Shambhala Resources

The websites listed below highlight diverse aspects of the extended Shambhala global community. The listings are organized under the following headings:

General Resources

Shambhala central website, with a full overview of the Shambhala global community

Shambhala Times Community News Magazine
Shambhala news hub—a forum for news and views from all over the Shambhala global community

Shambhala Network
Communications system connecting the Shambhala global community through email, groups and friends
Shambhala Worldwide Directory
Shambhala Center and Group location map and contact information organized by region and country

Shambhala Programs
Easy-to-use search feature for locating specific programs and retreats anywhere in Shambhala

Shambhala Database Member’s View
Shambhala Account login site where members can update their profiles, manage their email subscriptions, look up other members, and do more


The Vidyadhara, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche
Official Channel on YouTube
Features a selection of videos, playlists, and links to related resources

Chronicles Project
The Chronicles of Chögyam Trungpa is a celebration of his life, an exploration of his teachings, a study of his legacy and influences, and a community of people who share a common interest in his life and work.

Ocean of Dharma: Chögyam Trungpa Quotes of the Week
Inspirational quotes from Chögyam Trungpa’s extensive body of teachings

Pema Chödrön
Pema Chödrön is a prolific author and teacher of Mahayana Buddhism and meditation practice. She is widely known for her warmth and down-to-earth interpretation of the dharma for Western audiences.

Acharya Richard John
An early student of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, Richard was appointed an Acharya by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. For many years he has taught Shambhala Buddhist programs in North America, New Zealand, Australia, Mexico and Chile. After careers as a designer and a management consultant, he served as director of the Halifax Shambhala Centre. He completed the first three-year group retreat at Gampo Abbey, and he now teaches full time. Richard and his wife Liz reside in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Shambhala Archives
Repository of materials by or related to Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, and other lineage teachers

Education, Culture, and Social Action

Shambhala Online
Offers live events, interactive courses, and a library of recordings from senior teachers in the Shambhala lineage

Meditation in the City Podcast
Shambhala New York City’s popular podcast, with Shambhala teachers presenting introductory teachings

Shambhala Advanced Programs
Provides information about Enlightened Society Assembly and other advanced programs, and facilitates the application processes

Shambhala Art
Promotes exploration and practice of the Shambhala Art teachings

Naropa University
Buddhist-inspired, student-centered liberal arts university in Boulder, Colorado

Shambhala School
Non-denominational day-school employing an integrated curriculum of academics and arts, from pre-primary to grade 12, in Halifax, Nova Scotia

Aging Hub
Focal point for information, education and discussion about meeting the challenges of aging

Families Hub
Develops, supports and enriches the path for families and children

The Arrow
Journal that explores the relationship between contemplative practice, politics, and activism

Ziji Collective
Global network of young people inspired by the Shambhala view of basic goodness

Residential and Retreat Centres

Drala Mountain Center
Introductory and in-depth training center and home to the Great Stupa of Dharmakaya | Red Feather Lakes, Colorado

Karmê Chöling
Introductory and in-depth training center | Barnet, Vermont

Dechen Chöling
Introductory and in-depth training center | St Yrieix sous Aixe, France

Dorje Denma Ling
Introductory and in-depth training centre | Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia

Kalapa Valley
Shambhala pilgrimage site and sacred park | Ingonish, Nova Scotia

Gampo Abbey
Western Buddhist monastery in the Shambhala tradition | Pleasant Bay, Nova Scotia

Sky Lake
Contemplative center for meditation, arts, and community | Rosendale, New York

Windhorse Retreat Center
Center for peace, meditation, and sustainability | Plymouth, Wisconsin

Casa Werma
Practice and retreat center | Pátzcuaro, México

Dorje Khyung Dzong
Land with cabins for solitary retreats | Gardner, Colorado

Sopa Chöling
Three-year retreat centre at Gampo Abbey | Pleasant Bay, Nova Scotia

Publications, Practice Materials, and Related Supplies

Nālandā Translation Committee
Supplies practice texts and related publications

Shambhala Publications
Publisher of “books for enlightened living”

Foundations and Trusts

Konchok Foundation
Helps meet the spiritual, cultural, educational and humanitarian needs of the Tibetan people in Surmang and elsewhere in eastern Tibet

The Pema Chödrön Foundation
Works to share and otherwise support Buddhist nun Pema Chödrön’s teachings and vision

Lion’s Roar Foundation
Presents Buddhist teachings, news, and more through Lion’s Roarmagazine (formerly Shambhala Sun), Buddhadharma magazine, and the foundation’s website

The Shambhala Trust
Identifies, mentors and funds innovative and strategic projects that advance the Shambhala vision of awakened society