How to Let Go

Watch Pema on Oprah!

American-born (Shambhala) Buddhist nun and bestselling author Pema Chodron joined Oprah Winfrey for a conversation about the spiritual journey that aired on Oprah’s “Super Soul Sunday” show today (October 19, 2014). In the following clips they discuss ways to meet life’s challenges with an open heart. Watch the full episode at Super Soul Sunday: Full … Continue 

Lion's Roar

New Home for Shambhala Sun and Buddhadharma Magazines

The Shambhala Sun Foundation has just launched, the new online home for Shambhala Sun magazine, Buddhadharma magazine, and the Shambhala Sun Foundation’s activities. Taking its name from the Buddha’s metaphor for the fearless proclamation of the truth, Lion’s Roar gathers in one place all the timeless Buddhist teachings and articles once found on the … Continue 

Meditation in the City Podcast

Fear Is Your Best Frenemy

In this new episode of the New York Shambhala Center’s Meditation in the City podcast, Shastri Ethan Nichtern discusses mindfulness as a way to make friends with our fear. What is it like to put our fearful assumptions to the test in the present moment? Listen to this episode here: Fear Is Your Best Frenemy. … Continue 

The Buddha Walks into the Office

Dharma at Work

Wondering what to do with your life, job-wise or otherwise; or how to benefit others at work and beyond; or how to turn difficult work situations into opportunities for awakening? Lodro Rinzler’s new book—The Buddha Walks into the Office: A Guide to Livelihood for a New Generation—might be for you. Here’s the trailer. As well … Continue 

Sakyong Mipham Quotes

More Quotable Quotes

In case you’ve missed any of these on Facebook, here’s a selection of pithy quotes by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche set on striking photos by Charles Blackhall. Want more? Visit—and like—any or all of the following Facebook sites: Victoria Shambhala Centre Facebook Photos Shambhala Times Magazine Facebook Photos Sakyong Mipham Facebook Photos And join the exchanges … Continue 

Everything Is Better with a Friend

Everything Is Better with a Friend

Check out this new music video from Karme Choling, one of Shambhala’s four major training and retreat centres. Located in the hills of rural Vermont, Karme Choling is a place for people from all walks of life to connect with their own and others’ basic goodness. It offers training in meditation practices of the Shambhala … Continue 

Path of Freedom

Finding Freedom Behind Bars

This video follows Shambhala acharya and former prison inmate Fleet Maull as he visits a Rhode Island men’s prison to share his strategies for surviving on the inside. It offers a rare glimpse into the inner lives of men transforming their lives through the practice of meditation. To learn more about Fleet Maull and his … Continue 

Bring Out the Wisdom in Others

Key Points from Six Ways of Ruling

The Six Ways of Ruling are a distinctive set of Shambhala teachings on leadership and creating enlightened society. They were first taught by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and then made public by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche in his book Ruling Your World. The following newly publicized video clips feature Richard Reoch, President of Shambhala, presenting key points … Continue 

Dharma Bookmarks (Set 2)

Second Set of Dharma Bookmarks

Our first set of dharma bookmarks—posted on our Facebook and News Blog last week—brought encouraging feedback, so here’s a second set. You can print the images via the PDF file linked below (the file may take a few moments to download). To download the printable PDF file, click here. Suggestions for future bookmarks are still … Continue 

Awake in the World

Join Free Online Event: Awake in the World, Oct 2014

Shambhala Mountain Center has just announced its first online event—Awake in the World, October 19–24, 2014—and it’s free of charge! Participate from your home (or anywhere you can connect online) in this six-day program exploring mindfulness in our health, work and relationships as a path to personal and social transformation. Presenters and hosts include many … Continue 

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