Stupa Serenade

Painter of Thangkas, Playing Guitar.

Greg Smith studied with Choyam Trungpa Rinpoche and is now a student of his son Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Of the past 33 years, Greg has spent 23 at Shambhala Mountain Center, contributing to the community and practice environment, and befriending many of the program participants. He oversaw the painting of the Great Stupa of Dharmakaya during its construction and continues to relate to it on a daily basis. After all, he can see it from his bedside window.

We asked Greg for an offering that we could share with our community to celebrate the richness of our sangha. He was more than happy to oblige and decided to play a song, in every floor of the Stupa!

So here is Greg Smith, practitioner, painter, guitarist, and friend.

We can’t do it without you!

Shambhala Mountain Center is powered by offerings of all kinds; volunteered time, donations, teachings and practice. We ask you to join us now by making an offering that will help bring Shambhala Mountain Center into 2013 on healthy financial footing. Please donate to Shambhala Mountain Center today!

There is tremendous momentum and energy to bring the vision of basic human and societal goodness further into the world through Shambhala Mountain Center’s programs and offerings in the next year, but we cannot do it without you!


Rusung on Retreat

The Rusung plays an essential part in creation of the container of Shambhala Mountain Center’s meditative environment. Recently, Shambhala Mountain Center’s Rusung Zane Edwards did a solitary retreat in one of our lovely, isolated cabins. While he was there, he made this film reflecting on the retreat experience and its importance for all of us.

Do you know someone who wants to see that beautiful time lapse of the sunrise over Shambhala’s Rocky Mountain range? Share it with anyone!

To celebrate the fact that We’re Back!, and as an offering to the Shambhala Mountain Center community, we will be releasing videos sharing the talents of our staff, and explaining new initiative that are being launched.

You can learn more about what we’re up to, how you can help support Shambhala Mountain Center and watch more videos from Shambhala Mountain Center by clicking here.

Make Ian Happy

Through out our We’re Back! campaign we will be sharing more videos like this one to let you know how important your support of SMC is! We will also be posting offerings and talent of the staff, and share with you some of SMC’s new initiatives to be launched in the upcoming year.

Check out the new video!


Please stay tuned for more to come.