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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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Love Letter to the Future

Love Letter to the Future – HIGHLIGHT

In this three-part series, Jennifer Holder writes about the creation of a Shambhala Time Capsule, something the Vidyadhara requested of his student Steve Roth. Steve has dedicated himself to the project for three decades. In this first article, Jennifer reflects on the nature of a Dark ... continue
Posted December 1, 2010 by Jennifer Holder
Letter from the Surmang Leadership

Letter from the Surmang Leadership – HIGHLIGHT

This letter regarding the Surmang shedra was written in Tibetan and signed by Chokyi Senge Trungpa XII Rinpoche, Aten (Chetsang) Rinpoche, and Surmang Khenpo; it was translated into English by Gerry Wiener. September 1, 2010 To the Lord of Refuge Sakyong Jamgon Mipham Rinpoche, the entire Shambhala community ... continue
Posted October 10, 2010 by
Surmang Update

Surmang Update – HIGHLIGHT

By Lyndon Comstock Having recently returned from Surmang Dutsi Til, I’d like to give you a brief first-hand report. The photographs and videos that accompany this report were taken by Jon Ransohoff, who went with me. Also included below are comments about the shedra by Karma ... continue
Posted October 8, 2010 by
Take a Tour of the Shedra

Take a Tour of the Shedra – HIGHLIGHT

Now that the Surmang Shedra has opened its doors for classes, perhaps you’d like to take a peak inside. This tour was filmed by by Jon Ransohoff and edited by Lyndon Comstock. As you can see, the interior still needs to be painted and other finishing touches ... continue
Posted October 7, 2010 by
First Day of School at the Surmang Shedra

First Day of School at the Surmang Shedra – HIGHLIGHT

Letter from President Richard Reoch to the Shambhala Mandala To everyone in Shambala worldwide – THIS is an amazing photo. It was taken on the first day of school at the Surmang Shedra, just five months after this year’s earthquake that devastated so much of the area. This is ... continue
Posted October 5, 2010 by Richard_Reoch
Surmang Shedra Opens Doors to Children

Surmang Shedra Opens Doors to Children – HIGHLIGHT

The Surmang Shedra recently opened its doors to a group of nearly 100 children–both boys and girls. Watch this video of the first day of school, by Jon Ransohoff and Lyndon Comstock who visited Surmang in late summer. Visit the Konchok Foundation website for more information and ... continue
Posted October 4, 2010 by
Chogyam Trungpa Legacy Project Launches Website

Chogyam Trungpa Legacy Project Launches Website

The Chogyam Trungpa Legacy Project has a new website. The Legacy Project was established in 2006. It supports and augments the preservation, propagation and publication of Trungpa Rinpoche’s dharma teachings. It furthers these goals through support for existing programs as well as the initiation of new ... continue
Posted September 22, 2010 by
New Arrivals: Stories of Immigration and Inspiration

New Arrivals: Stories of Immigration and Inspiration – HIGHLIGHT

Moving to Kalapa By Benoît Côté Then twenty years passed in an instant. In 2002, I was able to retire from my job and devote all my time to practice, study and service. I felt a strong interest in being involved with Shambhala at a more global ... continue
Posted September 12, 2010 by Stephen Baker
Sakyong Speaks on the Kalapa Capital Centre

Sakyong Speaks on the Kalapa Capital Centre – HIGHLIGHT

In October, 2009, the Sakyong granted a filmed interview in which he spoke at some length about the Kalapa Capital Centre.  Click below to watch the interview. From: Kalapa Capital Centre continue
Posted August 27, 2010 by Stephen Baker
New Arrivals: Stories of Immigration and Inspiration

New Arrivals: Stories of Immigration and Inspiration

This is one of an ongoing series of articles written by people who have recently immigrated to Nova Scotia; their joys, their challenges, the ease or difficulty of immigrating, and what it’s like moving to Kalapa. By Melissa Howell At the 2005 Shambhala Congress, Acharya ... continue
Posted August 25, 2010 by Stephen Baker
Welcome! New to the KCC

Welcome! New to the KCC

Direct from Karmé Chöling This is exciting!  Captured by the power, the vision, and the wonderful challenges of creating the capital of Shambhala, the Kalapa Capital Centre, Melissa Howell, a karma energy whirlwind, is joining the project as Administrative Manager. With 10 years of non-profit management experience, ... continue
Posted August 19, 2010 by Stephen Baker
Build It! Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

Build It! Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche – HIGHLIGHT

This is the first blog post that is translated into multiple languages to facilitate reading for people around the world.  At this time we have translated the post from English into Dutch, German, French, Spanish, and Chinese.  If you have comments on the translation, please email, ... continue
Posted August 9, 2010 by Stephen Baker
Ever-Expanding Accessibility

Ever-Expanding Accessibility – HIGHLIGHT

[caption id=”attachment_19589″ align=”alignright” width=”176″ >Click here to read other articles on this topic in the Shambhala Times. Shambhala continues to improve accessibility of its programs and facilities and we keep working towards a genuinely barrier free society. We have had people in our sangha with disabilities ... continue
Posted July 21, 2010 by Hamish_MacLaren
Kimonos and Watercolors Galore at Konchok Art Auction

Kimonos and Watercolors Galore at Konchok Art Auction – HIGHLIGHT

Brocade kimonos for $40. Are you kidding? Well, not for long. A dark blue and gold women’s kimono that started at $40 now hovers at $55, and soon may climb higher. Online art auctions are a fickle affair. One moment you have a bargain on your ... continue
Posted July 8, 2010 by
Zen et Tantra: En Francais

Zen et Tantra: En Francais – HIGHLIGHT

Par Acharya David Schneider, traduit par Vincent Bardet To commemorate the release of The Teacup and The Skullcup in French, Acharya David Schneider gave a talk in Paris. This article provides some background. Click here to read the article in English. Soon, we will feature the ... continue
Posted June 29, 2010 by

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