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Briefing on Financial Challenges

Briefing on Financial Challenges

Three of the major entities in the Shambhala Mandala are facing significant financial challenges. They are: Shambhala Europe. Shambhala Mountain Center and the Centre of the Mandala. Over the recent months, the Kalapa Council has compiled information on these challenges and has now prepared a briefing for ... continue
Posted January 31, 2014 by
Re-Inventing the Future

Re-Inventing the Future – HIGHLIGHT

reported by Cara Thornley, St. Johnsbury, VT On Friday, January 24th the St. Johnsbury, Vermont Shambhala Center hosted an energetic and innovative program entitled “Re-inventing Local Prosperity.” The event was organized and moderated by Madge Rossinoff who is Head of Societal Health and Wellbeing for the St. ... continue
Posted January 31, 2014 by
No Complaint

No Complaint – HIGHLIGHT

Teaching by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche When I visited Tibet in 2001, I frequently performed ceremonies outdoors. On one occasion, thousands of people gathered in a high, beautiful valley. It began to rain — just a light drizzle — but at 13,000 feet, any precipitation turns the weather ... continue
Posted January 29, 2014 by
Dream Soup

Dream Soup – HIGHLIGHT

Breakfast at the Kalapa Court, photo courtesy of Walter FordhamCOLUMN: Kitchen Wisdom Interview with Machen Shari Vogler by Judy Sachs-Sullivan I often wonder what Shambhala will look like 100 years from now. What form will it take? How will Shambhala Buddhism influence western culture? Will future Shambhalians look ... continue
Posted January 27, 2014 by
Golden Goose Takes Flight

Golden Goose Takes Flight – HIGHLIGHT

‘Connor from the Rutland HeraldInterview with Jane Arthur upon the occasion of her retirement from the position of Executive Director at Karme Choling by Sarah Lipton Shambhala Times Editor-in-Chief Karme Choling is buzzing today. It’s raining outside, and the snow is melting, but with the warmer weather the songbirds ... continue
Posted January 26, 2014 by
Flabbergasted Humility

Flabbergasted Humility – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Poetry Space Poetry Space offers a conversation. It offers understanding, an expression of meaning, and a forum for showcasing mindfulness in action. This regular column on the Shambhala Times is dedicated this. To that end, we’ve opened a group on the Shambhala Network with the hope ... continue
Posted January 24, 2014 by
Old Age is for Warriors

Old Age is for Warriors – HIGHLIGHT

Facing Death Fearlessly COLUMN: Aging in Enlightened Society by Dixie Griffin Good, Director, Shambhala Online “We’re delighted that the Working Group on Aging has organized presentations by three outstanding speakers on provocative topics. If you or someone you know expects to die one day, this series is a must-see.” continue
Posted January 22, 2014 by
Celebrating 'Warriors in the World' Week

Celebrating ‘Warriors in the World’ Week – HIGHLIGHT

image courtesy of Tina Mailhot-Roberge at Veodesign.comby Shastri Charlene Leung, Chairperson of the Shambhala Diversity Working Group In The Shambhala Principle, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche shares his father’s sentiments: “Building a good human society will take manual labor. It will not happen automatically. We cannot rely on one ... continue
Posted January 20, 2014 by
Despite the Cold, A Warm Wedding

Despite the Cold, A Warm Wedding – HIGHLIGHT

photo courtesy of Brooke Ringdahl PhotographyCelebrating the Marriage of Susan Engel and Patrick Dallas On December 28th, 2013 at the Minneapolis Shambhala Center, Shastri Mark Blumenfeld, from Madison WI performed the wedding ceremony for Susan and Patrick. Susan says, “We had 80 people there, half were family, all ... continue
Posted January 19, 2014 by
You Might Be a Warrior

You Might Be a Warrior – HIGHLIGHT

The Experience of a Winter Weekthun by Amy Spurway, Halifax, NS I really wasn’t sure how this would all work. Nobody was. This was a first-of-its-kind pilot program, after all. Typically, weekthuns are seven days of intense practice at a residential center where participants can fully immerse themselves ... continue
Posted January 18, 2014 by
Into Empty Space

Into Empty Space – HIGHLIGHT

Joy: mixed media on rice paper, mounted on canvas. 15 by 12 inches.Art that Reflects Feelings and Perceptions by Yeachin Tsai, Troy, NY Growing up in Taiwan, I was deeply influenced by traditional Chinese brush painting and calligraphy. I began to experiment with materials that partly characterize modern ... continue
Posted January 17, 2014 by
The Playground of the Warriors

The Playground of the Warriors – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Youth and Family by Reese Sweeny-Taylor for the Ziji Collective Of the many kinds of sacred spaces that one finds in contemporary America, children’s playgrounds remain the most robust. And within the Bay Area, the high temple of them all must surely be the Helen Diller Playground at ... continue
Posted January 15, 2014 by
The Drala of Center Design

The Drala of Center Design – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Shambhala on the Move A series about Shambhala Centers and Groups who are moving into new spaces or renovating their existing homes. The Outer, Inner and Secret Levels of Shambhala Center Design by Russell Rodgers Recently, the Kootenay Shambhala Center in Nelson, British Columbia, purchased ... continue
Posted January 13, 2014 by
Mind, Unfurling

Mind, Unfurling – HIGHLIGHT

Sitting a Weekthun by Leslie Gossett, Oakland, CA I’ve started writing this three different times already. Each time, I write “The first thing that struck me was…” and what comes next keeps changing. So I don’t actually remember the order in which things struck me. But when I ... continue
Posted January 12, 2014 by
Connectivity: Basically Good

Connectivity: Basically Good – HIGHLIGHT

Astrid Infantino captured by her big sister Zoe, BostonCOLUMN: Snapshots of Basic Goodness This monthly feature highlights snapshots of basic goodness taken by YOU, our readers, as seen out in the world, on the street, in the countryside, in another country, at work, home, garden or grocery ... continue
Posted January 11, 2014 by


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