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Musical Quintessence and Breath

Musical Quintessence and Breath – HIGHLIGHT

Surprise Concert for Shastri Hans Zwart On July 13, 2012, an extraordinary event took place at the Amsterdam Shambhala Centre. Five sonnets, written by Shastri Hans Zwart during a difficult period in his life, were set to music as a classical song cycle and performed live by ... continue
Posted December 31, 2012 by
Children's Day: Vancouver

Children’s Day: Vancouver

The Vancouver Shambhala Centre celebrated Children’s Day with a large gathering of families and children. The photos tell the story of the day beautifully. Children looking at their goodness in the mirror Director Lisa Steckler and her new baby look at their basic goodness in the mirror Offering their ... continue
Posted December 30, 2012 by
Children's Day Stories and Photos

Children’s Day Stories and Photos – HIGHLIGHT

Children’s Day is the annual Shambhala celebration of light at the darkest time of the year. Held on or around the Winter Solstice, it is a day to celebrate light and children. Communities around the world gather together with their children and families to bring gifts ... continue
Posted December 30, 2012 by
Children's Day, At Home in Halifax

Children’s Day, At Home in Halifax

At the home of Acharya Noel McLellan and Marguerite Drescher in Halifax, a lively Children’s Day was celebrated, replete with a special shrine, cookies, and family time. Click on a photo to view as a slideshow. continue
Posted December 30, 2012 by
Children's Day: Amsterdam

Children’s Day: Amsterdam

by Liesbeth Scholten The Children’s Day celebration in the Netherlands was a joyful community event in the Amsterdam center, where parents, children and teenagers were happy to meet again, catch up and enjoy the festivities together. To start the ceremony, the children, dressed as kings and queens ... continue
Posted December 30, 2012 by
Children's Day: New York City

Children’s Day: New York City

The New York Shambhala Center celebrated Children’s Day with a large gathering of families and children, and much celebration. They particularly had fun with a photo booth! The photos tell the story of the day beautifully. See more photos on their facebook page. continue
Posted December 30, 2012 by
Children's Day: Boston

Children’s Day: Boston

The Boston Shambhala Center celebrated Children’s Day with a large gathering of families and children. Director Dan Glenn and Ali Dick were King and Queen, and sangha member Jim Infantino performed. The photos tell the story of the day beautifully. continue
Posted December 30, 2012 by
Children's Day at Karme Choling

Children’s Day at Karme Choling

by Lauren Sanford This year Karme Choling’s Children’s Day celebration featured crafts in the morning including cookie decorating, writing out wishes (which were then put on our solstice tree), painting, candle making, and making glitter jars. The glitter jars, which could also be called a home made ... continue
Posted December 30, 2012 by
Children’s Day: San Francisco Dzong

Children’s Day: San Francisco Dzong

by Barry Solomon ‘Twas a splendid afternoon at the second annual Children’s Day at the San Francisco Dzong. Sangha families, friends, and guests gathered together amongst a space decorated with strands of holiday lights for a full afternoon of activities, both to celebrate the winter solstice, the ... continue
Posted December 30, 2012 by
Children's Day: Pioneer Valley

Children’s Day: Pioneer Valley

We had a lovely and somewhat chaotic day. Our Children’s program coordinator, Barbara Lynn wrote a play based on the Iliana story, and the children acted it out as the King and Queen of Shambhala (John and Andrea Darby) watched. The children had made winter gardens ... continue
Posted December 30, 2012 by
Comfort Food

Comfort Food – HIGHLIGHT

Kitchen Wisdom by Lisa Harris What is comfort food? How is it that we can find comfort in what we eat to feed our bodies? Is it feeding our spirit? Is it feeding our souls? Is it a sacred connection between ourselves and everything or something greater ... continue
Posted December 28, 2012 by
Fearlessness and Old Age Warriorship

Fearlessness and Old Age Warriorship – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Aging in Shambhala January 2013 will be Old Age Warriorship month on Shambhala Online with three presentations: “Aging and the Arising of Wisdom” with Acharya Emeritus Judith Lief (January 13) “Relating with Aging and Grief” with Acharya Emily Bower (January 19) “The Experience of Illness in Older Age” with ... continue
Posted December 26, 2012 by
Congratulations, Biscuit!

Congratulations, Biscuit! – HIGHLIGHT

This autumn, Biscuit General Store was voted Best in Halifax for the best women’s clothing store with a silver award for the best men’s clothing store. Biscuit was founded and is owned by Shambhala’s Director of the Office of Culture and Decorum, Sangyum Wendy Friedman. In ... continue
Posted December 24, 2012 by

John David Smith is new Communications Director

Hi! I’m new Communications Director for Portland Shambhala Center. I took this job because I realized that at our Center this is a time when a lot of us will have to step forward and take a more active role in the functioning of our Center ... continue
Posted December 23, 2012 by John David Smith
Signs of Basic Goodness

Signs of Basic Goodness – HIGHLIGHT

As seen on the streets of New York City, these are “signs” literal and figurative of Shambhala out in the world. by Irene Woodard Click below to see the slideshow. continue
Posted December 23, 2012 by


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