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The Sakyong's Scorpion Seal Retreat Cabin in Kalapa Valley

The Sakyong’s Scorpion Seal Retreat Cabin in Kalapa Valley – HIGHLIGHT

by Richard Peisinger While lunching in Cheticamp, on the northwestern coast of Cape Breton Island, the Druk Sakyong relayed to his travel companions that he sensed the presence of a significant place for Shambhala nearby. He indicated that it might lie somewhere across the expanse of the ... continue
Posted July 30, 2011 by
Mythology and Everyday Life

Mythology and Everyday Life

I’ve been wondering lately what Joseph Campbell would think of Shambhala Buddhism. He attributed many of the problems we face today, particularly our disconnect from nature and the resultant chaos & confusion found in our global society, to a lack of a working mythology. ... continue
Posted July 28, 2011 by Travis_May
Doha of Supplication

Doha of Supplication – HIGHLIGHT

by Una Chung A doha is a traditional offering of spontaneous insight or realization, often offered as a supplication to the teacher to share the teachings. Upon the occasion of the Rigden Abhisheka this past June at Shambhala Mountain Center, a Shambhala practitioner by the name of ... continue
Posted July 28, 2011 by
A City Encampment: Can we really do this?

A City Encampment: Can we really do this? – HIGHLIGHT

by Lulu Strongheart, Rusung at the San Francisco Shambhala Center During Memorial Day weekend, the Northern California Lhasang Regiment of Dorje Kasung hosted a program at Sharchen Dzong, the San Francisco Shambhala Center, that was entitled: “Dorje Kasung Leadership Training and Celebration of Kasungship.” It was a ... continue
Posted July 26, 2011 by
Transforming Aggression into Gentleness

Transforming Aggression into Gentleness – HIGHLIGHT

by Boston Shambhala Center’s Rusung Brian McCorkle Have you ever been at a Shambhala program and experienced seeing official-looking people who look like they are in uniform? It may have been blue blazers with pins, white shirts, khaki or grey slacks, standing off to the side, or ... continue
Posted July 24, 2011 by
On Basic Goodness

On Basic Goodness – HIGHLIGHT

This video clip of a recent teaching by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche hails from the recent sangha retreat at Dechen Choling, entitled Being Brave: Transforming Our World. This message of basic goodness is something the Sakyong would like us all to hear, so please, take a few ... continue
Posted July 22, 2011 by

Volunteer Days: Rakes and Ladders

For the past two Saturdays the brave young Sangha of Under 30 have taken on the grounds of the Center! Our first day was spent cleaning up trash, weeding, pruning and mulching. The sun was fierce but the energy was strong! Many bags of yard waste ... continue
Posted July 21, 2011 by Ashley_Hodson

Mindfully to Walden Pond

By Meghan Misset Recently our Under 30 group went on an epic bike trip to Walden Pond and back, which was a good 40 mile trek! I love that we gather together outside of the Shambhala center for exciting trips, local events, social gatherings, and the like. ... continue
Posted July 21, 2011 by Ashley_Hodson
A Wedding On Top of the World

A Wedding On Top of the World – HIGHLIGHT

To say they were on top of the world would be more than accurate. Hannah Kinderlehrer and Paul Fowler were married on June 12, 2011 at the Flagstaff Amphitheater overlooking the city of Boulder, Colorado. Hannah and Paul’s four-year-old son, Luca, carried himself as the image of ... continue
Posted July 21, 2011 by heather_campbell_grimes
Bravery: Taking a Leap

Bravery: Taking a Leap – HIGHLIGHT

by Sakyong Mipham Bravery is a highlight of the Shambhala teachings. On the sacred path of the warrior, it is one of the unconditioned qualities that arises from living with virtue and valor. It is defined as “the act of both personally and socially manifesting.” To put it ... continue
Posted July 19, 2011 by

Tonglen Request for Lesa Ricci’s Stepfather

Please include in your tonglen practice Bill Oblinger, the husband of Lesa Ricci’s mother, Kathy Oblinger. Bill had a stroke on Thursday, 7/14. As he is the primary caregiver for Lesa’s mother, who has Parkinson’s disease, this is a very challenging situation for the ... continue
Posted July 18, 2011 by
Stupa Tears: Transforming Our World

Stupa Tears: Transforming Our World – HIGHLIGHT

[caption id=”attachment_25361″ align=”alignright” width=”242″ The inexhaustible generosity of the Sakyong was evident as the afternoon wore on and the hot sun beat down. For those that have never been there, the Great Stupa is indeed great. It is a symbol of peace and a monument to ... continue
Posted July 17, 2011 by Sarah

Very Human Irritations

Once we are tuned into the basic core of egohood, then anything—any experience, any inspiration—can be made into a further blockage or can become a way of freeing ourselves. Any tendency of mind, even the subtlest suggestion of a tendency, can be viewed with great precision—even ... continue
Posted July 15, 2011 by
On Being Brave

On Being Brave – HIGHLIGHT

With over three hundred people in the large shrine tent at Shambhala Mountain Center at the beginning of July, there was a lot of heat. Heat of the mountain sun, heat of expectation and desire, heat of insight and the heat of longing. This heat was ... continue
Posted July 15, 2011 by Sarah
Bravery: The Vision of the Great Eastern Sun

Bravery: The Vision of the Great Eastern Sun – HIGHLIGHT

by Sakyong Mipham Bravery is a highlight of the Shambhala teachings, which were introduced to the West by my father, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. In an an earlier teaching I describe the first form of bravery, freedom from deception. I’ve also introduced the second bravery, abruptness — the ... continue
Posted July 13, 2011 by

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