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

Mamo Chants 2019

January 25th—February 3rd

February 5, 2019 is the beginning of a new Tibetan (lunar) year, the year of the Earth Boar. The Mamo Chants are recited on each of the 10 days prior to the last day of the current Tibetan Year. Continue »

Saturday Salon

February 9th

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

Shambhala Day

February 10th

Join us for our annual celebration of our Shambhala sangha and the lunar new year. Continue »

Milarepa Day

February 16th

Milarepa Day is our annual day-long celebration of the enlightenment and life example of Milarepa, who is famous for his profound songs of realization. Continue »

Council Meeting

February 17th

Our Community Council Meetings are open to the public. Continue »