Sustainability Blog

Welcome to our Sustainability blog!

On this page, CoHosts Vala Mohr and Lisa Harris will explore sustainability ideas and concepts, how Windhorse Retreat Center actively engages in sustainability efforts, the role of sustainability in the Shambhala Mandala, and inspiring examples in other places.

Shambhala’s Windhorse Retreat Center is inspired by the High Wind mission, which embraces the opportunity to engage in and manifest environmental sustainability and awareness through its programs.

“Sustainability, the ability to conserve an ecological balance by avoiding depletion of natural resources, is the foundation of enlightened society and a long history of the land at Windhorse Retreat Center.” WRC website



Sustainable Beginnings

Vala Mohr – Initiating Sustainability Efforts at Windhorse My name is Vala Mohr, and I am working on developing some sustainability initiatives for Windhorse Retreat Center. I have spent the last 10 years or so learning about sustainable practices through various tours, workshops and conferences in the Midwest, and I’ve been using my home as a laboratory … Continue