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A concise description of the outer, inner and secret levels of Shambhala Center design

by Russell Rodgers

Recently, the Kootenay Shambhala Centre in Nelson, British Columbia, purchased a building. Because we had to acquire the services of a non-sangha architect for the renovations, it seemed like a good idea to summarize for them in plain language some of the basic elements of how a Shambhala Centre functions and how it is designed. This summary is offered here as something that may be useful to other centers working with architects and designers who are not necessarily Shambhala practitioners. Continue…

Entries filed under Pacific Northwest


Seattle Bound

Seattle Bound – HIGHLIGHT

New Shastri brings a feminine perspective to Seattle by Andrea D’Asaro Our new Shastri, Trinley Busby, is relocating to Seattle from her home in Vancouver as our center’s first female Shastri. She brings a deep passion around opening Shambhala to greater diversity, including the power of the feminine. Her ... continue
Posted July 10, 2017 by CGH
Shambhala Job Opportunities

Shambhala Job Opportunities

We are pleased to announce three employment opportunities within our community. The following positions are currently accepting applicants: Shambhala is seeking to fill a new position of Shambhala Help Desk to be the first point of contact for individuals, centres and groups. The Shambhala Center of Seattle ... continue
Posted November 10, 2015 by David_Brown
Jump the Gun

Jump the Gun – HIGHLIGHT

by Dan Peterson, Kadö Desung Care and Conduct Officer I turned on the AM radio while driving and was hooked. There was a shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School and five students were dead. The school was on lock-down and First Responders were on the scene, as well as local ... continue
Posted March 21, 2015 by Dan
The Harlem Shake in Shambhala (in Portland, that is)

The Harlem Shake in Shambhala (in Portland, that is)

As part of the 2013 Spring Arts Festival, the Shambhala Meditation Center community of Portland, OR has created their addition to the current “Harlem Shake” phenomenon. From: Portland News Magazine continue
Posted July 1, 2013 by John David Smith

Shambhala Center is open and closed

For most of us, the Shambhala Center will be completely closed from Saturday April 27 to Friday May 3rd!  There will be no sitting, no classes, no office hours, no groups, no meetings, no anything. But for a group of hardy meditators who have registered for the week-long ... continue
Posted April 22, 2013 by John David Smith
photo by Charles Blackhall

An Elder Warrior’s Marathon – HIGHLIGHT

This article was kindly submitted by Shastri Susan Chapman, one of four shastris (senior teachers) appointed by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche to serve the Pacific Northwest region of Shambhala. by Shastri Susan Chapman Seven months ago my father’s life took a dramatic turn and he’s now confined to a ... continue
Posted June 9, 2012 by

Living Room Dharma: Deepening the guide experience

Every Thursday night at the Nelson Shambhala Center is an opportunity to deepen your understanding and experience of the written Dharma. Join us in our center’s cozy living room with your friends from the community from 7pm – 9pm.It’s a free ongoing program and everybody is ... continue
Posted April 10, 2012 by

Friday 13 April 2012: Movie Night

Once again, we are presenting a movie at the Shambhala Center. This month’s selection is Brilliant Moon, Glimpses of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, narrated by Richard Gere and Lou Reed. Khyentse Rinpoche was one of the great Buddhist masters of the 20th century: a guru’s guru. He was ... continue
Posted April 10, 2012 by
Demystifying the Experience of Retreat

Demystifying the Experience of Retreat – HIGHLIGHT

by Matthew Bryan of Seattle Greetings fellow warriors, I write to you having completed a week of dathun. The retreat took place in December at a secluded camp north of Victoria, BC. The camp is seated on the shores of beautiful Lake Shawnigan and our practice consisted ... continue
Posted September 12, 2011 by matthew_bryan
A City Encampment: Can we really do this?

A City Encampment: Can we really do this? – HIGHLIGHT

by Lulu Strongheart, Rusung at the San Francisco Shambhala Center During Memorial Day weekend, the Northern California Lhasang Regiment of Dorje Kasung hosted a program at Sharchen Dzong, the San Francisco Shambhala Center, that was entitled: “Dorje Kasung Leadership Training and Celebration of Kasungship.” It was a ... continue
Posted July 26, 2011 by
Hopeless - a one woman show inspired by Pema Chodron

Hopeless – a one woman show inspired by Pema Chodron

Come see an award winning one-woman show inspired by the writings of Pema Chodron. ‘Hopeless’ An uplifting collection of stories, music and musings on the nature of hope, fear and finding joy, “Hopeless” performed by Melanya Helene is a one-woman celebration of exhaustion, uncertainty and the ... continue
Posted May 30, 2011 by
Exploring Pure Perception at Senge Ling

Exploring Pure Perception at Senge Ling – HIGHLIGHT

By Russell Rodgers One of the key commitments in vajrayana Buddhism is to experience the world as sacred. Sacred in this context doesn’t mean that some deity proclaimed it so; it just is, primordially, in the present moment of fresh, pristine awareness. In our business, however, we ... continue
Posted March 23, 2011 by Michael Foster

A New Kind of Governance

[caption id=”attachment_4404″ align=”alignright” width=”150″ >click here. By Shastri Rebecca Hazell In mid-February, one of several governance conferences around the world was held in San Francisco. Victoria Centre Director Layth Matthews, Practice and Education Director Mark Hazell, and Shastri Rebecca Hazell (me) attended this huge gathering. People came from ... continue
Posted March 6, 2011 by James Northcote

Bo Graham – End of Life Story

Hello friends and family of Bo and the Shambhala Mandala, At the request of Acharya Warwick and from the inspiration of my recent time with Bo and his family I want to share with you some of the experiences that we all had together in the last ... continue
Posted February 25, 2011 by
Interview with Lynn Dragone

Interview with Lynn Dragone

This is the fifth in a series of Kootenay Shambhala member interviews conducted by Bobbie Ogletree to explore the notion of “creating enlightened society,” a central theme of Shambhala, and celebrate our community’s diversity. Click here for all member interviews. LYNN DRAGONE is a longtime resident of ... continue
Posted August 2, 2010 by James Northcote

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