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 

The Vibrancy of Ziji – Report from Mexico City

by Rianne Pelleboer Diverse, vibrant and alive are the words that best describe the Ziji Summit in Mexico City from May 15 to 17th. We created a beehive atmosphere in the neighborhood of Roma Norte for Ziji friends to gather from around the world. In the breaks in the program, we spread out across the … Continue 

Making Peace Possible: The Shared Wisdom of the Human Heart

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche spoke live from the Fourth Presbyterian Church in Chicago, Illinois, USA. Below is the raw recording in two parts. His remarks begin 48 minutes in to the first recording. We will upload a clean and edited recording as soon as possible. There is some streaming interruption towards the end of the first recording, resulting … Continue