SMCC at the Park of Roses

What are we doing? We’re meditating. Becoming mindful to feelings, thoughts, and sensations leads to a better understanding of our experience. Scientific studies indicate that meditation creates a sense of well-being, provides relief from stress, reduces information overload, and builds a better relationship with emotions. What is Shambhala Meditation Center of Columbus? We are the … Continue 

Harvest of Peace (pictures)

Sangha gathered to celebrate the Harvest of Peace on September 16th. Delicious food was prepared and shared. Flowers brightened tables and faces. Children hugged limping dogs. Old friends brought warmth and wisdom. New dekyongs and former directors supported the community. Delightful discoveries opened. Reveling. Together. For more pictures, please go here:

Harvest of Peace Raffle (updated)

We are continuing our Harvest of Peace fundraiser to generate the financial resources needed for renovations at our new center. Thirteen sets of beautiful gifts were offered by a community member as part of a raffle.  They are priced at 1 ticket/ $10, 3 tickets/$20 and 10 tickets/$50 and each would make a lovely gift … Continue 

Essential Heart of Kasungship

Please join us for the beginning of the new EHOK 1 series on Thursday, October 11 as we help prepare our new space at 636 Chase Road. Part 1 is a class taking place over 5 weeks to study the eight slogans of the Dorje Kasung as laid out by the Dorje Dradul; Chogyam Trunpga, … Continue 


To make peace we cannot ignore war, racism, violence, greed, the injustice and sufferings of the world. They must be confronted with courage and compassion. Unless we seek justice peace will fail. Yet in whatever we do We must not let war, violence, and fear take over our own heart. Whatever the situation, we cannot … Continue 

May Basic Goodness Dawn at 636 Chase Road

Today fifteen sangha members went to work at our new building. We cut the grass, trimmed the weeds, watered the plants, and vacuumed the carpet all while the roof over the utility room was replaced. Meanwhile our children played, we shared lunch and (thanks to funding from the Shambhala Trust) witnessed the first renovations at … Continue 

Family Camp at Karmê Chöling

Karmê Chöling is a Shambhala meditation retreat center and community for people from all walks of life to connect with their basic goodness and the basic goodness of others. It is located in Barnet, Vermont. And every summer over fifty families gather there to camp and celebrate the art of being human together. We put away … Continue 

A sweet lesson on patience.

A NYC Taxi driver wrote: I arrived at the address and honked the horn. After waiting a few minutes I honked again. Since this was going to be my last ride of my shift I thought about just driving away, but instead I put the car in park and walked up to the door and … Continue 

Midsummer Day Festival 2012-06-23

Midsummer Day is a Shambhala holiday instituted by Trungpa Rinpoche in the 1970s. One of the four “nyida” days (from the Tibetan words for sun and moon), this holiday is celebrated around the summer solstice and gives family and friends in Shambhala the opportunity to enjoy summer fun together. In the past, our day has … Continue