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Shambhalians in Halifax make a splash of Great Eastern Sun with a float for the local Pride Parade

by Dan Corbett

rainbow-828920__340How do we show pride in our community? What could be the biggest, most outrageous display we could cast forth before an audience of tens of thousands? The first thing that comes to my mind is a parade float. And float, we did.

In case you missed it, in July of this year, a steel, wood and fabric shrine pulled by a tandem bicycle carried the Primordial Rigden (in the form of India Gailey) entirely uphill from the harbour to the Citadel as part of the 2016 Halifax Pride Parade. The pedestrian entourage, proudly displaying the Shambhala name on a large banner, accompanied the rolling shrine in wonderful cheer for what turned out to be a truly magical day. Continue…

- 2016-07-15 - comment

Sakyong Encourages Compassion

Sakyong Encourages Compassion In a summer marked by violence, political divisiveness, homophobia, and systemic racism, let the recent tragedy in Nice and the turmoil in Turkey serve as reminders of the preciousness of life. To counteract such degeneration, let us look within to face our fears and open our hearts further than we have ever done. From this base of goodness let us practice with compassion and clarity to support all who are suffering. Let us continue a conversation about how we can ... continue

Dharma Teachings - 2016-08-26 - 1 comment

Aspiration of Shambhala

Aspiration of Shambhala Our commentator on the Shambhala chants turns his attention to the aspiration by Russell Rodgers In the midst of our river of habitual ... continue

Dharma Teachings - 2016-08-24 - 4 comments

Longevity Supplication

Longevity Supplication In our ongoing series on the Shambhala chants, we consider a supplication for the longevity of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche by Russell Rodgers As ... continue

Dharma Teachings - 2016-08-22 - 5 comments

The Shambhala Protector Chant

The Shambhala Protector Chant In our continuing series on the Shambhala chants, we take a look at protectors manifesting as coincidence. by Russell Rodgers A constant stream ... continue

Regions, Practice Centres - 2016-08-20 - comment

Summer Heat at Windhorse

Summer Heat at Windhorse Reflecting on hot weather and the wisdom of simplicity, at Windhorse Retreat Center by Susan Firer We have just experienced about a week ... continue

Dharma Teachings - 2016-08-18 - 4 comments

The Protector Ritual

The Protector Ritual A long-time student ruminates on the practice of protector chants in Shambhala ritual by Russell Rodgers The protector chants have been causing controversy ... continue

Dharma Teachings - 2016-08-16 - 8 comments

Supplicating the Shambhala Lineage

Supplicating the Shambhala Lineage An explication of the chant known as the Supplication to the Shambhala Lineage by Russell Rodgers In this chant, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche acknowledges ... continue

Featured Stories - 2016-08-12 - 1 comment

Sakyong Hosts Awake Business Conference

Sakyong Hosts Awake Business Conference The Sakyong to Host Shambhala’s First-Ever Business Conference in Austin, Texas, March 30 to April 2, 2017 by Christina Willard In March of ... continue

Community Articles - 2016-08-10 - 1 comment

Awaken, Chicago: Reflecting on the Teachings

Awaken, Chicago: Reflecting on the Teachings by Abbey Fox It’s been three heavy months since we hosted Awaken Chicago. We’ve tragically lost Philandro Castle, Alton Sterling, and Delrawn Small ... continue

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Aspiration of Shambhala

Our commentator on the Shambhala chants turns his attention to the aspiration by Russell Rodgers In the midst of our river of habitual thoughts, we tend to forget what is most important to us. Aspiration chants are reminders. If we consciously aspire to something, it’s more likely to happen. If we don’t aspire, the likelihood is pure chance. Worse, the future will probably reflect our collective habitual thought patterns and the contradictions held within them. The middle part of this chant is mostly self-explanatory. A lot has been covered in previous essays on “The Proclamation of Goodness” and “Supplication to the Shambhala Lineage.” The beginning and the end of this aspiration chant are less obvious. Mostly they follow the logic of a tantric creation story, and that is ... continue

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