Raising the Shambhala Banner in Taiwan!
The buddha-dharma came to China from India about 2,000 years ago, and many schools have evolved since then. After hundreds of years of changing scenery, the only things that haven’t changed are the minds and hearts of human beings. Despite the countless amount of suffering endured throughout the ages, all people still have golden basic goodness within their hearts, just waiting to be discovered.
For the past thousand years, the vajrayana system of Tibetan Buddhism and the traditional Chinese mahayana system have mingled and enriched each other, and this mingling continues today. The traces of Buddha’s teaching are deep in the Chinese psyche, though they may be hidden at times by difficult outer circumstances.
In 2007, following the Sakyong’s two book tours in Asia, in the midst of the rich Buddhist culture of Taiwan, the Shambhala Taipei Meditation Group was established. Each year since then, we have presented visiting teachers and Shambhala Online courses to the small but enthusiastic Taipei Group. In the spring of 2012, we successfully held the first Shambhala Training Level One in Taiwan’s capital city, Taipei, with 45 participants. Everyone was touched by the brilliance of the Shambhala teachings, and they would very much like to continue to walk along the Shambhala path. With the tremendous help from Shambhala Online, we have offered the Taipei Group a variety of online courses. For example, we have offered The Way of Shambhala courses and a monthly Shambhala Online Salon to keep a two-way conversation between Shambhala teachers and Taipei Group members.
We would like to invite you to support the meaningful activity of planting the Shambhala dharma in the East so this precious seed from the Vidyadhara, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche can grow and flourish. This spring, we will hold Shambhala Training Level Two in Taipei. However, the traveling expenses for visiting teachers are considerable; they are more than the little group can afford. Thus, as a native of Taiwan, and as a student of Shambhala, I would like to invite you to support the “visiting teacher fund” online art sale for the Taipei Group. I and other Shambhala artists would like to donate 100% of the proceeds from the sale of all artworks to support visiting teachers’ travel to Taiwan. The sale will take place from January 15 to March 15, 2013, and new works will be added periodically.
If you are a sangha artist and would like to join this noble cause by donating either a portion or all of your sale, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please choose from a great selection of dharma art works from the site. The online artwork sale to benefit the Taipei Group can be found online by clicking here.
We thank you from the bottom of our hearts. May the Shambhala banner fly high in Taiwan and in Asia!