Compassion for Ukraine – Daily Tonglen Gathering

Now extended through May 31st!

Note: There will be no practice on Thursday, May 4th.

Format: 30 minute session (shamatha and Tonglen) + Discussion.

Daily at 11:00 AM Eastern – Click Here for a Time Zone Converter


Zoom hosts handle very basic functions like spotlighting, announcements and so on. A beautiful way to support this practice. We will only be able to continue if we have hosts!Please email [email protected] if you are interested.

“Whenever you meet a situation that awakens your compassion…you can stop for a moment, breathe in any suffering you see, and breathe out a sense of relief.”
Pema Chödrön – Tonglen, the Path of Transformation

Zoom Link for ALL Sessions

Meeting ID: 838 1790 3514

Find your local number:

There is no cost to attend these sessions.

Sadhana of Mahamudra – Sunday, May 15th at 11am eastern

Our Ukranian sangha invites you to join in a worldwide practice of the Sadhana of Mahamudra. The practice will happen in lieu of our regular tonglen session. The session will be led by members of our sangha in Ukraine, in Ukranian, with the text screen-shared in both Ukranian and English.

We will access it with the same Zoom link above.

The whole session will last approx 90 minutes.

Mark your calendars now!

Offering Generosity Beyond Tonglen

Support the Shambhala sangha in Ukraine!

Email List: If you wish to receive more news and updates on how to support our sangha siblings in Ukraine, please email [email protected]

Direct Financial Support: Karme Choling is generously offering it’s PayPal account for those who wish to contribute directly to a sangha-driven assistance fund. Donate here:

International Relief Support:

Revived Soldiers – Helping wounded soldiers

Save A Life – Helping Ukrainian soldiers in Donbas region. 

Razom for Ukraine  – Tactical medical training and emergency response.

Nova Ukraine – Humanitarian Aid to Ukraine

Opportunities for Canadians:

Google Folder for Ukraine-Related Resources

John Rockwell and Rhiannon Wells are curating a Google Folder for Ukraine resources, including opportunities to learn about Ukraine and even learn a Ukranian ‘warrior’s cry’. You may also contribute your own resources. Click here to access the Folder.

NEW! ONLINE Discussion Forum! Click Here to Join!

Use this forum to connect with each other between sessions.

You will need to have a Shambhala Online acocunt to participate in the forum. If you need one, you can create one after clicking the link above. If you have any difficulties, please email [email protected]

Questions or Suggestions regarding these sessions? Email JT at [email protected]