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Committees met to discuss programming and curriculum for Fall 2009 through Winter 2010. Shambhala Training, Programming / Curriculum (see below), and Practice & Education committee members were involved.
I am forming a Programming & Curriculum Committee, with members Janet Romaine and Diana Evans (so far), to help me look more closely at the centers offerings of classes and weekend programs. The questions we are looking at are: what is being offered, how could our offerings be improved, who is taking our classes, what could be added?
Three new members have joined our local kasung squad. If you are interested in the kasung please contact me or Bo Williams.
April 4th marks the Vidyadhara’s Parinirvana which we celebrate as a community each year. This year Dorje Loppon Lodro Dorje joined us for the feast and community celebration. An auction fundraiser was also held to raise funds needed to complete our Chogyam Trungpa CD Archive. Over $3,000 was raised- thank you to everyone who participated! Click here to read the story and see pictures. Furniture is being purchased to house the archive.
The community held our first meeting to discuss the homeless persons living around the center. Click here for those updates.
We held a fundraiser for Konchok Foundation- the Boston Shambhala Triathlon. We were the first Shambhala center to hold the triathlon and raised over $1500 for the Konchok Foundation. Click here to read more on the community blog and here to see pictures.
no responses - Posted 05.15.09
An exhibition in two parts by Ilona Anderson April 28th – May 30th, 2009 Kingston Gallery 450 Harrison Ave. #43 Boston, MA 02118 First Fridays reception: May 1, 5 – 7:30 pm Gallery Talk by the Artist and Opening Reception: Saturday, May 2, 3 – 6 pm Ilona Anderson exhibits two bodies of work ...continue
no responses - Posted 04.24.09
A reflection paper written by a local college student after visiting our weekly Open House when Acharya Adam Lobel was teaching. There were about one hundred people present at this Open House. Buddhist Temple Reflection I had already been to the Shambhala Buddhist Center once before, for the ...continue
no responses - Posted 04.13.09
The Vidyadhara Chogyam Trunpa Rinpoche’s Parinirvana on April 4th, 2009 was a wonderful community celebration. We had the good the fortune of hosting our guest Acharya Dorje Loppon Lodro Dorje for the event, as well as over 80 community members. Food, poems, readings and stories were ...continue
no responses - Posted 03.18.09
You are all invited to artist and sangha member Linda Leslie Brown’s opening of her exhibit Phenomen.illogial at the Kingston Gallery in Boston. “Kingston Gallery is pleased to announce Linda Leslie Brown’s April exhibition Phenomen.illogical. The installation will feature an array of 2 and 3-dimensional works in multiple ...continue
no responses - Posted 03.11.09
You know you’ve hit gold when you come to a Shambhala Center reception and sangha member Louise Miller is there, because that usually means she’s brought some of her exquisite cookies!! Enjoy the recipe she has shared with us, and be sure to come to an ...continue
no responses - Posted 02.25.09
Council/Committees Kris Talluto joined our Shambhala Council as Technology Manager. He has finished up through Level Great Eastern Sun and is excited about his position! He also regularly attends and helps organize our Under 30 Tuesday evenings and staffs programs. Welcome Kris! Andrea Sparks joined our Shambhala Council ...continue
no responses - Posted 02.23.09
Warrior is GenerousEvery Wednesday we host an Open House where senior teachers and special guests guide community members in meditation and give a dharma talk. Enjoy the talk that senior teacher Carolyn Krusinski gave on Wednesday February 4th, 2009 called “The Warrior is Generous”. Acharya Emily Bower ...continue
no responses - Posted 02.21.09
Snapshots of a few members in our Boston community, and what they are up to. Photos are by Calvin Hennig. Janet Romaine (October, 2008) I’ve been spending some time making phone calls for the Obama campaign. NH is (or was) a battleground state, where McCain has been ...continue
no responses - Posted 02.20.09
Community member Brian Sutton wrote the following puppet show for his son, David. In this version, you’ll just have to imagine the puppets acting it out. Cheerful Shambhala Day – A Puppet Show by Brian Sutton King: Good afternoon boys and girls. There are some important things ...continue
no responses - Posted 02.20.09
Travel away to Nebraska with this piece of prose by Boston community member Calvin Hennig. He is also an accomplished photographer, and loves to walk his dogs in the Arboretum. He’ll be traveling to Morocco for three weeks, so look forward to some more travel photos ...continue
no responses - Posted 02.20.09
Two poems by Boston community member Kim Garcia. Shifting Light 2004, Columbia River Gorge 1982 I woke to the same dream. The room hadn’t changed: the Buddha was still small and stiff, one brass hand raised over the bed sheets; the old mirror returning the far wall with its usual disregard for ...continue
no responses - Posted 02.17.09
a few poems by Boston Shambhala’s Center Coordinator Sarah Lipton; photos by Calvin Hennig wailing mermaids it’s one of those nights, of dread and circumstance the poetic sadness of too many layers and only the ocean’s breeze for company i try to listen to what the trees tell me their song like ...continue
no responses - Posted 02.09.09
Announcement about A show of new photographs by Boston community member, and Boston Shambhala Center’s Meditation Intructor Coordinator Katherine Adams. February – March 2009 Windows Reception: February 12th, 5 – 7p Brookline Public Library Coolidge Corner Branch 31 Pleasant Street Monday, Wednesday: 10a – 6p Tuesday, Thursday: 10a – 9p Friday, Saturday: ...continue
no responses - Posted 02.15.08
Major Events At the beginning of this month we hosted a very successful visit by H.E. Kilung Jigme Rinpoche. 75 people came for his Friday evening talk and then 35 stayed on for each of the day-long programs. The genuine connection between Rinpoche and the Boston sangha ...continue
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