The Victoria Shambhala Centre provides access to a range of resources that complement offerings outlined elsewhere on this site. Some of these resources are listed below. Please take advantage of them!
Key Shambhala global community sites are highlighted with (rotating) clickable images in the sidebar. See also the Shambhala Resources page.
You can access a selection of news, teachings, support materials, and other content via the list of tags (keywords) in the sidebar on our News Blog. Tags include, for example, basic goodness, culture, enlightened society, leadership, and volunteering.
Located in the centre’s Community Room, our bookstore stocks the main reference books for the Way of Shambhala path of training plus a selection of other popular Shambhala and Buddhist titles. Mark Cofell, Bookstore Manager, invites book order suggestions. You can contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our library (beside the bookstore) focuses on books on Buddhism, meditation, and personal and social transformation. Anyone may sign out materials for up to three weeks. We gladly accept donations of books, magazines, and audio and video materials. The Library Manager is Tori Kelly, email@example.com.
Sakyong Mipham’s pivotal book The Shambhala Principle offers the principle of basic goodness as a way to address the personal and social challenges we face.
The Way of Shambhala “Everyday Life” course readings are suitable for people at all stages of the path.
- Meditation in Everyday Life Reading List (PDF)
- Contentment in Everyday Life Reading List (PDF)
- Joy in Everyday Life Reading List (PDF)
- Fearlessness in Everyday Life Reading List (PDF)
- Wisdom in Everyday Life Reading List (PDF)
A main reference book for Shambhala Training weekend retreats is Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior, by Chögyam Trungpa.
Community Directories (and More)
Victoria Community Room
This Shambhala Network group is an online meeting place where anyone interested in the Victoria Shambhala Centre can view a community directory, carry on discussions, and share news, views and more. (For an introduction to the Shambhala Network see Get the Shambhala Network Working for You on our News Blog.)
The Shambhala Database (SDB) contains your personal profile, program and staffing history, and much more. It also lets you look up other community members (if their privacy settings permit). Update your profile and photo, manage your subscriptions to Shambhala email lists, and see what else you can do with the SDB.
Resources for Members
Shambhala Members Area
The Members Area on Shambhala’s central website provides access to a rich array of resources organized under menu headings including Members Home, Practice & Study, Email & Web Services, Centre & Group Resources, and Help. Leadership resources are available via the Governance section on the Members Home page.
Victoria Shambhala Council
All Victoria Shambhala Centre members are welcome to participate in centre governance via this Shambhala Network group—a place for sharing ideas and questions, accessing Council meeting minutes, collaborating on preparatory and follow-up work, and more. See also Questions About the Victoria Shambhala Council? on our News Blog.