Shambhala Publications 50th Anniversary Celebration (Corte Madera Store)

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 - 7:00pm

Join us in celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Shambhala Publications!

Born in 1969 on Telegraph Avenue in the back of Moe’s Books in Berkeley, Shambhala Publications emerged as the leading independent publisher of Eastern religion and philosophy.  Founder Sam Bercholz, joined by his daughter and current company co-owner, Sara Bercholz, will share memories and milestones from the press’s illustrious past. Nikko Odiseos, President, and Rachel Neumann, Associate Publisher, will join the panel to share how Shambhala’s title list and acquisition strategy has expanded and evolved over time, as well as describe what makes a Shambhala book.  Please join us in celebrating 50 years of independent publishing!  

Wine and cheese reception to follow.

Sam Bercholz is founder of Shambhala Publications, co-editor of the best-selling The Buddha and His Teachings (originally published as Entering the Stream) and author of A Guided Tour of Hell: A Graphic Memoir. He has been a Buddhist educator for over four decades, teaching in North America, Europe, and Australasia.

Sara Bercholz is the co-owner (along with her brother, mother, and father) of Shambhala Publications. In 2012, Sara started Roost Books, an imprint of Shambhala Publications focused on creative living.

Nikko Odiseos, President, joined Shambhala Publications in 2010 after a career working in technology in Silicon Valley and environs. Nikko brings a breadth of experience and knowledge of the Buddhist world, having studied, practiced, and worked in Buddhist centers in India and the US since 1990.

Rachel Neumann, Associate Publisher, is a writer, editor, and book publisher with twenty years journalism and book publishing experience. She is the author of four books: Not Quite Nirvana, Long Weekend, and the children’s book Baby Present, as well as the editor for I Am Home: Portraits of Immigrant Teenagers.

Location: 
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925