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 

Glimpse of Vajrayana

Video Treasures from Shambhala Archives

The Shambhala Archives has again produced a video of select teachings by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche for the occasion of Parinirvana Day, the annual commemoration of his passing on April 4th, 1987. This year’s Parinirvana Day video contains restored footage from a seminar at Naropa Institute in Boulder, Colorado in 1976. It’s another example of the … Continue 

Meditation in the City Podcast

Ask Ethan Nichtern Anything

In this episode of the New York Shambhala Center’s Meditation in the City podcast, Shastri Ethan Nichtern explains what it means to be a student of the Shambhala Buddhist tradition (starting at 2:00) and opens the floor for any and all questions. Questions asked include (paraphrased): What is your experience of pitfalls on your path? (14:45) … Continue 

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 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 innate goodness—their (our) own, others’ and the world’s. Some of the images have been shared widely on social media. The images are posted here to make them available … Continue 

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