These organizations, while not directly managed by Shambhala, share in the vision and practice of creating enlightened society.
The Chronicle Project is a repository for a rich array of stories, interviews, travelogs, and features regarding the founder of Shambhala, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, and his legacy. Its goal is to tell the story of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche’s life in a detailed year-by-year account, to gather the oral history from those who knew him, and to preserve a record of his extraordinary legacy for future generations.
Satdharma propagates the teachings that the Vajra Regent, Osel Tendzin, received from the Vidyadhara, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Satdharma offers ongoing teachings on the three-yana path of Vajrayana Buddhism, as well as Shambhala education, meditation instruction, yoga instruction, residential retreats and opportunities for community practice and study.
ALIA Institute: Authentic Leadership in Action
The ALIA Institute is a vibrant meeting-place of people, practices, and ideas engaged at the frontier of organizational and societal change. ALIA programs are known for their unique blend of ancient and leading-edge theory, practices, and principles. Since 2001, ALIA’s Shambhala Summer Institute has attracted 250 people to Nova Scotia, Canada each June and has become internationally known as a premier leadership development venue.
Shambhala Sun is today’s best-selling and most widely-read Buddhist magazine. It offers authentic teachings from the Buddhist and other contemplative traditions, and applies the wisdom born of meditative practice to all the important issues in life—from livelihood, parenting, and relationships to politics, social action, and the arts.
Buddhadharma is an in-depth, practice-oriented journal for everyone with a serious interest in Buddhism. Buddhadharma is the one place you’ll find in-depth teachings from all the Buddhist traditions, presented in a way that applies directly to your practice. No matter what Buddhist path you follow, Buddhadharma offers you relevant and helpful teachings in every issue.
Shambhala Publications has been devoted to the magic, craft, and business of books for more than 30 years. Shambhala Publications offers hundreds of titles —from miniature classics to oversized art books, from scholarly translations to stories for children, from books on tape to books in a box, from A Little Course in Dreams to The Great Path of Awakening.
Ashoka Credit Union is where money, community and skillful means meet. Investing savings in Ashoka Credit Union not only benefits the investor, but contributes to the growth of the Shambhala community, its organizations and its members.
Services offered by the Federally insured Ashoka Credit Union include: savings, loans for all purposes, certificates of deposit, monthly electronic funds transfers, all types of IRAs, wire transfers (domestic and international) and counseling for financial success.
The Five Wisdoms Institute is an independent training organization that promotes the five wisdom energies teachings. As qualities of being fully human the five wisdoms cultivate personal integration and foster wisdom. They provide a common language to engage in genuine relationships, skillful communication and creative thinking. As the vivid energy of all we experience, they tune us into the dynamics of situations so we can respond appropriately and fully. Based on vajrayana teachings, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche created the unique five posture practice to work directly with our body, emotions, thoughts and surroundings. Based on those teachings, the institute offers Five Wisdoms @ Work, a two-year training oriented to professionals in the service of others. Five Wisdoms Trainer and Coach Training provides the institute¹s certification to work professionally. www.FiveWisdomsInstitute.com
The Ratna Peace Initiative is dedicated to cultivating the fundamental sanity and dignity in individuals, and therefore in society at large. We provide meditation instruction, in person and through correspondence, to prisoners throughout the United States. Our work includes developing and distributing correspondence courses for inmates. The Ratna Peace Initiative donates spiritual and educational books and other items that support an inmate’s spiritual path, including prayer beads and meditation cushions. Most recently, RPI has begun a secular meditation program for war veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.
Prison Mindfulness Institute is a support network that provide prisoners, and those who work with them, with the most effective contemplative tools for self-transformation and rehabilitation. The Prison Mindfulness Institute support prisoners in the practice of contemplative disciplines, provides networking and training, and connects prisoners with outside volunteers.