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. Access the new Code of Conduct documents (effective Shambhala Day 2021) and the current policy at the Shambhala Code of Conduct hub.
  • 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

Impermanence is certain. Suffering is optional.

with Katherine Kim Kelso

July 28th

This 3-hour class is directed toward those who have a beginning ground and interest in mindfulness meditation practice and want to expand their mindfulness/awareness practice to include their whole experience. Continue »