Without loving kindness for ourselves, it is difficult if not impossible, to genuinely feel it for others.
Pema Chödron


The Shambhala Network is a new website that connects the Shambhala community through email, groups and friends.

1 Login The first step is to login. Login with your Shambhala Account at right.
2 Take a Tour Each section of the site has a tour. Click the 'Home Page Tour' at top right to get started. (Hint: login first)
3 Participate Update your profile, connect with friends, browse groups, maybe join a conversation.
I'm using the Network to organize a volunteer support group for the Shambhala Database. There's also a new User's Group for Administrative Users of the SDB. I'm hoping that these two resources with help people use the SDB to support their Center (or Group) 's efforts. Candlin Dobbs

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Shambhala Times Feature Stories

  • Reflections on the Six Ways of Ruling Reflections on the Six Ways of RulingCoordinator’s Corner by Sarah Farash, Rochester, NY “Leadership training is very important this year… It’s important that we are not afraid to think that we, as a community, can be successful. Leadership can move forward in this way.” ~ Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, 2014 Shambhala Day Address “I believe that now, as we enter into this […] ...
  • Dreamers and Their Shadows Dreamers and Their ShadowsA Book Review of a New Book by Douglas Penick originally published on The Chronicle Project review by John Sell In the bombed-out wreckage of post-war Tokyo, a safe is discovered that contains several scrolls within a gorgeous antique lacquer box. They chronicle the strange trajectory of the Prince of Ling, a sixteenth-century Japanese spiritual […] ...
  • Trusting Everyday Magic Trusting Everyday MagicA Contemplation On Snapshots of Basic Goodness versus Contemplative Photography article and photos by John McQuade Is there a difference between “feeling good” and the connection with basic goodness? How do images communicate basic goodness? Miksang is a Tibetan word that translates as “good eye.” This form of contemplative photography brings together the art of photography, […] ...
  • Even If You Hide Even If You HideNew Work from the Sangha COLUMN: Poetry Space It’s been some time since we featured new work from our readers, so we’re really excited about the poems we received in the most recent set of submissions – so much so that we’re breaking our favorites into two sets to be published in two separate pieces. […] ...