Shambhala Publications is an independent publishing company based in Boston, Massachusetts. According to the company, it specializes in "books that present creative and conscious ways of transforming the individual, the society, and the planet".[need quotation to verify] Many of its books deal with Buddhism or related topics. It is named for Shambhala, a mystical kingdom hidden somewhere beyond the snowpeaks of the Himalayas in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. Among its major authors are Chögyam Trungpa, Pema Chodron, Thomas Cleary, Ken Wilber, Fritjof Capra, A. H. Almaas, John Daido Loori, John Stevens, Edward Espe Brown and Natalie Goldberg. Other authors include Shunryu Suzuki, David Richo, Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche, Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche, Jan Chozen Bays, and Joan Halifax.
It is unaffiliated with either Shambhala Buddhism or the Shambhala Sun magazine.
Shambhala was founded in 1969 by Samuel Bercholz and Michael Fagan, in Berkeley, California. Its books are distributed by Penguin Random House. In 1976 Shambhala moved to Boulder, Colorado to be near the Naropa Institute. In 1986 Shambhala moved to Boston. It is now housed in Horticultural Hall, Boston, Massachusetts which is owned by the Christian Science Church.
Shambhala currently has five active imprints:
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