Community Articles - 2015-03-25 - 3 comments
COLUMN: KITCHEN WISDOM by Lisa Harris, Column Co-Host Sue Firer is the manager of Windhorse Retreat Center, the only Shambhala land center in ... continue
by Ian Bascetta, Continuity Kusung
On a sunny and slightly frozen Saturday afternoon, Jetsun Yudra celebrated her second birthday with a festive and cheerful gathering at the Kalapa Court in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Just before the celebrations began, the Sakyong bestowed birthday blessings upon Jetsun Yudra in the company of the Sakyong Wangmo and Jetsun Drukmo in the court shrine room.
Jetsun Yudra exclaimed “Yayyyy!” as her friends arrived in the late afternoon to help her celebrate turning two. She donned a blue chuba and a sparkling silver birthday hat with pink fur around the edges that read “Birthday Princess.”
The festivities began with a Treasure Hunt that required the young Shambhalians to follow the clues via photos of different places around the court. Jetsun Yudra led the way and didn’t miss a beat, but not without help from her older four-year-old sister, Jetsun Drukmo, who seemed to enjoy roaming her home and letting others find the clues rather than ruin the surprise. The Jetsuns seem to have perfected the art of hosting at the very young age of four and two! Continue…
On 16 March, the Sakyong and Sakyong Wangmo conducted ceremonies to purify and bless the new Kalapa Centre offices in Halifax. In the Sakyong’s new office at Sovereign Place overlooking Halifax Harbour — surrounded by the staff of the Sakyong Potrang, Shambhala, the Kalapa Court, Centre East Media, and Kalapa Media — the Sakyong and Sakyong Wangmo led a lhasang which was then carried to offices throughout two floors of the building. Following the ceremony, all re-gathered in the Sakyong’s office ... continue
March is Shambhala Arts month, and the Shambhala Times is celebrating with articles from community members about creative expression. Today’s submission comes ... continue