Shambhala Day Broadcast 2015

Shambhala Day 2015 Videos

In case you missed any of the videos from this year’s Shambhala Day (February 19, 2015) or would like to watch any of them again, here they are. Shambhala Day Broadcast 2015 The Sakyong’s address starts at about the 43-minute mark. For a transcript of the address see Shambhala Day Address: Year of the Wood … Continue 

Signs of Progress

Opening to Our World

Below is the start of another gallery of dharma-quote images from the Victoria Shambhala Centre’s Facebook Photos. As before, the images are meant to help people anywhere recognize and appreciate our own, others’ and the world’s innate goodness. Some of the images have been shared widely on social media. The images are posted here to … Continue 

Blame

3 Short Teachings on (Not) Blaming

This year’s dön season starts today (February 8th, 2015). The dön season is a 10-day period at the end of the Shambhala year, when the accumulated negativity, underlying habitual patterns and latent obstacles of the past year are heightened. It’s a good time to work with any tendency to blame others or ourselves for any … Continue 

Technology

Connecting for Good

Whatever you think of the Internet, smartphones, and other modern communications technology, it’s hard to overstate their power and impact on our world. How we use that power is up to each of us. On the Victoria Shambhala Centre Facebook we’re attempting to use technology “affirmatively,” for the benefit of all. If you’re interested, join … Continue 

Courage

Diversity in Dharma

Different people click with different expressions of dharma. Honoring that reality, there’s a growing collection of images in the Victoria Shambhala Centre’s Facebook Photos featuring diverse quotes by Shambhala teachers. The images below are part of a series launched in August (2014). To find out more about the teachers and their work, visit their websites: … Continue 

Awake in the World: Peek Behind the Scenes

Awake in the World: Realizing the Vision

Inspired by the vision of offering wisdom teachings on a global scale, and by the huge success of their first free online event, Shambhala Mountain Center’s Awake in the World Team is hard at work planning their next online event, scheduled for April 2015. For a look back and behind the scenes at Awake in … Continue 

3 Tips from The Buddha Walks into the Office

Top Tips from The Buddha Walks into the Office

In this two-minute clip, Lodro Rinzler talks about three top tips from The Buddha Walks into the Office: A Guide to Livelihood for a New Generation, one of his two new books: Apply meditation practice to every aspect of your life. Learn to listen deeply. Don’t take things too personally or get attached to your … Continue 

Way of Shambhala at a Glance diagram

Clarifying the Way of Shambhala

The Way of Shambhala is Shambhala’s core path of training. It encompasses a range of courses and weekend retreats (and more) offering an experiential overview of practices, teachings, contemplative arts, and physical disciplines rooted in the traditions of Shambhala and Vajrayana Buddhism. To help you understand how the various elements of the Way of Shambhala … Continue 

The Great Ornament in Space

How to Meditate When You Don’t Have Time

Want to enjoy the benefits of meditation but can’t find the time or space to practice? In this video, Richard Reoch, President of Shambhala, describes a simple yet sophisticated three-part approach to meditation that you can use when you’re on the go. Maybe you could call it enlightened multitasking. Learn more about Richard Reoch and … Continue 

Envisioning an Awakened World

Envisioning an Awakened World

Over six days in late October (2014), more than 18,000 people participated in Shambhala Mountain Center’s first free online event, “Awake in the World.” The event featured many top thought leaders, wisdom holders, and social visionaries exploring mindfulness in daily life as a path to personal and social transformation. In the opening presentation, Sakyong Mipham … Continue 

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