On the Move!

  Thank you to all the Shambhala members who have been helping us in this time of transition. Our Furniture Team did great work moving a tremendous amount of Furniture to the Berkeley Shambhala Center to be stored and used during our upcoming downsizing period. This was possible due to the great work of the … Continue 

Important Happenings at SF Shambhala

The Move is Underway! And we have begun transitioning spaces to the upstairs. Construction is scheduled to begin June 1st, and continue through the end of the month. We hope to be in our new, upstairs space at the beginning of July. We have formed teams to help with culling, moving and storage, including: •  … Continue 

A letter from our Director—Sharchen Dzong Space

May 3, 2016 Dearest San Francisco Sangha Family, Thank you for your attendance at any of the recent community meetings, your patience as we work through this time of transition, and your genuine, generous, and often vulnerable feedback. At the April 16th Regional Congress, we explored many questions related to Sharchen Dzong and our greater … Continue 

Community Meeting Summary and Invitation for Feedback

    To all of you who were able to attend our Community meeting on Sunday, thank you! Thank you for attending with open hearts, the willingness to be vulnerable and honest, and the imagination to see the possibilities before our community. Thank you, too, to the many of you treasured members who were not … Continue 

The Notion of Lineage a Shambhala Day Address by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

This article was originally posted on the Shambhala Times. And, if you want to view the video of the address, or the other Shambhala Day videos, they are available here on Shambhala Online. Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche’s Shambhala Day Address, Year of the Male Fire Monkey, Boulder Shambhala Center, 9 February 2016 Ladies and Gentlemen, please … Continue 

Introducing Brooke Griffin, the New San Francisco Shambhala Center Deputy Director!

We are very excited to announce the hiring of Brooke Griffin for the new position of Deputy Director at the San Francisco Shambhala Center. This new job title replaces the former positions of Center Manager and Programs Director, to better communicate the leadership role that Ms. Griffin will be holding at our Center. The Deputy … Continue 

End of Year Giving—Letter from our Director

Dear friends of San Francisco Shambhala, As we approach the end of 2015, we at the Shambhala Center wanted to reach out and connect with you personally—to thank you for your support of our Center and community, share a little taste of what we’ve been up to, and let you know how you can continue … Continue 

The Compassion of Unconditional Love

What Karuna Training Offers Story and photos by Miriam Hall Originally posted as a Shambhala Times Featured Story Update: A few spaces may still be available for the current cycle. I signed up for the very first North American Karuna Training series with lots of planning and very little expectation. In this article from last … Continue 

Transcript of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche’s 2015 Harvest of Peace Address

2015 Harvest of Peace Address THE KONGMA SAKYONG, JAMPAL TRINLEY DRADÜL: Greetings and good morning to everyone. I’m addressing you today from Berlin. It has been an amazing summer of travelling and teaching for me. Many of you have been to some of the programs that I was teaching. It feels like an appropriate time … Continue 

Enlightened Society: The Radical Path Between Promise and Fear

In March, angel Kyodo williams gave a brilliant Wednesday Dharma Night presentation to the San Francisco Shambhala Community. Below is a recording of her talk. We hope you find inspiration in her words. Introduction begins at 4:30, and the talk begins at 7:50.   The more we look, the more we realize how profound the … Continue