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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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The Path of Translating

The Path of Translating – HIGHLIGHT

Translating in the Ear Whispering Lineage by Stéphane Bedard, Montreal, Quebec When I started to read one of the Sakyong’s recent advanced texts, parts of the text were whispered to me in French. This was unusual. I read the whole book over several months and kept hearing this ... continue
Posted March 6, 2015 by
Please Don't Start Meditating.....

Please Don’t Start Meditating….. – HIGHLIGHT

….Unless You’re Willing to Change guest article by Lodro Rinzler originally published on Huffington Post A Buddhist teacher I respect a great deal once proclaimed a warning about meditation: Don’t do it unless you’re willing to change. If you’re one of the two gazillion people aiming to launch a ... continue
Posted February 11, 2015 by
Accessible Dharma

Accessible Dharma – HIGHLIGHT

A Report from the Accessibility and Disability Working Group article compiled by Stefan Carmien, Chair of Accessibility and Disability Working Group The Accessibility and Disability Working Group of the Office of Societal Health and Well-Being joyously announces its new websites in the Shambhala international network, with Spanish resources ... continue
Posted February 8, 2015 by
Launching the Surmang Shedra

Launching the Surmang Shedra – HIGHLIGHT

Surmang Shedra – view with ruins aboveThe Konchok Foundation is delighted to announce that the Surmang Shedra will launch this fall. Last October, the Pema Chodron Foundation offered a $150,000 matching grant to complete the Surmang Shedra–the monastic college at Surmang Monastery in eastern Tibet–and hold ... continue
Posted February 4, 2015 by
Meeting our Ling Family in Kham

Meeting our Ling Family in Kham – HIGHLIGHT

Gesar Fund Update article by Acharya Han de Wit Gesar Fund boardmember Nyima Kunga was recently joined by boardmember and Shambhala teacher Acharya Han de Wit and his wife Ineke, founder of the Gesar Fund Foundation for a journey to Kham in Tibet to check on the aid ... continue
Posted January 19, 2015 by
Making Trans*Queer Dharma Work

Making Trans*Queer Dharma Work – HIGHLIGHT

article by Shaun Bartone, Halifax A queer Buddhist friend of mine said to me recently, “You have a lot of bones that stick out, bones that don’t fit in one place or another.” True. In one sangha, I’m too much of an intellectual, I think too much, and ... continue
Posted January 18, 2015 by
The Art of Practicing

The Art of Practicing – HIGHLIGHT

News from The Art of Practicing Institute shared by Madeline Bruser, New York The body and mind are completely interconnected in making music. When you understand and feel the music deeply, your whole body works in a simple, natural way. The mission at The Art of Practicing ... continue
Posted December 29, 2014 by
Funding Anti-Violence

Funding Anti-Violence – HIGHLIGHT

Shambhala Trust Funds More Chicago Anti-Violence Work – and Five Other Projects Fall 2014 Meeting article by Ginny Evans and Greg Lubkin Co-Chairs of the Shambhala Trust The Shambhala Trust held its Fall 2014 meeting in a new location – Chicago, where the Trust had recently begun funding “Cure Violence” efforts ... continue
Posted December 4, 2014 by
How To Make A Sit-a-Thon

How To Make A Sit-a-Thon – HIGHLIGHT

Dispatch from Northern California by Kathryn Rile In just four days the Northern California Shambhala community is gathering across seven centers and groups to host the first regional sit-a-thon, Sitting for Society. This fundraiser is based on a model that San Francisco piloted last year with the intent ... continue
Posted November 18, 2014 by
Coming Into Focus

Coming Into Focus – HIGHLIGHT

Interview about the Mukpo Institute at Karme Choling with Rupa Acharya Suzann Duquette by Cati Hellerer Mukpo Institute is a three-month investigation into the Shambhala and Buddhist teachings offered every Fall and Spring at Karme Choling Shambhala Meditation Center in Barnet, Vermont. What inspires you about Mukpo Institute? “I’m ... continue
Posted November 12, 2014 by
Fox-Walking with Owl-Eyes

Fox-Walking with Owl-Eyes – HIGHLIGHT

EWV Wisdom WheelCOLUMN: In Everyday Life Investigating EarthWalk Vermont, A Mini-Culture Filled With Nature, Learning, Respect and Joy by Cara Thornley In 2005, Angella Gibbons, Shambhala practitioner in Vermont, started EarthWalk Vermont (EWV), a nature-based mentoring school, with five students who came one day a week. It grew so ... continue
Posted October 11, 2014 by
No Choice

No Choice – HIGHLIGHT

A Special Rigden Weekend is Offered at Snake River Shambhala Meditation Group, Snake River Correctional Institution, Oregon by Trime Persinger The Snake River Shambhala Meditation Group is different from any other — it operates entirely inside a prison. In May 2014, Acharya Fleet Maull led a Rigden: Unconditional ... continue
Posted September 29, 2014 by
Education, “Bildung” and Mindfulness

Education, “Bildung” and Mindfulness – HIGHLIGHT

On Education and Human Nature by Charles Fadel and Dr. Han F de Wit (Shambhala Acharya) On October 22-24, 2014, leaders in education, government, business and philanthropy are gathering in Geneva, Switzerland to develop a shared vision for education that strengthens character and improves the chances for success ... continue
Posted September 24, 2014 by
Taking a Shot at Meditation

Taking a Shot at Meditation – HIGHLIGHT

Report from the Prison Mindfulness Institute article by Kate Crisp In a distant place, far, far away from the elegant world of Shambhala Centers, almond milk latte’s at Whole Foods, and lightning bugs by campfires, is the land of juvenile detention. Incomprehensible to most citizens, unless of course ... continue
Posted September 20, 2014 by
The Sakyong’s Advisory Panel on Shambhala Environments

The Sakyong’s Advisory Panel on Shambhala Environments – HIGHLIGHT

outside the Amsterdam Shambhala Center,COLUMN: Shambhala on the Move by Steve Vosper, Chair, Shambhala Environments with Peter van der Molen, Associate Panel Member Flashback Back in the mid 1980’s: Amsterdam proudly owned a former bottle rinsing plant. Upstairs a forest of beams criss-crossing the attic; downstairs cold tiled floors, that ... continue
Posted September 15, 2014 by

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