click here to watch the video of the Sakyong’s talk on Harvest of Peace 2017. And thank you to everyone who contributed to our Firebird Fundraiser over Harvest of Peace!

Update on Harvest of Peace and Our Firebird Fundraiser

This is an important time for Shambhala: we are actually manifesting many of the principles that we have so long held dear. But it is a time when these principles seem to be more and more needed in the world. I invite all of you to take these principles into your own life as your … Continue 

Harvest of Peace Address 2017

Harvest of Peace Address 2017

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche SANGYUM WENDY FRIEDMAN Hello, everyone. Cheerful Harvest of Peace to all of our Shambhala friends, warriors, and citizens gathered throughout the world today. Harvest of Peace is one of our four seasonal holidays in Shambhala, known as Nyida Days, when we mark the changing of the seasons and our connection with the … Continue 

What Is Contemplative Social Engagement?

By: Kelsey Blackwell and David Kahane We live in a time of social, political and environmental turbulence: political division, natural disasters, economic polarization, climate change, refugee flows, hatred and intolerance toward foreigners, people of color, Muslims, LGBTQ and indigenous people. Many of us are asking, “what can I do?” “What does contemplative resistance look like?” … Continue 

Northern California Shambhala is seeking a Director of Marketing and Communication

Summary Description The Director of Marketing and Communications is responsible for the overall publicity of all Northern California Shambhala, Inc. (NCSI) events and initiatives within both the Shambhala and greater communities. They are responsible for maintaining an elegant, dignified and accurate representation of the Shambhala lineage through all forms of media, including NCSI websites, email … Continue