Shambhala Congress

The Shambhala Congress is a major gathering of the Shambhala community, open to any member. Its purpose is to explore major issues of concern and provide a forum for direct discussion between representatives of the entire community and the Sakyong, President and other leaders of the mandala. Major proposals arising from the working groups formed at previous congresses are discussed, and space is kept open for on-the-spot exploration of any themes that arise.

2009 Shambhala Congress

November 9 - 11, 2009 in Halifax, Nova Scotia

NEW Implementation of Recommendations from the 2009 Shambhala Congress

NEW Read the Mandala Council's "Summary of priority recommendations Arising from the Fourth Shambhala Congress and other proceedings" (PDF)

NEW Read One Mandala, Many Paths

Read the preliminary report from the fourth Shambhala Congress

Click to visit the 2009 Congress website.

2007 Shambhala Congress

May 3-7, 2007 in Cologne, Germany

In honor of the 20th anniversary of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche’s parinirvana, the theme for the 2007 Congress is Celebrating Shambhala Culture.

Previous Congresses

Visit the website for the 2003 Shambhala Congress and 2005 Shambhala Congress

Working Groups

Read about active Working Groups and Commissions in the Goverance section.