Goal $5000 • Raised $5,375
(2016) Expanding global access to Shambhala using online tools to build and support the global Shambhala Community. The Shambhala mandala’s growing presence in Latin America and Eastern Europe represents an extraordinary opportunity to connect people in far-flung places with the teachers, teachings, and international sangha of the lineage.
Communities in these areas are hosting a growing number of visits and major programs by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, Acharyas, and other senior teachers. There is a vital need to provide these sanghas with resources, training, and support, so that they are prepared to host, publicize, fill the programs and lecture halls, and cultivate the interest and inspiration that arises.
Based on consultations with international Shambhala leaders, the priority audiences for outreach, advance work, and support include places where Spanish is the primary language; Brazil, where Portuguese is spoken, and countries in Eastern Europe, where a small investment can make a significant impact.