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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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Mindfulness and Compassionate Leadership

Mindfulness and Compassionate Leadership – HIGHLIGHT

Can Mindfulness Breed a New Generation of Compassionate Leaders? by Lodro Rinzler Recently there has been some good discussion in the media about how the term “mindfulness” is being co-opted, distanced from traditional Buddhist teachings that include compassion practices and more esoteric teachings such as those on emptiness. ... continue
Posted March 26, 2014 by
Limiting the Barriers

Limiting the Barriers – HIGHLIGHT

Miksang Image by Julie DuBoseA Report in Three Parts From the Accessibility and Disability Working Group article compiled by Stefan Carmien, Chair of Accessibility and Disability Working Group When we think about issues of diversity and accessibility in the context of Shambhala Buddhism, we should ask, “What are ... continue
Posted March 14, 2014 by
First Shambhala Ritual Academy

First Shambhala Ritual Academy – HIGHLIGHT

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche,The first Shambhala Ritual Academy led by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche took place in October at Marpa House in Boulder, attended by fifty experienced chopons and umdzes. article by Frank Iglehart and Andrea Doukas The purpose of the Ritual Academy was to further deepen our formal ... continue
Posted February 26, 2014 by
The eBooks Are Here

The eBooks Are Here – HIGHLIGHT

at the 1975 Vajradhatu SeminaryShambhala Media recently announced that their first eBook project — the Collected Vajradhatu Seminary Transcripts is now available by subscription. Comprised of twenty-five single volumes, a vajrayana compendium, and a hinayana/mahayana compendium — the eBooks will be published over a two-year period. ... continue
Posted February 7, 2014 by
Spark. Radiate.

Spark. Radiate. – HIGHLIGHT

News from the Ziji Collective by Leslie Gossett The San Fransisco Shambhala Center is filled with people whose eyes are all sparkling. They are eager to meet each other, eager to talk, excited to see dear familiar faces. Jazz plays softly in the background, and there is a ... continue
Posted November 6, 2013 by
Stock Your Shelves: 4 New Books

Stock Your Shelves: 4 New Books – HIGHLIGHT

It’s harvest season in the northern hemisphere not only for carrots and kale, but also for new books lining the shelves at our local bookstores. If you look closely, you might see a few by familiar authors! Here’s a sneak preview of a few of these ... continue
Posted October 30, 2013 by
An Unforgettable Trip to Tibet

An Unforgettable Trip to Tibet – HIGHLIGHT

UPDATE: From the Gesar Fund by Eric Elbers The Gesar Fund Foundation, based in the Netherlands, focuses on alleviating poverty, stimulating education and fostering health in the Tibetan region of Kham (including Surmang, the location of the monasteries of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche) and in the region of Golok. ... continue
Posted October 6, 2013 by
Retreating Locally, Practicing Globally

Retreating Locally, Practicing Globally – HIGHLIGHT

News and Updates from Shambhala Online by Dixie Good Last night brought more rains, but no new flooding, to the already water-soaked Colorado region, and snow to the higher elevations. Today cool bursts of wind shake rain droplets from the leaves to remind us that fall is suddenly ... continue
Posted September 24, 2013 by Dixie_Good
Celebrating a Kasung Kitchen

Celebrating a Kasung Kitchen – HIGHLIGHT

News from Dorje Denma Ling article by David Whitehorn on behalf of the Kasung Land Group in Nova Scotia, led by Steve Gleich With juniper smoke, traditional Tibetan Buddhist chanting and cries of “KiKi SoSo”, Dorje Kasung young and old gathered on July 31, 2013 to initiate and celebrate ... continue
Posted September 22, 2013 by
Goodness Woven Right In

Goodness Woven Right In – HIGHLIGHT

The Shambhala Times is delighted to wish you all a Cheerful Harvest of Peace! Harvest of Peace, held around the time of the autumn equinox, is an opportunity for local communities to gather, hear teachings by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, and celebrate the riches of our local ... continue
Posted September 21, 2013 by
Shifting the Conversation

Shifting the Conversation – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: In Everyday Life A first glimpse of an exciting new project — the launch of a journal devoted to shifting the conversation about the issues facing our world from aggression and destruction toward social wakefulness and compassion. Interview with Gabe Dayley and Kai Beavers by Jayne Sutton What would ... continue
Posted September 20, 2013 by
Spirit of Chardhi Kala

Spirit of Chardhi Kala – HIGHLIGHT

Chardhi Kala, a key principle of the Sikh religion, describes a state of mind that does not allow negative emotions to overwhelm one’s outlook and actions. Instead, one cultivates a mind that is filled with joy and dignity. For Sikhs, this state of mind is a ... continue
Posted August 14, 2013 by
Jesus and Buddha

Jesus and Buddha – HIGHLIGHT

Interview with John Ankele, New York Shambhalian by Gwendolyn Alston Earlier this summer, Shambhala Times had the opportunity to interview John Ankele about his new film Jesus and Buddha. What compelled you to produce the film Jesus & Buddha? I’ve always been interested in Jesus and Buddha as archetypes, ... continue
Posted August 9, 2013 by
The Journey of Applied Mindfulness

The Journey of Applied Mindfulness – HIGHLIGHT

In June, Sarah Lipton, Editor-in-Chief of the Shambhala Times, had a opportunity to talk to Patton Hyman about the launch of the Applied Mindfulness website. edited by Ani Dawa Chotso, Shambhala Times Staff Editor What is Applied Mindfulness? “Well, the website is part of a bigger vision of ... continue
Posted July 29, 2013 by
The Real Power of Sun Camp

The Real Power of Sun Camp – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Youth and Families Dancing in the Shrine Room by Leslie Gossett Shambhala Times Column Editor In general, we desire to offer our children what richness we can. Nourishing food, a safe place to lay their heads, plenty of resources, opportunities to learn how to be in the world. How ... continue
Posted July 20, 2013 by

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