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.

Ongoing Community Service Project

We are happy to participate in Phoenix Rescue Mission’s Fill-a-Bag program. Pick up an orange bag at the Phoenix Shambhala Center, fill it with needed items, and bring it back to the Shambhala Center. Drop it off in the library and Jackie, our service project coordinator, will deliver the bags to PRM.

Current needs:

Cereal
Hearty Soups
Rice/Pasta
Beans (bags or cans)
Peanut Butter
Canned Tuna
Canned Vegetables
Canned Meat
Ramen Noodles
Saltine Crackers
Toilet Paper
Soap
Toothpaste

Check our blog for additional community service projects as they are posted.

Community Events

Shambhala Sadhana Practice Open to Community

September 24th

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 »

Saturday Salon

October 13th

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

Shambhala Sadhana Practice Open to Community

October 24th

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 »

Phoenix Shambhala Center Open House - Meditation Instruction

November 7th

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

November 23rd

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 »