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 

Dharma Bookmarks (Set 1)

Dharma Bookmarks Available Here

Shown here is a new set of images that you can print (via the PDF file linked below) for personal use on bookmarks—or on cards for your refrigerator, office etc. To download the printable PDF file, click here. More bookmarks may be created in the weeks and months ahead. Any related suggestions? You can let … Continue 

Chogyam Trungpa Quotes

Timeless Quotes by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche

In response to the positive feedback on the dharma-quote images in the Victoria Shambhala Centre’s Facebook Photos, posted below are images from one of the series of images there to make them available to a different audience. Thanks to the photographers (credited in the images, or anonymous) for sharing their work. For other quotable quotes—by … Continue 

Movement and Stillness

Shout-Out to Charles Blackhall

The Victoria Shambhala Centre owes and gives a big shout-out to Shambhala teacher and contemplative photographer Charles Blackhall! Since we launched this News Blog in May 2012, Charles has been hugely generous in letting us use his photos for various graphics here, on our Facebook page, and elsewhere. And the feedback we’ve received has been … Continue 

Two-Minute Trip to Shambhala Mountain Center

This new video (published on May 29th, 2014) provides a quick and easy introductory tour of Shambhala Mountain Center, one of Shambhala’s four major rural retreat centres. Set high in the Colorado Rocky Mountains in a 600-acre valley surrounded by peaks and forests, Shambhala Mountain Center is a beautiful place that offers a range of … Continue 

Shambhala Worldwide

Announcing the ‘Draw Shambhala’ Campaign

Did you know … that Shambhala is a global, multicultural and multilingual community? that there are more than 10,000 members and friends of Shambhala on six continents? that we’re located in major cities, towns and rural settings in over 50 countries? that our mandala includes the Sakyong, online communities, and over 200 Shambhala Centres and … Continue