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Trust Meets in New York

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The Shambhala Trust holds its May, 2016 meeting in New York

by Ginny Evans, Trust Co-Chair

IMG_2680 - Version 3At the early May meeting of the Shambhala Trust, in New York City, we were quite busy, with many items on the agenda. Seven proposals were on the table, and all were exciting and meritorious. Among them was one from a couple in Chile, requesting funds to establish an organization devoted to teaching mindfulness and leadership for teachers and educators.  We were able to conference with Sergio and Yael using Zoom, which was a new approach for us and beneficial in helping us understand and connect with the proposers.  Financing in the amount of $3,280 from the Trust allowed them to undertake their first project, in a school in northern Chile. Continue…

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Shambhala Monastic Order Video and News

Shambhala Monastic Order Video and News

A video by Acharya Pema Chodron and Shastri Loden Nyima has just been posted on the Shambhala Times describing the vision of the Shambhala Monastic Order, answering some frequently asked questions, and outlining the current offerings of 9-12 month monastic residencies themed around the Four Dignities ... continue
Posted June 17, 2016 by David_Brown
Shambhala Monastic Order

Shambhala Monastic Order – HIGHLIGHT

Good news about the order, and an invitation to learn more about this unique opportunity by David Brown and Loden Nima The Shambhala Monastic Order is experiencing a fruitful time since Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche established it in 2013, bringing together the lineage of monastic ordination from the Buddha with ... continue
Posted June 17, 2016 by CGH
Multilingual Success in Shambhala!

Multilingual Success in Shambhala!

We are delighted to announce that within the past month the Kalapa Media Information Technology Team has made a transition to Universal Transformation Format (UTF-8) which enables Shambhala’s web pages and the Shambhala Database to be vastly more multilingual. Previously alphabets containing diacritic characters were incompatible ... continue
Posted April 15, 2016 by David_Brown
Self-Sufficiency Bears Fruit

Self-Sufficiency Bears Fruit – HIGHLIGHT

Update from the Gesar Fund Interview with Nyima Kunga by Maarten Regtien “A dream has come true!” Every year Gesar Fund’s board member Nyima Kunga travels to Donda and Yushu in the Kham district for the Gesar Fund Checking our Aid campaign. He just returned this week and we spoke ... continue
Posted September 30, 2015 by
Lobsters, Mice, and Assorted Critters

Lobsters, Mice, and Assorted Critters – HIGHLIGHT

The Practice of Life Release at Gampo Abbey article by Emma Cataford, Gampo Abbey On July 9th Gampo Abbey residents performed the annual lobster release. This involves purchasing (with the aid of donations) the last catch of the season from local fisherman and longtime Abbey friend Captain Mark ... continue
Posted September 6, 2015 by
Arrow Journal Offers Editorial Positions

Arrow Journal Offers Editorial Positions

The Arrow: A Journal of Wakeful Society, Culture & Politics, is offering two positions, one a short-term, Assistant Editor internship position, and the second a low frequency but longer-term Associate Editor position. Please read on if you are interested. The Arrow, Assistant Editor The Arrow: A Journal ... continue
Posted August 10, 2015 by David_Brown
People of Color Scholarship Fund

People of Color Scholarship Fund – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Enlightened Society Celebrates Diversity Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the People of Color Scholarship Fund (POC) Leadership Awards Part One of Three article and photos by Mabinti Dennis In this first article, you will find a brief history of the development of the awards. Next time you will read ... continue
Posted July 31, 2015 by Dan
20 Years of Funding

20 Years of Funding – HIGHLIGHT

Improvements to the Shambhala AppCelebrating Its 20th Year, the Shambhala Trust Funds Anti-Violence Work, Tibetan Culture, and Shambhala Technology for Spring 2015 article by Ginny Evans and Greg Lubkin The Shambhala Trust held its Spring 2015 meeting in a familiar location – Boulder, where the Trust hosted ... continue
Posted June 29, 2015 by
Emailing Heads of Government

Emailing Heads of Government

See full article here that this list pertains to. This list includes all countries with Shambhala Centers or groups. If you know of a better email address for any of these heads of government, kindly inform Richard Reoch at [email protected] (A draft email for you to send or adapt is ... continue
Posted June 16, 2015 by
Doing Good While Doing Well

Doing Good While Doing Well – HIGHLIGHT

Right Livelihood Meets Shambhala Vision by Shastri Gayle Van Gils We live in a time of profound fear and change, and also one of tremendous opportunity to be of service. There are societal challenges in almost every sphere of life: great numbers of people are living in dire ... continue
Posted June 14, 2015 by
Bringing the Shambhala Principle to Prison: Part 2

Bringing the Shambhala Principle to Prison: Part 2 – HIGHLIGHT

The Prison Outreach Affinity Circle was started by Trime Persinger in 2013. On March 10, 2014, a conversation was hosted by Richard Reoch and Adela Sandness The conversation was recorded and transcribed following which the transcript was edited and divided into three parts. Following is Part Two ... continue
Posted May 27, 2015 by Dan
Pathfinders Program

Pathfinders Program – HIGHLIGHT

Miksang image by Miriam HallLast year, the Office of Societal Health and Well-Being, under the direction of Mary Whetsell, presented “The Pathfinders Initiative.” The purpose of this initiative is to support our centers with a view to improving communication and bringing conflicts to the warriorship path. ... continue
Posted May 25, 2015 by Dan
Himalayan Medical Foundation

Himalayan Medical Foundation – HIGHLIGHT

demolished stupaThe devastating earthquakes which struck Nepal on Saturday, April 25th and May 9th, have displaced over one million people, destroyed over 600,000 homes and businesses and more importantly taken the lives of what will probably end up being close to 10,000 Nepali citizens in Kathmandu ... continue
Posted May 20, 2015 by Dan
Book Review: Mindfulness in Action

Book Review: Mindfulness in Action – HIGHLIGHT

by Shambhala Times Editorial Staff Mindfulness in Action: Making Friends with Yourself Through Friendliness and Everyday Awareness (Shambhala Publications, 2015) is the newest in a series of books based on talks by Chogyam Trungpa, edited by Carolyn Rose Gimian. Other books that Ms. Gimian has compiled include ... continue
Posted May 11, 2015 by Dan
Festivities at Surmang

Festivities at Surmang – HIGHLIGHT

The winter is a special time for practice at Surmang Dutsi Til, the monastic seat of the Trungpa Tulku lineage in eastern Tibet, particularly after Losar or the Tibetan new year. The Konchok Foundation is delighted to share photographs from the annual Chakrasamvara dance and from the ... continue
Posted April 3, 2015 by Dan

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