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 


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 

How to Let Go

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 more at Super Soul Sunday: Pema Chodron: How … 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 

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