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A Yak's Tale of Liberation

A Yak’s Tale of Liberation – HIGHLIGHT

Liberating the life of animals, called tsethar in Tibetan (tshe thar), is a longstanding practice in Tibetan areas. In its traditional form, the practice involves offering a nomadic family a sum of money to keep a yak for the duration of its life. The yak is ... continue
Posted June 30, 2011 by Holly
Creating a Mindful Society conference in NYC, Sept 30 - Oct 1

Creating a Mindful Society conference in NYC, Sept 30 – Oct 1

Join Shambhala Sun staff for this landmark gathering of the mindfulness community… September 30 – October 1, 2011 in New York City (at the New York Society for Ethical Culture) Mindfulness is a simple yet profound practice that changes lives. If you’re committed to mindful living, or ... continue
Posted June 29, 2011 by
A Moment in the Shedra's Construction

A Moment in the Shedra’s Construction – HIGHLIGHT

This update on the construction of the Surmang Shedra comes from Konchok Foundation board member Holly Gayley, who recently visited the area while traveling in eastern Tibet. While visiting Surmang this June, I was able to witness the finishing touches being added to the shedra’s exterior. One ... continue
Posted June 28, 2011 by Holly
The Surmang Shedra Dazzles

The Surmang Shedra Dazzles – HIGHLIGHT

This update on the construction of the Surmang Shedra comes from Konchok Foundation board member Holly Gayley, who recently visited the area while traveling in eastern Tibet. It was nothing short of astonishing to see the Surmang Shedra at long last. The shedra (or school) complex dominates ... continue
Posted June 26, 2011 by Holly
Poignant Transition for the Surmang Region

Poignant Transition for the Surmang Region – HIGHLIGHT

This update on the general conditions in Jyekundo (Chinese: Yushu), one year after the earthquake that devastated the city, comes from Konchok Foundation board member Holly Gayley, who recently traveled to the Surmang region in eastern Tibet. More than a year after the devastating earthquake in April ... continue
Posted June 24, 2011 by Holly
Sakyong Sponsors Tea Offering at Wayen Monastery

Sakyong Sponsors Tea Offering at Wayen Monastery – HIGHLIGHT

At the end of May, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche sponsored a tea offering for the monks at Wayen Monastery in Golok in order to express his ongoing connection and concern for their welfare. The Sakyong visited Wayen on his first trip to Tibet in 2001 and felt ... continue
Posted June 22, 2011 by
Midsummer Day: Juniper Smoke and Ladder Golf

Midsummer Day: Juniper Smoke and Ladder Golf

Our Midsummer Day Celebration came and went in a flash of grilling, cheering, soccer playing and connecting. Over the years our community has adopted a tradition of celebrating the changes of the seasons. These are called nyida days from the Tibetan words nyima (sun) ... continue
Posted June 21, 2011 by Ashley_Hodson
Save the date for the Pacific Northwest Winter Retreat 2011

Save the date for the Pacific Northwest Winter Retreat 2011

Shamatha-Vipassana Retreat will be held at Camp Pringle on Shawnigan Lake in the hills of Vancouver Island. Sunday December 18th 2011 to Sunday January 1st, 2012 The Shamatha-Vipassana program will focus on mindfulness-awareness practice. Also included will be meditation instruction, Dharma Talks, contemplations, physical exercise, experiential and ... continue
Posted June 20, 2011 by John David Smith

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Posted June 20, 2011 by Marilia_Stillman
My Summer at Dechen Choling

My Summer at Dechen Choling – HIGHLIGHT

Rianne Pelleboer, a young sangha member from Holland is spending her summer at Dechen Choling as a volunteer. The following is her account of her experiences living there. The Decision Discontentment. That word covers how I felt before going from A to Z. I had dropped my ... continue
Posted June 15, 2011 by
Contemplative End of Life Care Group: A Reflection by Dawa Chodzin

Contemplative End of Life Care Group: A Reflection by Dawa Chodzin

Dawa is an active member of the Under 30 Group at the Boston Shambhala Center. He is currently working toward his Ph.D. in philosophy and enjoys hiking trips and dancing. June 13, 2011 Back in April I attended the first meeting of the Contemplative End of Life Care ... continue
Posted June 13, 2011 by Ashley_Hodson
Under 30 Retreat: Doing Something Profoundly Important

Under 30 Retreat: Doing Something Profoundly Important – HIGHLIGHT

By: Meghan Misset The Boston Shambhala Center Under 30 Group was formed in 2003 and has a strong core of 20-30 young Sangha members. They recently embarked on a trip to the Shelburn Falls Center, in Western Massachusetts, where they sat in retreat for the weekend. Led ... continue
Posted June 10, 2011 by

Refuge and Bodhisattva Vows Very Moving.

Photo by Vince Cavallo On Sunday, June 5th the Denver Shambhala Center hosted a group of over 70 people, including students taking Refuge and Bodhisattva Vows and their guests. The program included an inspiring talk by the vow preceptor Acharya Dale Asrael. Taking the Refuge Vow were: Jonathan Harding Lokken ... continue
Posted June 10, 2011 by kate_madsen

Refuge and Bodhisattva Vows Very Moving.

Photo by Vince Cavallo On Sunday, June 5th the Denver Shambhala Center hosted a group of over 70 people, including students taking Refuge and Bodhisattva Vows and their guests. The program included an inspiring talk by the vow preceptor Acharya Dale Asrael. Taking the Refuge Vow were: Jonathan Harding Lokken ... continue
Posted June 10, 2011 by kate_madsen
Multi language Captioning of Teaching Videos Continues with the "Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche en español" YouTube Channel

Multi language Captioning of Teaching Videos Continues with the “Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche en español” YouTube Channel

There is now a Spanish version of the Sakyong’s YouTube channel Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche en español (http://www.youtube.com/user/SMRShambhalaEsp). This is in addition to having videos closed captioned in English, Spanish, and often many other languages at The Vidyadhara, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche -Official Channel, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche -Official YouTube ... continue
Posted June 8, 2011 by Hamish_MacLaren


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