This project contains the collected wisdom of a network of practitioners who have all committed themselves to the furtherance of the Shambhala teachings as revealed by Chögyam Trungpa.
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Shambhala Society™ Guide

This project contains the collected wisdom of a network of practitioners who have all committed themselves to the furtherance of the Shambhala teachings as revealed by Chögyam Trungpa. Practitioners that commit to adhering to the structures and policies defined herein call themselves Shambhala Society Members.

Contained in this project are three main sections:

Manual

This document governs the body of the Shambhala Society Membership (hereinafter referred to as "The Membership"). It contains the policies and procedures that describe how we govern ourselves.

Statements of Conscience

This collection of documents is the collective speech of The Membership. Each document represents an expression of how we believe human society at large should behave. The method for how a Statement of Conscience is crafted and ratified is specified in the Manual.

A Statement of Conscience does not constrain our behavior. Instead, it has a twofold purpose:

  1. To express to all of humanity what we believe would help the world become more profound, brilliant, just, and powerful.
  2. To invite The Membership into a personal contemplation of how we might work with reality in a new way.

Path

This is the description of how we practice together, which influences our collective mind. The Path is made up of elements revealed directly by Chögyam Trungpa, traditional practice elements from the Kagyü Lineage of Tibetan Buddhism, and practices innovated by The Membership itself. Given the tradition of "secrecy until the student is ready," we are only able to offer a high level description of these practices.

The Path is a personal matter to each member. As laid out in the Manual in more detail, which parts of the Path that people choose to participate in cannot be used to constrain a person's eligibility to participate in governance of The Membership.

License

Creative Commons License

Shambhala Society™ Guide by The Shambhala Society Membership is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License

For further information, see LICENSE.txt in this project.