Nepal Solidarity Day

Message from The Sakyong:

“I write to you today with a full heart of compassion for the victims of the devastating earthquake in Nepal. Reports continue to flood the media, telling us of the innumerable children who now find themselves without parents, the broken families without homes, and the isolated villages without access to aid.

In the midst of this disaster, please join me in meditation and prayer for the people of Nepal. Let us gather in silence to offer our wishes for healing and wellbeing, bearing witness to the suffering of our Nepalese brothers and sisters.

The Sakyong Wangmo and I would like to offer our Shambhala centres around the world as quiet and sacred spaces to bear witness and offer compassion to the suffering in Nepal, and other places, such as Baltimore, experiencing turmoil.”

Shambhala Centres and groups around the world will be opening their doors to the people in their cities and neighborhoods so that we may unite as a global community in this challenging time, practicing sitting meditation, sessions of the compassionate practice of Tong Len (sending and taking), and walking meditation or shamatha yoga throughout the day.

To find the Shambhala Centre closest to you, visit