The Shambhala Sun
is an independent, bimonthly magazine (in print and online) that offers a nonsectarian view of 'Buddhism, Culture, Meditation, and Life.' Presented are teachings from the Buddhist
and other contemplative
traditions, with an emphasis on applying the principles of mindfulness and awareness practices to everyday life. The magazine is a publication of the independent, nonprofit Shambhala Sun Foundation.
The Sun's editorial blog is a popular destination, called "SunSpace" (www.shambhalasun.com/sunspace) It features daily news, updates, stories, comment and links.
Shambhala Sun has a circulation of 80,000 copies, with a readership of several hundred thousand. .
The Shambhala Sun online archive includes a substantial amount of previously published articles and essays free to the public.
In handing out their Alternative Press Awards in 2007, Utne Reader
magazine awarded Shambhala Sun for a fourth time, this year for Best Spiritual Coverage. Utne had this to say about the Shambhala Sun:
- "The stated goal of the Shambhala Sun Foundation, which publishes this year’s winner, is to 'promote the growth and development of genuine buddhadharma as Buddhism takes root in the West' and to 'work with and support all those who share the values of wisdom, sacredness, and compassion.' Shambhala Sun, while clearly aligned with the nonprofit’s specific take on this brand of spirituality, stands out not so much as a doctrinaire instructional manual (there are other......