The websites listed below highlight diverse aspects of the extended Shambhala global community.
Shambhala’s central website. Provides an overview of the Shambhala global community
The Sakyong, Jamgön Mipham Rinpoche
The Sakyong’s official website
Official source of news about and teachings by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche
Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche | Official Channel on YouTube
Features a selection of videos, playlists, and links to related resources
The Vidyadhara, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche | Official Channel on YouTube
Features a selection of videos, playlists, and links to related resources
Chronicles of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche
Explores and celebrates Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche’s life and work
Ocean of Dharma Quotes: The Everyday Wisdom of Chögyam Trungpa
Inspirational quotes from Chögyam Trungpa’s extensive body of teachings
Making the Invisible Visible
Homey and newsy blog hosted by Carolyn Mandelker, Executive Director of Shambhala
Pema Chödrön Foundation
Propagates and supports Buddhist nun Pema Chödrön’s work and vision
Shambhala Times Community News Magazine
News hub for the Shambhala global community
Presents articles about manifesting kindness, generosity and courage in the world
Communications system for the Shambhala global community
Shambhala Database Member’s View
Shambhala Account login site where members can update their own profiles
Offers live, interactive talks and teachings with senior teachers from around the world
Promotes exploration and practice of the Shambhala Art teachings
Shambhala Sun Summer Camp
Outdoor, sleep-away summer camp for children ages 10–16
Directory of Shambhala Centres and Groups
Location map and contact information organized by country
Rural Retreat Centres In the United States and France
Shambhala Mountain Center
Introductory and in-depth training centre and home to the Great Stupa of Dharmakaya | Red Feather Lakes, Colorado
Introductory and in-depth training centre | Barnet, Vermont
Dorje Denma Ling
Introductory and in-depth training centre | Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia
Introductory and in-depth training centre | St Yrieix sous Aixe, France
Sky Lake Lodge
Contemplative centre for meditation, arts, and community | Rosendale, New York
Dorje Khyung Dzong
Solitary retreat centre | Gardner, Colorado
Western Buddhist monastery in the Shambhala tradition | Pleasant Bay, Nova Scotia
Publications, Practice Materials, and More
Communicates the vision, teachings, and culture of Shambhala and the Sakyong lineage through publications, recordings, and other media
Nālandā Translation Committee
Supplies practice texts and related publications
Repository of materials by or relating to Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche
Publishes “books for enlightened living”
Today’s best-selling and most widely-read Buddhist magazine
Buddhadharma: The Practitioner’s Quarterly
In-depth, practice-oriented journal for everyone with a serious interest in Buddhism
Makes and sells quality meditation cushions and related supplies
Shambhala New York City Podcasts
The Adelaide Shambhala Meditation Group is part of a world-wide network of Shambhala Groups and Centers including Shambhala New York City (https://ny.shambhala.org/) which has been offering New Yorkers the opportunity to work with their minds and hearts through meditation for over 40 years. We would like to share with you some of these very entertaining and enlightening talks from their Open House Program featuring senior Shambhala teachers.
Shanté Smalls: The Gift of Kindness
What happens when we unwrap the gift of non-aggression and kindness, both for ourselves and for other people?
Dr. Shanté Paradigm Smalls began her formal Buddhist journey at 16. After studying and practicing with different sanghas, and lots of non-practicing and non-studying, Shanté happened upon the teachings of Ani Acharya Pema Chödron and the Vidyadhara Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. She’s been a Shambhala student since 2006. In her working life, Shanté is a scholar, artist, and writer. Her teaching, research, and writing focuses on Black popular culture in music, film, visual art, genre fiction, and other aesthetic forms.
Ethan Nichtern: Sustaining a Meditation Practice
Why is it so challenging to sustain a meditation practice? Shastri Ethan Nichtern offers some real hints for getting your meditation practice going this year.
Shastri Ethan Nicthern is a lifelong member of the Shambhala community, and Senior Teacher in Residence for the Shambhala NYC community.His latest book, The Dharma of The Princess Bride: What The Coolest Fairy Tale of our Time Can Teach Us About Buddhism and Relationships, was released in September 2017 from FSG Books. His prior book The Road Home: A Contemporary Exploration of the Buddhist Path made several major lists of the Best Books of 2015.
Elizabeth Reid: Gathering Strength from the Richness of the Phenomenal World
What does it mean to engage fully with our world? Shastri Elizabeth Reid discusses the power of meditation to open us up to our senses, and to engage with the richness of the phenomenal world.
Elizabeth Reid is a Shastri, a senior teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition, having been a student of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, and now the current Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. With a background in theater and dance and an ongoing relationship with photography, she is endlessly intrigued by the interplay between meditation and the arts. Passionate about bringing more body awareness to students in their practice and lives, she offers Alexander Technique based exercises in her teaching. She has a private practice in NYC as a Nationally Certified Alexander Technique Teacher.
David Perrin: Freedom of Speech
We are inundated by various forms of speech. And oftentimes – between family, social media, and other challenging aspects – we can feel trapped by its demands. How do we find true freedom through speech?
David Perrin is a teacher and meditation instructor in the Shambhala tradition. David has held various posts in Shambhala Governance and Leadership at the Center. Trained in the disciplines of dharma art, as well as creative arts therapy, David has collaborated with youth and adults across a variety of therapeutic, recreational, and educational settings. With over twenty-five years experience working in the third sector he has served in various governance, administrative, and field posts ranging from direct-service to social change philanthropy. David lives in New York City with his wife and three children.
Filomena Leonardi: Mindful Holidays – The Gift of Presence
The Holidays: a season of joy, gratitude, family and friends… and anxiety, sadness, chaos and conflict. Filomena Leonardi helps us unpack this contradiction, and investigates the role of mindfulness in helping us navigate the holidays.
Filomena Leonardi has been a student in the Shambhala tradition since 2009. Filomena is a partner at the global consulting firm, Spencer Stuart, where she regularly advises executives on talent management and leadership development considerations. Originally born and raised in Italy, Filomena has lived in several places, including London and Sydney. She has made New York City her ‘home’ for over 10 years. In her (limited!) spare time, Filomena is an enthusiastic ceramics artist at Greenwich House Pottery, and considers clay and the wheel her very first mindfulness teachers.
Natalie Baker: The Lost Art of Good Conversation
Natalie Baker draws from the new book, “The Lost Art of Good Conversation” by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, as a basis for exploring how to communicate mindfully and how to avoid the pitfalls of communicating from negative emotions.
Natalie Baker, founder of Buddhist Psychotherapy NY & Neurofeedback NY, is a licensed psychotherapist and certified neurofeedback trainer in New York. She has been a student and teacher of Tibetan Buddhism and Shambhala Buddhism since the 90s.