Understanding Dön Season

When the world is filled with evil, pacify the Döns and Mamos Written by Russell Rodgers | From the Shambhala Times In the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, there is a period before the Tibetan New Year in the late winter/early spring when accumulated karma comes to fruition and societal obstacles arise. This year, between February 16 … Continue 


Lhasang at the White House

On Sunday, January 29, as part of a special workshop “Creating Enlightened Society: From Sacred Outlook to Sacred Activism,” Acharya Marty Janowitz led members of the DC Shambhala Center in a lhasang ceremony as a practice of sacred activism in front of the White House. A traditional Tibetan practice of offering juniper smoke, a lhasang … Continue 


How Not to Freak Out

You’re not alone if you despair about the present and fear for the future. If you find all the bad news overwhelming, Buddhist teacher Judy Lief has some meditations to help you cheer up.  By: Judy Lief | Originally appeared in Lion’s Roar |  It’s not as if times of fear and despair are anything new. People have fought … Continue 


We Already Have Everything We Need

Written by:  Pema Chödrön ~~ This is who we really are. We are one blink of an eye away from being fully awake. – Pema Chödrön We already have everything we need. There is no need for self-improvement. All these trips that we lay on ourselves – the heavy-duty feeling that we’re bad and hoping that we’re … Continue 


Washington, DC sangha seeks Director of P&E

On behalf of the Shambhala Office of Practice and Education, the Shambhala Meditation Center of Washington, D.C. is soliciting applications for their position of Director of Practice and Education. The Practice and Education function at the Center is responsible for creating, maintaining, and overseeing the Center’s practice and study container.  This includes cultivating the ongoing … Continue 


Connecting for Good

Whatever you think of the Internet, smartphones, and other modern communications technology, it’s hard to overstate their power and impact on our world. How we use that power is up to each of us.                 On the Washington DC Facebook page we’re attempting to use technology “affirmatively,” for the benefit of all. … Continue 


Center Director Celebration

Did you miss the celebration?  Sorry there’s no cake left left.  It was yummy!  We took some pictures – enjoy!  


Shambhala Goes Mobile

Featured Story from Shambhala Times: Thanks to the Shambhala Trust and a great team, we are very excited to announce that the new Shambhala meditation app is now available for iOS and (finally) Android. The app is available for free, with the option of subscribing for additional teaching content. Project manager Gordon Shotwell talks about … Continue 

Washington, DC sangha seeks Center Director

We are a devoted yet inquisitive, perplexed yet sharp sangha looking to work together with a playful yet focused, gentle yet strong, and magnetizing leader to bring the Vision of Shambhala to a city filled with worldwide power and leadership. (Below is a letter we would envision writing five years after we find the right … Continue 


How to Meditate When You Don’t Have Time

Want to enjoy the benefits of meditation but can’t find the time or space to practice? In this video, Richard Reoch, former President of Shambhala, describes a simple yet sophisticated three-part approach to meditation that you can use when you’re on the go. Maybe you could call it enlightened multitasking. Learn more about Richard Reoch … Continue 

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