Shambhala Household Program

with Ulrike Halpern

March 16th—March 17th -Date postponed or cancelled

Date details +
  • $150 Program Price
  • $175 Patron Price
Room: Rigden Shrine Room

The Shambhala Household program introduces a grassroots, powerful way to work with the challenge of integrating the Shambhala teachings and practices we are given with the mundane yet profound activities of our daily lives. It provides us with a way to engage with these teachings and practices with a sense of joy and personal inspiration.

The household is not a place to hide from the world, but place to express our principles and invite others to experience dignity. To fully embody the teachings, it is important to infuse our households with our ideals and our heart, as well as our own experience and meditation practice.

...when you express gentleness and precision in your environment, then real brilliance and power can descend onto that situation.
—Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

Since we all share the experience of being householders in many styles and forms, we now have the opportunity to bring Shambhala principles even more deeply into our daily lives and homes. Shambhala Household is the common ground of experience that all of us share in our daily lives.

The intention is to bring together Shambhalians from many different ages, paths, and demographics to share their experiences and inspirations about being householders. And, this program will pave the way to establish a Shambhala Household mandala in Southern Arizona and the Southwestern United States. 

This program will include the lung for the Shambhala Household text by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. And, those who have not already received a copy of the tex can purchase one at the program.

Sample Schedule

Friday Evening

7:00Talk One – Shambhala Household

Saturday Morning

9:00Physical Exercise
9:15Opening Chants & Sitting
10:15Short Break
10:25Introduction to Lung and Shambhala Household Text
11:45Lunch—A simple lunch at the center together

Saturday Afternoon

1:00Short Talk on Shambhala Household
2:00Group works together to determine the menu
3:00Shopping for food, drinks, and decor
4:30Prepare the meal, decor, and atmosphere together

Saturday Evening

6:30Celebratory Dinner


This program is open to any current Shambhala member who has completed Rigden weekend or equivalent. Shambhala Household is now the first text that practitioners will be able to receive from the lineage on the Shambhala Path, which is a significant moment.

Full program price: $150
Patron Rate: $175

*Materials are included in the program price. The cost of the text is $50. Please indicate in the notes section if you already have the text.  

Emily Danies may be contacted via email at [email protected]

Please register and pay online in advance of the program so we know how many people to expect.