Bodhichitta is our lightest mind. It’s light because it lacks the reference point of a self.
Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche


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

  • Marching with Pride Marching with PrideShambhalians in Halifax make a splash of Great Eastern Sun with a float for the local Pride Parade by Dan Corbett How do we show pride in our community? What could be the biggest, most outrageous display we could cast forth before an audience of tens of thousands? The first thing that comes to my […] ...
  • Aspiration of Shambhala Aspiration of ShambhalaOur commentator on the Shambhala chants turns his attention to the aspiration by Russell Rodgers In the midst of our river of habitual thoughts, we tend to forget what is most important to us. Aspiration chants are reminders. If we consciously aspire to something, it’s more likely to happen. If we don’t aspire, the likelihood […] ...
  • Longevity Supplication Longevity SupplicationIn our ongoing series on the Shambhala chants, we consider a supplication for the longevity of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche by Russell Rodgers As with other longevity chants, this one is all about the power of devotion. For genuine gurus, it is the devotion of their students that prolongs their life. Because they are bodhisattvas, they […] ...
  • The Shambhala Protector Chant The Shambhala Protector ChantIn our continuing series on the Shambhala chants, we take a look at protectors manifesting as coincidence. by Russell Rodgers A constant stream of coincidence shapes our lives. You get up in the morning. It’s raining and that always makes you depressed. There’ s a traffic jam on the way to work. At work you lose […] ...