‘Sensing Shambhala’ the survey results are here!

The 2020 Sense of Shambhala Survey was organized by an independent working group of the Shambhala Process Team.  The goal of the survey was to describe where we are right now as a Shambhala community.  The survey was not intended as an opinion poll or as an exercise in identifying the consensus way forward for … Continue reading ‘Sensing Shambhala’ the survey results are here!

Experiments from Portland

The Portland Shambhala Center has experimented with two new forms of communication and self-reflection: Short (~7-minute) videos on the Center blog that seek to make the community known to itself: https://portland.shambhala.org/tag/video/ A site for sharing notes from community conversations on challenging topics so that people who couldn’t make meetings can stay in touch: https://portland.shambhala.org/tag/community-conversations/

Report from the First European Shambhala Forum

From Thursday May 29 until Saturday June 1 2019, European Shambhalians from all directions gathered in Dechen Chöling for the First European Forum. The seeds for this meeting came from various conversations at the Kalapa Garchen in 2017 and the German regional meeting in 2018. They were further developed in the conversations of the European … Continue reading Report from the First European Shambhala Forum

Portland, Oregon (USA) Sangha Gathers in a New Way

From John David Smith, March 2019 As Co-director of the Portland Shambhala Center, I’ve been thinking about how to get the Portland sangha to cheer up, get more engaged, and break some of the habits we have around excessive deference to authority.  I think that talking about talking in a different way is not as good … Continue reading Portland, Oregon (USA) Sangha Gathers in a New Way