Princess Lamp of Beauty Returns Home

The Kingdom of Shambhala welcomes its third princess.

Keeping the Lights On

By Ruth Pinnell   Dear Sangha, When I first came to Shambhala on a Thursday for the free meditation instruction, I was impressed by the beautiful and peaceful shrine room and the wonderful feeling of community. There were various activities during the rest of the week which were also free.  Even though the staff was volunteer, I wondered how they could … Continue 

Something More

By Leo Trevino Dear Sangha, What led me to visit the Shambhala Center in Durham for the first time was a church meeting that I was invited to attend by a good neighbor.   Although I grew up going to church, I had stopped attending regularly many years ago because of a lack of connection that … Continue 

Membership – It’s a Love Thing

My affiliation with Shambhala began in 2008, when I was living in Tampa, Florida. I’d been led, through years of spiritual searching, to read Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism, by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, which was a game-changer, to say the least. After many years of thinking, “I should meditate,” I finally bought a cushion and began … Continue