Summer 2010: Shambhala Media, Shambhala Online and our Networked Community
You may have seen or visited the new Shambhala Media website, developed under the guidance of co-directors, Emily Sell and Terry Rudderham. There has been a marked increase of the number of people using Shambhala Shop to order publications, videos and other items. It was completely redesigned in time for Shambahla Day this year. To see the latest featured products, click on www.shambhalatimes.org
Shambhala Media includes, under its organizational umbrella, the Shambhala Archives , Kalapa Recordings, and Shambhala Times
Shambhala Times is now one of the most frequently visited websites in the Shambhala family, and an increasing number of people are making it their home page, since the team (spearheaded by content editor Jennifer Holder), has succeeded in publishing a fresh headline article – usually contributed by a community member – every day. Please feel warmly invited to submit an article about an event at your centre, a program you attended, a personal landmark (birth, graduation, wedding), an account of recent travels, opinions pieces, and anything else you feel would be newsworthy and of interest to the Shambhala community. Visit or email to email@example.com.
The Communications and Technology Steering Committee has found its natural home in the various groupings that have been brought together under the Shambhala Media umbrella. That team is now working on a huge project known as the Shambhala Network. This will radically update our current communications networks so that you can choose what messages you wish to receive, join groups to share information, be able to network with others, create a discussion forum, host a blog… and many other features related to social media. This project is based on an extensive survey of Shambhala members last year, and is being spearheaded by Cameron Wenaus. There will be a test phase starting over the summer. Everyone who is passionate about this will be invited to join the network in its beta phase.
Shambhala Online, guided by Acharya Eve Rosenthal and Carolyn Mandelker, and managed by Heather Scott, has made huge strides in bringing the Shambhala Buddhist teachings to centres, groups, and individuals wherever they are in Shambhala worldwide. They have now provided teachings on a wide range of topics that feature the Sakyong, acharyas and other teachers, as well as this year’s first-ever online Shambhala Day. The image at the top of this section is from that historic Shambhala Online broadcast. Shambhala Online is now offering recordings of the popular thirty-minute contemplations led by Shambhala acharyas, and plans to make program recordings easily available starting in the fall. These are available in video and MP3 format. To download these and check out upcoming broadcasts, please click here.
From: The Kalapa Council