The View of the Shambhala Congress
The Shambhala Congress is the principal mandala-wide gathering for discussion and
consultation on matters of concern to the mandala as a whole. It has three main purposes:
1. The Congress is a consultative meeting in which representatives of all parts of the
mandala, as well as participating individuals, express views, offer suggestions and
make recommendations on the topics discussed by the Congress.
2. The Congress enables leaders and participants to present the outcome of prior
community meetings held at their centres prior to the Congress.
3. The Congress offers a structure for exchange between the participants and the
Sakyong, President and other leaders of the mandala.
All Shambhala Centres, groups and delegs are urged to attend the Congress. Centres are
asked to send two representatives, one of whom is the Centre Director and the other
anyone proposed by the community. The Congress is open to other individuals who wish
to attend, subject only to the limitations of space.
To read the entire governance structure document from which this was extracted, click here.