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 

Pearl Ubungen, Director San Francisco Shambhala

New SF Shambhala Center Director Appointed by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

We are delighted to announce the appointment of our new Center Director for the San Francisco Shambhala Center, Ms. pearl ubungen. Appointed by His Majesty, the Kongma Sakyong, Minister of Government Jane Arthur, and our Regional Board, Ms. ubungen will formally take her oath as center Director on October 1st at Sharchen Dzong. As Shambhala … Continue 

Shambhala Day Videos

Shambhala Day Videos and Address

If you were unable to join the community for our New Year’s Celebration, here is a link to the Shambhala Day videos — including Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche’s International Address. Cheerful Year of the Firebird! Below is a transcript of the talk: Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche Shambhala Day Address Boulder Shambhala Meditation Center, Colorado 27 February 2017 … Continue 

SF Shambhala Seeking New Director

The Shambhala Center of San Francisco is pleased to announce our search for a new Center Director. Our current director, Alex Van Gils will be stepping down in May. We are seeking individuals who possess leadership and interpersonal communication skills, as well as a demonstrated commitment to practice, retreat, and study. The San Francisco Shambhala … Continue 

The Razor’s Edge

By Lulu Strongheart. Reprinted with permission from Ziji Blog. How do we stay awake and engaged while at the same time not get swept into the waves of fear, anxiety, and collective outrage? Where is the razor’s edge between staying active and aware and at the same time staying soft and joyful? Lately, I’ve felt … Continue