July 18, 2022   
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Welcome to the Shambhala Global Newsletter!
We provide bi-weekly "Basically Good News" to the Shambhala community.

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The Shambhala 2021 Annual Report
We are pleased to share the 2021 Shambhala Annual Report with you, which outlines the activity of the Shambhala nonprofit organization during the 2021 calendar year. The last few years have been very challenging for our community, and we have been in a holding pattern for some time now. It is only recently that there has been more clarity around our path forward. 

As a Board, we are committed to supporting a community and organization that is aligned with the principles of basic goodness, warriorship, and enlightened society so that we can be of the most possible benefit to one another and the wider world. Although these possibilities are full of challenges, we feel it is more than a worthy path we hope we can all take together. For it is only together that we can create a truly kind, just, and caring society.

Thank you for joining us on the journey ahead!


Register Now for Code of Conduct Presentations this Fall! 

We are offering two Code of Conduct presentations open to all this fall. 

REGISTER HERE - Saturday, October 1, 2022
REGISTER HERE - Saturday, November 13, 2022


Translations will be available upon request. Please contact Claudia Arnau if you need simultaneous interpretation to your language at

If you have any questions, please contact Nina Migliari at

Community Catalyst Grants

Shambhala is offering grants up to $1,500 for community projects that strengthen and support local Centers and Groups and their communities. 

The application deadline for the second round of granting is September 30, 2022. 

The total funding available is $50,000, and projects will be reviewed and grants approved on a rolling basis. Once your Centre or Group has agreed on a project, simply complete and submit this short Grant Application. If you have questions, please send an email to The Board has already awarded nine grants and will shortly review eleven new applications!


An Update from Practice & Education

Thanks again to everyone who participated in the Practice and Education Phase One conversations.  Thanks to you, we are able to describe Shambhala’s dharma heritage in the way that is meaningful to all of us.  We know the features that we want Practice and Education to have going forward, and we know the deep and open conversations that await us as we explore the future roles of lineage and centralization versus decentralization in Shambhala. You can find an overview of Phase One findings and the plans for P&E Phases Two and Three posted here

Are you ready for action?  Our next step is to gather to identify specific action steps we need to take in five areas that need our attention: Buddhist teachings, Shambhala teachings, Arts and embodiment practices, Meditation practice and Societal Engagement. Please join us on this community-guided journey. Every voice and view is valuable.You can find the gathering schedule and registration links in this listing.

  • Warrior Assembly planning for 2023 is underway, dates and locations will be announced as soon as possible.
  • A working group has formed around an interim Guide Training, more details will be announced soon.

News from the Shambhala Process Team

The Shambhala Process Team (PT) is a group of Shambhala volunteers who were called to service initially by the Transition Task Force in mid-2018.  We remain active as a gathering place for exploring initiatives that can benefit our community and that fall outside of our formal organizational structures.  Many of the innovations that started in the PT are now in place across Shambhala, including the Community Conversations team and the technical group supporting the Shambhala Societal Mirror Initiative. 

A  PT workgroup is compiling information about innovations in Shambhala governance, practice and education, community building, health and well-being, and diversity, equity and inclusion that centers or other kinds of collaborative groups are initiating and implementing. Please share what your center or work group is doing by contacting Barbara at Shambhala Chicago at We hope to release a compilation to the greater Shambhala community by October 1, 2022.

The PT also plans to pull together a group of qualified accountants and others with financial expertise who can advise Shambhala groups and centers on financial reporting and monitoring issues. If you are interested in being part of such a financial “Geek Squad”, please contact Lynele Jones at

Would you like to connect, listen and share your ideas about benefiting Shambhala with others?  We meet on the first Sunday of the month, 3:00 PM Eastern time/ 21.00h CET.  If you would like to join the conversation, please contact to receive a calendar invite.

Blessings: Celebrating the Great Stupa of Dharmakaya
Drala Mountain Center
with Judith Simmer-Brown
September 1-5, 2022
Whatever your connection is to the Great Stupa and Drala Mountain Center, we invite you to come together to practice and deepen your connection to community. This land is full of the blessings of generations of dharma practitioners practicing together, invoking the magic of the ancestral and lineage dralas in our high mountain valley. The special focus of this retreat will be the Great Stupa of Dharmakaya, celebrating the blessings of our Shambhala lineage and of Tibetan Buddhism.

Become a Shambhala Translator!

Shambhala is currently looking for new volunteer translators and interpreters in all languages! Shambhala is a global multilingual community, and translators and interpreters are key to ensure that people receive the dharma in their own or preferred languages, and can feel connected to others in different parts of the world, as English-speakers do. If you are interested in becoming a translator, click here. No previous experience is required!


Summer 2022 Newsletter
Touching the Earth Collective's Summer 2022 Newsletter is now available! Articles include: A Solar Coming of Age Story at Dorje Denma Ling, An Artist Statement by Peter di Gesu, and A Fundraising Appeal from Touching the Earth Collective.
August Earth Salon:
"Foraging for Wild Foods"
Join Jeff Scott as he shares his journey of foraging for wild foods within walking distance of his home in Boulder, Colorado.
Recruiting New Shambhala Board Members

Shambhala is now moving into a new phase of transforming and regenerating, with a need for Board Members looking to help restart and refresh our community and organization in a variety of ways. We are looking for individuals inspired to lead and contribute to the vision for a new, open, participatory and community-focused Shambhala.

Any Shambhala member may submit an application to be on the Shambhala Board, or submit their recommendation for candidates through the Shambhala Board Applicant Webpage here. View the requirements of the Board job description here. We hope to complete this process by September. BIPOC/LGBTQIA+ candidates encouraged to apply.

Important Links
Shambhala Board FAQs

For ongoing & updated responses to questions being asked of the Shambhala Board, click here.
Olive Branch Recommendations
View the Shambhala Board update on Olive Branch Recommendations. Click here.
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