Community

Our community is diverse, capable, and heartfelt. Our members and friends include dedicated senior teachers who have walked the Shambhala Buddhist path for many years, and enthusiastic newcomers who are just discovering our teachings on realizing basic goodness and building enlightened society.

Visit the links in the right sidebar to read more about our community.

Community Resources

Frequently requested community resources can be found here:

  • Phoenix Shambhala Finances: View our financial spreadsheet and read the analysis at our August 2018 blog post.
  • Care and Conduct at the Phoenix Shambhala Center, including contacts at our Center: Please see the minutes to our 5/21/18 Council Meeting.
  • Resources regarding harm in Shambhala: Official communications regarding allegations against Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and the subsequent leadership transition are continuously updated at the July 2018 blog post. Includes responses from leading teachers and additional resources.
  • Phoenix Shambhala Council Meetings: Please see our upcoming agendas and minutes for past meetings at the Council page. You may contact us via email at any time with questions for the Council.

Community Events

The Art of Being Human, Shambhala Training Level 1

with Shastri Kim Kelso

March 29th—March 31st

In Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human we glimpse unconditional goodness as the ground of our existence through the practice of meditation. Continue »

Meditation in Everyday Life

April 10th—May 8th

Curious about meditation? Or have you learned to meditate but you're trying to make it a regular practice? Learn tools and teachings for working with meditation in everyday life. Continue »

Saturday Salon (Offsite - see event details)

April 13th

Join us at our Saturday Salons for a variety of practices: open meditation, book discussions and other topics, group practices, and more. Continue »

Council Meeting

April 14th

Our Council Meetings are open to the community. Continue »

Shambhala Sadhana Practice Open to Community

April 19th

It is with great pleasure that we announce the monthly Full Moon Shambhala Sadhana practice. The Kongma Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche has requested that on or near the full moon, we gather as a community throughout Shambhala. Continue »