Shambhala LGBTQ Network is a online network for LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, friends and ally) in the Shambhala – Buddhist Community.
The Shambhala LGBTQ Network is part of a international community of urban meditation and rural retreat centers founded by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and under the current direction of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche.
We are an open and welcoming community to people of all sexual orientations. We can be clear that we are open to and welcome people to our community and programs whether they are single or in relationship, celibate or otherwise, and regardless of the gender or any other characteristic of the people they love, are in relationship with, or married to. We are also open to people who have views one way or another on any of these issues. Our centers are places where people’s minds and hearts can open to themselves and to each other. The primary allegiance of a Shambhala vision is not to the opinions and concepts that often divide people from each other, but to the ground of our profound, common humanity — the inherent basic goodness of all life.
President of Shambhala Richard Reoch
“All individuals have a place in Shambhala society. There should not be a sense of outer and inner, but rather a sense of being included in the compassionate embrace of heaven and earth.”
- Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche