|Founder||Samuel Bercholz, Michael Fagan|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Headquarters location||Boston, Massachusetts|
|Distribution||Random House Publisher Services|
|Key people||Nikko Odiseos (President)
Samuel Bercholz (Chairman)
Sara Bercholz (Executive Vice President)
Hazel Bercholz (Vice President)
|Nonfiction topics||Buddhism, yoga, psychology, philosophy, Eastern studies, self-help|
|Number of employees||35|
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".  Many of its titles deal with Buddhism and related topics in religion and philosophy. The company's name was inspired by the Sanskrit word Shambhala, referring to a mystical kingdom hidden beyond the snowpeaks of the Himalayas, according to the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. Several of 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.
The company 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 adjoins the Christian Science Plaza.
Shambhala currently has five active imprints:
- Roost Books
- Trumpeter Books
- Snow Lion
- New Seeds Books published books on Christianity. One of its more prominent authors was the Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams.
|This article about a United States publishing company is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|