Program Details

Shambhala Vows

March 3 / 1:30 PM - March 3 / 4:00 PM

With Acharya Adam Lobel

"During my retreat, I composed two vows in response to the overwhelming wish for some tangible way for people to express their commitment and courageousness in bringing about the Shambhala vision.  The first is the Shambhala Vow, which will enable anyone who so wishes to acknowledge and proclaim that basic goodness is the nature of humanity.  As Shambhalians we often talk about basic goodness, but there has never been an opportunity to take a vow of commitment and to publicly proclaim our trust and faith in this magical gift we all possess.

Excerpted from Answer of the Golden Sun by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche


The Shambhala Vow is an acknowledgement and a proclamation that basic goodness is the essential nature of humanity. Further, this vow celebrates one's connection to the Shambhala community and to the practice of meditation as a way to realize that goodness more fully.  It is open to people of any religion who have made such a connection to Shambhala.


Prior to taking the vow, it is recommended to watch "An Introduction to the New Vows by Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown" available on


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