Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
About the Archives
How to Reach Us
How to Help
Other Sites and Projects
1. What is in the archives?
You can find a sample of our holdings here. But we highly recommend you come for a visit!
2. How do you take care of it all?
Since the Archives’ inception, we have designed facilities to preserve and take care of the variety of materials in our care. Please see our technical documents for discussions of our considerations while preserving different types of material in our collections.
3. Can I borrow materials from the archives?
You cannot borrow materials from the Archives, but you can make an appointment for a viewing. We can also make copies of audio/visual materials, but we do not release originals. This can be arranged on a case-by-case basis.
4. What material from the archives can I access online?
Everything you see on this website, including our holdings page, and through our affiliates is free for you to view and access on an ongoing basis.
Shambhala Archives Holdings – Link
Shambhala Archives Facebook – Link
Audio Recovery Project – (chronicleproject site) – Link
Personal Collection of Trungpa Rinpoche – (zenfolio site) – Link
Photograph Portfolio – (zenfolio site) – Link
Video Recovery Selections – (vimeo site) – Link
5. Where are you located?
We are located at the Halifax Shambhala Centre
1084 Tower Road
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 2Y5
Here is our location.
6. What are your hours?
Due to COVID-19 Provincial guidelines, the Shambhala Archives is operating with reduced hours. Limited staff will be present and the Archives will be open by appointment only from 10-4pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. There is a sign-up sheet and hand sanitizer available at the entrance. Face coverings are mandatory, and we are practicing social distancing.
7. How do I contact you?
Using our handy Contact Us form above.
8. Can I volunteer?
Yes! Please feel free to contact us using the form above with your interest. Volunteers assist us in transcript work, cleaning our vault and workspace, repacking and documenting the Druk Sakyong’s personal belongings.
9. How do I donate?
Thank you for your interest in helping! If you’d like to donate, please click here and follow the instructions on our donations page. We also accept credit card donations by telephone or complete one of our donation cards and drop it in the mail to us.
10. Why is my contribution and involvement with the archives important?
The Shambhala Archives needs your donations and volunteer time to continue. We are a non-profit organization and do not receive any funding from outside sources other than the goodwill of volunteers and contributors, such as yourself!
11. What is the Legacy project?
The purpose of the Chogyam Trungpa Legacy Project is to promote and support the dharma legacy of Chögyam Trungpa, Rinpoche. The project is an independent non-profit foundation supporting and augmenting the preservation, propagation, and publication of Trungpa Rinpoche’s dharma teachings.
12. What is the Chogyam Trungpa Institute?
The Chogyam Trungpa Institute at Naropa University is creating a digital library to make Chogyam Trungpa’s teachings available online. The institute is completing digital transcription and captioning of 2,500 lectures. They also support initiatives that honor the spirit of his work, through exhibitions, classes, research, conferences, and other means.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE CTR TRANSCRIPTION PROJECT HERE – as the video plays, the transcript text is highlighted.
13. What are other recommended sites?
Online Collection – Link
The Chronicles of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche
Recordings from Shambhala Archives Video Recovery Project – Link
Care of Buddhist thangka paintings – Link