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Don't Give Up On Yourself

Don’t Give Up On Yourself – HIGHLIGHT

Looking at the challenges of caregiving from a dharmic point of view by Andrea Sherman and Marsha Weiner “The essence of Warriorship, or the essence of human bravery, is refusing to give up on anyone or anything.”  Trungpa Rinpoche, Sacred Path of the Warrior Don’t give up on anyone ... continue
Posted January 31, 2016 by CGH
Sakyong Appoints Halifax Director

Sakyong Appoints Halifax Director

The Office of the Kalapa Court is delighted to announce that the Kongma Sakyong, Jamgon Mipham Rinpoche, has appointed Ms Michelle Munro to the position of Director of the Halifax Shambhala Centre, effective Shambhala Day. Michelle is well-known to the Halifax community, having held the position of ... continue
Posted January 29, 2016 by David_Brown
Blossoming of Creative Engagement

Blossoming of Creative Engagement – HIGHLIGHT

Aarti Tejuja takes her seat as the Chicago Shambhala Center’s new Director of Social Engagement by Mabinti Dennis In 2009, when Aarti Tejuja from the Chicago Shambhala Center was temporarily unemployed, she applied for and received the Shambhala People of Color Scholarship Fund Leadership Award, to attend a ... continue
Posted January 28, 2016 by CGH
Fearless Amidst Barbarian Arrogance

Fearless Amidst Barbarian Arrogance – HIGHLIGHT

An exploration of what fearlessness means in our world today by Ron Schultz “They are fearless in the midst of barbarian arrogance” This phrase is chanted in every Shambhala Center on the planet. Within the Invocation and Homage, these words ring out. Fearless in the midst of barbarian arrogance. ... continue
Posted January 26, 2016 by CGH
Shastri Nominations

Shastri Nominations

On Shambhala Day the formal process of considering nominations for new Shastris will begin. All members of Shambhala are invited to suggest possible nominees through their Shambhala Centre’s Director of Practice and Education, or their Centre Director, by February 2. As Shambhala Groups do not ... continue
Posted January 25, 2016 by David_Brown
A Campaign for Windhorse

A Campaign for Windhorse – HIGHLIGHT

Shambhala’s Midwest retreat center celebrates its 15th birthday with a major capital campaign by Susan Firer Windhorse Retreat Center started out as the Midwest Shambhala Retreat Center back in 2001. The seed was planted in 1997 when Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche came to visit the region and suggested that ... continue
Posted January 24, 2016 by CGH
Finishing One Year, Starting Anew

Finishing One Year, Starting Anew – HIGHLIGHT

Practices for the two weeks leading up to Shambhala Day, reflecting on the passage of time and laying a good foundation for the coming year by Walker Blaine As we approach the coming New Year of the Fire Monkey on February 9th, it is important to acknowledge the ... continue
Posted January 22, 2016 by CGH
Blood Moon Doha

Blood Moon Doha – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Poetry Space curated by the Shambhala Times Poetry Space Editorial Board led by Jeff Fink While we’re finishing up a forthcoming piece of reader submissions, here’s an unusual entry.   Last fall, we hosted a Level 2 Shambhala training here in Salt Lake led by Shelley Pierce of Seattle. ... continue
Posted January 20, 2016 by CGH
The Nature of Community

The Nature of Community – HIGHLIGHT

An exploration of our deep connections to one another, and to our own compassionate hearts by Aaron de Long We might think of community as something external to our life, something extra. We have our car, our home, our job, and then we have our neighbors, our coworkers: ... continue
Posted January 18, 2016 by CGH
The Path to Sobriety

The Path to Sobriety – HIGHLIGHT

A Buddhist alcoholic gets sober in AA: A spiritual journey by David Engelbrecht When I returned to Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) this year, I was a Buddhist. I took refuge in 2012 and my last AA meeting was in 2009. In 2011, I started drinking again. It took a few ... continue
Posted January 16, 2016 by CGH
Teaching and Learning at Surmang

Teaching and Learning at Surmang – HIGHLIGHT

News from the Education Project  Just before Christmas, the Gesar Fund received a message from the Konchok Foundation, which is supported by the Gesar Fund with some 5000 euros per year. In the Gesar Fund 2014 Summary we already reported that things would change in the education programs ... continue
Posted January 14, 2016 by CGH
Wedding news: Root and Kluck Exchange Vows

Wedding news: Root and Kluck Exchange Vows

Erin Padma Root and Christopher Eric Kluck married August 29, 2015 Erin Padma Root and Christpher Eric Kluck hosted a lovely weekend in Port Townsend, WA, to celebrate their wedding.  Amid whale watching, touring the quaint Victorian seaport and socializing, over 100 guests enjoyed a cheerful, inspiring ... continue
Posted January 12, 2016 by CGH
Shambhala Day Poetry Contest

Shambhala Day Poetry Contest

The Kalapa Court and the Office of Culture and Decorum are pleased to announce this year’s Shambhala Day Poetry Contest. With the blessings of the Sakyong, in celebration of the approaching Year of the Fire Monkey, the theme for this short poetry contest is “The Shambhala Lineage ... continue
Posted January 12, 2016 by David_Brown
Opening the Treasury of Wisdom

Opening the Treasury of Wisdom – HIGHLIGHT

Jetsun Drukmo begins her formal studies in the Tibetan language by Conner Loomis The Sakyong with Jetsun Drukmo On the auspicious third day of the eleventh month of the Year of the Wood Sheep, the eldest daughter of the Sakyong and Sakyong Wangmo, Jetsun Drukmo, began her Tibetan studies. ... continue
Posted January 12, 2016 by CGH
Drowning in Potential

Drowning in Potential – HIGHLIGHT

How mindfulness can save us from drowning in our expectations for ourselves by Georgia Pettit Mindfulness meditation suggests we start the new year not with criticism and condemnation, but with an appreciation for the mind, body, and heart we have today. One pop culture highlight from 2015 was the ... continue
Posted January 10, 2016 by CGH


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