Our Mission, Vision and Values

Our Mission

At Drala Mountain Center, we are committed to creating enlightened society for future generations in two ways:

  • The first is to raise consciousness, reduce individual and societal suffering, and promote peace through strategic programming and education focused on mindfulness, social impact issues, and eco-dharma concerns.
  • The second is to fund programming for underserved populations designed to aid them in reducing their suffering so they can contribute more efficiently to their stakeholders.

Our Vision

To serve as a catalyst in the creation of an enlightened society—one grounded in wisdom and kindness towards individuals, community and the natural environment.

Our Values

1. Recognizing that all beings are fundamentally good and worthy, we work with our minds through the practice of meditation, the anchor of our resilient sanity.

2. We celebrate living in the challenge: balancing personal, professional, and community life as our path.

3. The diversity of people and ideas is integral to the vibrancy of our Shambhala community.

4. We appreciate artistic exploration—a joyful means for connecting with one another and the brilliance of mind.

5. We invite the energies of cheerfulness and relaxation by acting with consideration and decency.

6. We cultivate trust through open and clear communication and the integrity of our words and actions.

7. Remembering that we are incredibly fortunate to live here, we respect, appreciate and protect the land and beings that host us here.

8. We are committed to environmental, social, and fiscal sustainability.

9. Since we and all things are utterly interdependent, cooperation and teamwork are the best method for achieving our goals.

10. We delight in offering extraordinary service, treating ourselves, each other and our guests with kindness and respect.