"Sangha" is the Sanskrit term for "community of practitioners" - one of the three jewels of Buddhism. The Shambhala Phoenix Meditation Center is home to a wonderfully diverse community who share a genuine connection to contemplative practice and the aspiration to realize a more wakeful, sane society. Friends and members of a Shambhala Center are welcome to attend celebrations, practice events, meetings and gatherings of special interest groups.
The Shambhala Phoenix Meditation Center is part of an international community of 165 meditation centers founded by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and led by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. The Shambhala Buddhist path, unique in the world of Western Buddhism, combines the teachings of the Kagyu and Nyingma traditions of Tibetan Buddhism with the Shambhala view of living an uplifted life, fully engaged with the world.
Programs in Buddhist teachings, meditation and other contemplative disciplines are offered as well as free individual meditation instruction.
For further information you can find our Center Bylaws here.
For the last two years Phoenix Shambhala has participated in an adopt a family and canned food drive in November & December.
During the 2009 Holiday Season Phoenix Shambhala was able to donate 134lbs of canned food to St. Mary's Food Bank. In addition we were able to help a single mother of two who is expecting her third child by providing Christmas Gifts, Gift Cards, and furniture.
SAKYONG WANGMO EMPOWERMENT
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, August 15-17, 2008
On Saturday morning August 16, the Spiritual Empowerment and Lineage Blessing by His Holiness Penor Rinpoche took place at the Baronet Ballroom, Delta Halifax Hotel.
The celebration of this event took place in the evening in the same room.
On Sunday afternoon August 17, the Shambhala Investures of the Druk Sakyong Wangmo and the Sakyong Wangmo took place in the Baronet Ballroom, Delta Halifax Hotel.
In the afternoon the event was concluded with a celebratory Garden Party at the Kalapa Court Namgyal Potrang. The house of the Sakyong and the Sakyong Wangmo in Halifax.
To see photos of this event please click here.