From the Director »

An Update on the Shambhala Archives

The past year has brought major transitions for the Shambhala Archives. I am delighted to update you about what has happened and what to expect in the coming year.

In 2016, Shambhala Archives Director Terry Rudderham retired from her post. During her tenure, Terry was an asset to the organization. Fantastically organized and friendly, the Archives accomplished much under her leadership. Please join me in thanking Terry for her many contributions.

Later in 2016, the Shambhala Archives became a part of Kalapa Media—the communications, media, and technology hub for Shambhala. During this transition time, we continue to explore how to work alongside the other Shambhala service providers in the Kalapa Media family, including Shambhala Online, Kalapa Publications, Samadhi Cushions, and more. As we grow together, it is clear that the fruition of these rich relationships is just around the corner.

As the Executive Director of Kalapa Media, I am thrilled to continue Terry’s good work and to further cultivate the Shambhala Archives. I hope to be in touch with you regularly about our progress, outlining our near and long-term goals, and updating you on our successes.

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We’re excited about 2017!

Here are some of the projects we are committed to accomplishing in 2017. We will keep you in the loop about how things are going, and we hope you will stay tuned, or just drop by to say hello when you can. If you’re as excited as we are about these projects, please don’t hesitate to make a donation directly to the Shambhala Archives, make a charitable bequest directly to the Shambhala Archives, or volunteer your time with us.

Click here to view our highest-priority areas of need.

The generosity of our patrons keeps the Shambhala Archives strong and healthy. Please consider making a donation to help us fulfill our mission of acquiring, preserving, protecting, and disseminating all the original records pertaining to the life and teaching of the Sakyong Lineage, the Mukpo Family, and the sacred tradition of Shambhala.

Warmly from Halifax,




Mark Whaley
Deputy Chief of Staff to the Sakyong
Executive Director of Kalapa Media

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