Sangha News  | Volume 1 | No. 1 | Winter 2006


Welcome to our new website! In re-designing our site we hope to make it easier for you to find resources about meditation, Buddhist Studies, contemplative arts offerings, and much, much more that we have to offer. This site will provide a resource to those who seek to know more about Shambhala as well as to the members of the D.C. sangha.

Many thanks sangha members Tony Bouret who maintained our site for the last 8 years and is now "retiring" and to Brian Harris who spent untold hours developing this new design. We hope you like it and find it useful as you either seek information or guidance as you progress on your spiritual path.

Chris Montone
Center Director

Recordings of Talks from January
Acharya Judy Lief Visit Available

From January 12-15, 2006, Acharya Judith Lief visited our Center to present teachings on socially engaged Buddhism. The weekend program, entitled, "For a Genuine Student, Teachers Appear Everywhere: Meditation and Everyday Life" iincluded a public talk on "Meditative Mind & Social Engagement" as well as a stand alone talk on the foundational teaching, "The Seven Eyes of Dharma."

Acharya Judith Lief, a student of Buddhist for over 25 years, worked closely with Vidyadhara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and was empowered as an Acharya (senior teacher) by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. She was head of Naropa University from 1980-1985. Currently, Ms. Lief is the editor for the Dharma Ocean Series, a collection of Trungpa Rinpoche's works published by Shambhala Publications. She is also the executive editor of Vajradhatu Publications. Ms. Lief is the author of Making Friends with Death: A Buddhist Guide to Encountering Mortality. A lay practitioner with a family, she travels and teaches extensively.

Listen to excerpts from the talks >

For more information or to order CDs contact Chris Montone at

First 100 Audio CD’s of Vidyadhara
Chögyam Trunga’s Talks Arrive

The Shambhala Center is participating in the Shambhala Archives Audio Recovery Project whose mission is to preserve and disseminate the teachings of the founder of Shambhala, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Over the course of the next three years, each participating Center will receive 1,500 audio CD's of the Vidyadhara's teachings. In January, we received the first installment of 100 CD's from 1970 and 1971. These will provide us with the opportunity to connect to our lineage and
present the earliest teachings of our tradition to future generations of students. Stay tuned for announcements on how and when these teachings will be presented at our Center.

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Visit of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche to Washington DC in 2004

Photo & Video Galleries
Photos and video shot at the Shambhala Meditation Center of Washington DC, and All Souls Unitarian Church in June 2004.
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PBS: Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly
BELIEF & PRACTICE: Shambhala Meditation
April 30, 2004

with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, filmed at the Shambhala Meditation Center of Washington DC.
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