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The Sakyong’s Advisory Panel on Shambhala Environments - comment

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outside the Amsterdam Shambhala Center, photo by Sarah Lipton

outside the Amsterdam Shambhala Center, photo by Sarah Lipton

COLUMN: Shambhala on the Move
by Steve Vosper, Chair, Shambhala Environments
with Peter van der Molen, Associate Panel Member

Flashback
Back in the mid 1980’s: Amsterdam proudly owned a former bottle rinsing plant. Upstairs a forest of beams criss-crossing the attic; downstairs cold tiled floors, that were sloping and they were hard on the feet during walking meditation. A large pile of light green, yellow and pink fluffy flip-flops was brought in as a remedy. With a good dose of timely wrathful energy and a vast vision – the Amsterdam sangha was encouraged to renovate the building, transform the attic into a shrineroom and get rid of the flip-flops. One year later a frail but proud Vidyadhara Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche blessed the building, making it the first owned property of then Vajradhatu in Europe. Continue…

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Dharma Teachings - 2014-09-05 - 1 comment

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