Nalanda Translation Committee

Shambhala is a lineage within the Tibetan Buddhist tradition with teachings accessible to English speakers, and speakers of many other Western languages. The current teachings of the lineage holder, Sakyong Mipham (who was born in India and raised in both India and the United States) are composed in English and translated into several other languages. … Continue 

Welcome to Summer!

Our next class, Contentment in Everyday Life, begins July 10. Click on the link at upper right to register. The class will run for five Thursdays at the West Chester Friends Meeting House, 425 North High Street, West Chester 19380. Shambhala offers a series of “in everyday life” trainings to help practitioners bring their daily … Continue 

Is Enlightened Society Possible?

This is the question hundreds contemplated and explored with Sakyong Mipham and Pema Chodron last weekend in San Francisco. West Chester Shambhala Meditation Group has purchased the videos of the dharma talks from last weekend, and we will show them this weekend. Find the link to register here. This is an excerpt from the Shambhala … Continue 

There’s an App for That

Hey, neato! There’s a Shambhala app on iTunes now, apparently with an android version soon to come. You can set up a meditation timer with a gong, find centers near your location, and listen to dharma talks, all on your iPhone or iPad. I have to say, I am very fond of my iPhone and … Continue 

Gesar of Ling

Join us on Saturday, April 5 for a day of meditation, food, and conversation. We will sit from 9 am to noon, with periods of walking meditation. The focus of our conversation will be a dharma talk by Sakyong Mipham on Gesar and the warriorship principles of Shambhala. Warriorship in Shambhala does not refer to … Continue 

West Chester Shambhala Day Photos

If you click through on this post, you can view photos from our fabulous  Shambhala Day celebration. Fortunately, our regularly scheduled winter storm turned up late enough in the day that most of us could make it. And for those of you who might have been concerned, it wasn’t bad where we were. The birds … Continue 

Happy New Year!

Welcome to the year of the Wood Horse. The Tibetan calendar follows the lunar calendar, and March 1 this year is the first new moon of the year. New moon is when you can’t see the moon at all. The first sliver shows on March 2, or would on a clear night, and the moon … Continue 

Even This February, Real Valentine’s Day Flowers

Each year I go hunting for the real Valentine’s Day flowers, winter aconite and snow drops. This year I went to the arboretum on February 23, a little later than usual, but at least it was thawing. This weekend brought another hard freeze, but despite the cold, the birds are still breaking out into their … Continue 

Shambhala Day, March 2

I hope everyone is safe and warm, with the power back on! Just a reminder to please come join us to celebrate Shambhala Day. See horse icon to the right on this page. Click through to register. Shambhala Day will be celebrated in our shrine room (as of yet beautiful but still located in a … Continue 

Shambhala Day, March 2

Shambhala Day is the celebration of the lunar new year. This year, Shambhala Day falls on a Sunday. We will be meeting in our shrine room. If you are interested in joining us, please register at the Shambhala Day registration page HERE. This is the shedule for the day: 11:00 – Gather 11:30 Lasung (smoke … Continue