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Director of Development Position Available

Director of Development Position Available

The new position of Director of Development is the senior fundraising position for the Sakyong Potrang, the highest leadership and coordinating body of Shambhala, and replaces the part time development work previously done by the Executive Director of Shambhala. The Director of Development reports to to ... continue
Posted November 30, 2015 by David_Brown
A Polish Monk Finds Home

A Polish Monk Finds Home – HIGHLIGHT

Nordzin’s Story: A Gampo Abbey Reflection by Tsondru Nordzin (Jarek Paslawski) Before coming to Gampo Abbey, I lived in Poland where I was born. I worked for a logistic forwarding company as a manager. Having job and a family with two children, going to a place like the ... continue
Posted November 30, 2015 by
Crowdfunding for Compassion

Crowdfunding for Compassion – HIGHLIGHT

St. John’s creates a legacy for long-time member Boyce Taylor by Debbie McGee Boyce Taylor was 52 years-old when he died from a heart attack on April 22, 2014. He was cycling to a family gathering when he felt dizzy, and sat down to rest on the sidewalk. A ... continue
Posted November 28, 2015 by McGeed
Warrior Tribute for Khenchen Michael Taney

Warrior Tribute for Khenchen Michael Taney – HIGHLIGHT

On the morning of November 14th, Khenchen Michael Taney, Rusung of Vermont’s St. Johnsbury Shambhala Center and long-time student of both Sakyongs passed away. He had recently been diagnosed with a rare form of aggressive cancer. He was surrounded family, including Susan and Gabe Taney and ... continue
Posted November 26, 2015 by Sarah
The Passing of Acharya Allyn Lyon

The Passing of Acharya Allyn Lyon

Acharya Allyn R. Lyon passed away on Friday 20 November 2015 at Swedish Hospital in Englewood, Colorado, age 78, surrounded by friends and family. In her role as an acharya, and throughout her decades of teaching, Allyn guided countless students with her heartfelt, unconventional yet clear ... continue
Posted November 25, 2015 by David_Brown
The Passing of Acharya Allyn Lyon

The Passing of Acharya Allyn Lyon – HIGHLIGHT

A letter from Acharya Emily Bower and Cynthia Mackay Dear Sangha Friends, Acharya Allyn Lyon passed away just before midnight (Mountain Time) on Friday, November 20, in Denver, Colorado. She will be missed by so many of us. Allyn had been unconscious in the Swedish Hospital ICU in Denver ... continue
Posted November 25, 2015 by CGH
Grand Conclusion of the Gongter

Grand Conclusion of the Gongter – HIGHLIGHT

The Gongter ends auspiciously with an Amitayus abhisheka and the Lingdro Dances by Walker Blaine Buddha Amitayus The final day of the Gongter was one of forward vision and celebration. The conclusion of the reading transmissions and thanksgiving to Lhuntrul Rinpoche happened the day before, and the final empowerment occurred ... continue
Posted November 24, 2015 by CGH
Speaking Up and Speaking Out

Speaking Up and Speaking Out – HIGHLIGHT

Chicago Shambhala Center’s open mic night builds community, fosters diversity by Sai Wei photos by Chase Bauer On the third Friday evening of every month, the Chicago Shambhala center transforms from a peaceful meditation center to a throbbing hub of music and expression. Gone are the smartly dressed middle ... continue
Posted November 22, 2015 by CGH
The Blazing Warmth of Generosity

The Blazing Warmth of Generosity – HIGHLIGHT

How generosity manifests at the Gongter ceremonies by Walker Blaine   His Eminence Namkha Drimed Rinpoche Large Buddhist programs in Asia are primarily supported by major patrons, rather than by the collective sponsorship of all the participants’ program fees which is generally the case in the West. This means that an ... continue
Posted November 20, 2015 by CGH
The Warriors Who Are Joyful

The Warriors Who Are Joyful – HIGHLIGHT

A Gampo Abbey Reflection: Lodro’s Story by Tharpa Lodro My given name at birth was Daniel McCoy Baker. I was born October 26th, 1989 in Cheverly, Maryland, not too far from Washington D.C., the area where I have spent the greater part of my life. I grew up about ... continue
Posted November 18, 2015 by
Letter from the Sakyong Wangmo

Letter from the Sakyong Wangmo – HIGHLIGHT

The Sakyong Wangmo writes to us from Nepal As we prepare to celebrate the birthday of the Kongma Sakyong, I felt inspired to share some thoughts and feelings with all of you. As everyone knows, this has been a tremendous year for our family, first with the ... continue
Posted November 17, 2015 by CGH
Sakyong Gives Talk at Gongter

Sakyong Gives Talk at Gongter – HIGHLIGHT

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche Addresses Western Students at the Gongter Near the end of the Gongter, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche gave an evening talk to the Westerners and English-speaking Tibetans attending the empowerments. About two hundred people attended the event, which was followed by a blessing line where everyone ... continue
Posted November 16, 2015 by CGH
Gesar: Heart of the Gongter Empowerments

Gesar: Heart of the Gongter Empowerments – HIGHLIGHT

Gongter empowerments continue on the sacred ground of Parpeng by Walker Blaine Namkha Drimed Rinpoche After the first five empowerments of the Gongter, Namkha Drimed Rinpoche’s termas of key practices in the Nyingma lineage, we moved into what could be considered the heart of these transmissions, the empowerments for ... continue
Posted November 15, 2015 by CGH
The First Empowerments

The First Empowerments – HIGHLIGHT

Gongter Empowerments by Namkha Drimed Rinpoche continue in Nepal, including empowerments for the practices of Gesar of Ling by Walker Blaine Greetings once again from the lovely hills of Parpeng, Nepal. The assembly at the Gongter has now received the first five days of empowerments from His Eminence ... continue
Posted November 15, 2015 by CGH
Gongter Empowerments Begin

Gongter Empowerments Begin – HIGHLIGHT

Namkha Drimed Rinpoche conducts Gongter empowerments at Rigon Tashi Choeling monastery, in Pharpeng, Nepal by Walker Blaine Greetings to all Shambhala and Ripa sangha, near and far, from here in Pharpeng Nepal. The Gongter Empowerments of His Eminence Namkha Drimed Rabjam Rinpoche are now underway. There are well over a ... continue
Posted November 15, 2015 by CGH


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