Enlightened Society Voices

Is Enlightened Society Possible?

In his recent talks, Richard Reoch, President Emeritus of Shambhala, has asked people what they think an enlightened society would be like. This four-minute video (published on January 16, 2016) shows what students at Al Akhawayn University in Morocco said in response. To learn about Richard Reoch and his extensive work for human rights, peace, … Continue 

New Year's Aspirations

Rethinking New Year’s Resolutions

Do you have any New Year’s resolutions for 2016? If so, you may want to reconsider. Jonathan Barbieri, former Executive Director of Shambhala Mountain Center, explains how it can be helpful to shift our focus from the idea of “resolution” to themes of “renewal,” “aspiration” and “journey.” To learn about Shambhala Mountain Center, visit their … Continue 

Beyond Success and Failure

Beyond Success and Failure

Part of Shambhala Mountain Center’s second annual “Awake in the World” event (November 4–8, 2015), this video features a delightful exploration of “success” and “failure” with thought leader Seth Godin and Shambhala teacher Susan Piver. To learn more about Seth Godin, Susan Piver, and their work, visit their websites: Seth Godin: www.sethgodin.com Susan Piver: susanpiver.com … Continue 

Harvest of Peace 2015

Harvest of Peace 2015 Address Emphasizes Household

In this year’s Harvest of Peace Address, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche conveys warmest greetings from his family and shares some of his thoughts about the importance of the household. The household—including the various elements of our domestic life (physical space, food, conversation etc.) and how we relate to them—is a core aspect of Shambhala. The Sakyong … Continue 

Meditation in the City Podcast

The Question of ‘Home’

In the August 28, 2015 episode of the New York Shambhala Center’s podcast, Shastri Ethan Nichtern explores the question of “home”: What is home? What does it mean to feel at home? What does it mean to help others feel at home? Questions like these are the central theme of his (widely praised) newest book, … Continue 

Social Engagement in Shambhala

Social Engagement in Shambhala

Interested in social action grounded in meditation? Challenges like right livelihood, fostering diversity, and environmental sustainability? Watch this video to find out how people at the Chicago Shambhala Center and elsewhere are exploring the path of Shambhala social engagement. To learn more and sign up for updates see Shambhala Online’s Social Engagement in Shambhala page. … Continue 

Ziji Collective Faces

Update on Ziji Collective

The Ziji Collective is a global network of young people inspired by the Shambhala view of basic goodness, and dedicated to creating a society grounded in that view. They work through practicing meditation, exchanging ideas, and collective action. Empowered by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche in Spring 2014, the Ziji Collective held their International Summit 2015 in … Continue 

20th Anniversary of the Sakyong’s Enthronement

New and Notable from Shambhala Online

Continuing their wonderful work of providing easy access to a range of live interactive and recorded video teachings and other programming, Shambhala Online live-streamed the celebration of the 20th anniversary of the enthronement of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche from the Boulder Shambhala Center yesterday (July 5, 2015). The video of the broadcast is now available free … Continue 

Beyond Effort

More Shareable Dharma

Here’s another collection of dharma-quote images from an unfolding series on the Victoria Shambhala Centre’s Facebook. Each image is designed to give a good bang for the (time/attention) buck by presenting a small gem of timeless wisdom in an attractive—and shareable—package. For a much wider assortment of quote images see our Facebook Photos. And please … Continue 

What is Shambhala, Anyway?

Lodro Rinzler Demystifies Shambhala

In the video below, recorded live during the Daily Dharma Gathering on March 29th, 2015, Buddhist author and Shambhala teacher Lodro Rinzler addresses the question, “What is Shambhala, anyway?” He describes three ways of viewing Shambhala: Shambhala is a legendary kingdom. Shambhala is a lineage rooted in Tibetan Buddhism. Shambhala is something we can create on … Continue 

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