Author: Dhi Good

New Name for SMC: Drala Mountain Center

Red Feather Lakes, Colorado •  Friday, February 18, 2022  Shambhala Mountain Center announces its new name: Drala Mountain Center.   Why the name change? When SMC became a fully independent nonprofit organization last fall, we came to an agreement with the Sakyong Potrang to change our name by the end of March. We are grateful to the Sakyong Potrang for working with us to effect these changes, which are essential to fulfilling our mission.  What does Drala mean? When people reflect on being at SMC, they talk about how vividly they experience the power of the land itself. We can experience drala by directly connecting to the world through our sense perceptions. By opening to this experience, we encounter vast wisdom in ourselves, those around us, and the world itself. Much more can and will be said about drala as we grow together into the meaning of our new name.  Also see the FAQs below. What About Shambhala?  Our roots run deep in Shambhala, and we endeavor to uphold the teachings of our tradition. We will …