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.
  • Care and Conduct at the Phoenix Shambhala Center: Please see the minutes to our 5/21/18 Council Meeting. The Shambhala Board of Directors is in the process of updating the organization-wide Care and Conduct policies.
  • 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 Community Meetings: Please see our upcoming agendas and minutes for past meetings at the Leadership page. You may contact us via email at any time with questions for the Center Leadership.

Community Events

The Art of Being Human (Shambhala Training Level 1)

with Shastri Kim Kelso

May 23rd—June 6th

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 »

Shambhala Sadhana - Click for viewing options

June 5th

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 »

Community Meeting VIA ZOOM

June 14th

Please join us for our monthly Community Meeting. Continue »

Phoenix Shambhala Center Open House - Meditation Instruction

July 1st

Phoenix Shambhala Meditation Center will offer free instruction on how to meditate. A brief talk and meditation instruction will be followed by Q&A, and refreshments. Continue »

Shambhala Sadhana Practice Open to Community

July 5th

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 »