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 

A Letter Regarding the Earthquake in Nepal from Shastri Amy Conway

Dear San Francisco Shambhala Sangha, As you have probably heard by now, yesterday a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal killing more than 2,500 people with other deaths in India and Tibet. Aftershocks today have also been devastating. The people of Nepal have seen their world literally crumble (including many ancient Buddhist temples and stupas). They … Continue 

Email as a Meditation Practice: Sending and Taking

By Katharine Bierce. What does it look like to put meditation into action? I’ve been pondering this ever since I took a class at the Berkeley Shambhala meditation center last year on the lojong slogans, which are about different ways to train the mind in wisdom and compassion. One of my favorite slogans is “When … Continue 

Ziji Collective Gathers in Mexico

This article, written by Rianne Pelleboer, was originally published in the Shambhala Times. See how many Bay Area Ziji movers and shakers you can find in the group photo! by Rianne Pelleboer Mexico City, that’s where the magic is happening this year. Young Shambhalians will gather there in May to enjoy a weekend of sharing experiences … Continue 

Video—Shambhala Year in Review

2104 Shambhala Year in Review: Year of the Wood Horse