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Race, Love, and Liberation

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A coalition of meditation centers sponsors community conversation around race, power, and unity in North Carolina

by Catherine Neill

angel-Kyodo-williams-220x220A long time ago, though it’s only been two weeks, we were in church on a Friday night in Durham, North Carolina to hear Rev. angel Kyodo williams. Everything that has happened in the interim makes that event much more timely and relevant. We chose a church for her talk because we are in the south; Duke Memorial Church is also a member of Durham Congregations in Action (DCIA), a co-sponsor of the event. We – the organizers of this event – came from Durham Shambhala Center, Chapel Hill Zen Center, and Triangle Insight Community, representing a nascent coalition in Durham, a city of 220,000 people, 52% of whom are African-American, Asian and other people of color. Durham is the fifth largest metropolitan area in North Carolina with the largest proportion of minority residents. Continue…

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Karmê Chöling Seen and Heard

Karmê Chöling Seen and Heard – HIGHLIGHT

A new video puts the spotlight on Karmê Chöling Meditation Retreat Center If you have ever been to Karmê Chöling, this video will bring back all your memories. If you’ve never been there, it can give you a sense of what it’s like, and encourage you to visit. ... continue
Posted November 18, 2016 by CGH
Marching with Pride

Marching with Pride – HIGHLIGHT

Shambhalians in Halifax make a splash of Great Eastern Sun with a float for the local Pride Parade by Dan Corbett How do we show pride in our community? What could be the biggest, most outrageous display we could cast forth before an audience of tens of thousands? ... continue
Posted August 28, 2016 by CGH
Summer Heat at Windhorse

Summer Heat at Windhorse – HIGHLIGHT

Reflecting on hot weather and the wisdom of simplicity, at Windhorse Retreat Center by Susan Firer We have just experienced about a week of hot and muggy weather, and it took me right back to being a kid on summer break – just hanging out with friends, going ... continue
Posted August 20, 2016 by CGH
Sakyong appoints first South American acharya

Sakyong appoints first South American acharya

The Office of the Sakyong is pleased to announce that the Kongma Sakyong has formally appointed Ms. Magali Meneses Ibañez to the position of acharya. A native of Santiago, Chile Ms. Meneses is the first South American acharya. Magali has been a key leader in the ... continue
Posted June 13, 2016 by David_Brown
A Million Miles Away

A Million Miles Away – HIGHLIGHT

Reflections on a Shambhala Training retreat at the Karmê Chöling land center by Michal George The time I recently spent at Karmê Chöling in Vermont taking Shambhala Training Levels I–III was so filled with teaching and opportunities to practice that I left the center with the sense I had ... continue
Posted March 9, 2016 by CGH
Work Together and Rebuild

Work Together and Rebuild – HIGHLIGHT

KTC meditation center in Columbus, Ohio, severely damaged by fire News of this weekend’s fire has been spreading quickly through the Shambhala community, gathering support for our friends and fellow practitioners at Columbus KTC. The following story originally appeared on their fundraising page, as they reached out ... continue
Posted February 4, 2016 by CGH
Teaching and Learning at Surmang

Teaching and Learning at Surmang – HIGHLIGHT

News from the Education Project  Just before Christmas, the Gesar Fund received a message from the Konchok Foundation, which is supported by the Gesar Fund with some 5000 euros per year. In the Gesar Fund 2014 Summary we already reported that things would change in the education programs ... continue
Posted January 14, 2016 by CGH
Voting for Enlightened Society

Voting for Enlightened Society – HIGHLIGHT

Your vote can help Shambhala San Francisco share Enlightened Society through Wisdom 2.0  By James Beange & Marty Behrens The San Francisco Shambhala community is aiming to share the message of Enlightened Society at the upcoming Wisdom 2.0 conference. The community has entered a video submission in an ... continue
Posted December 22, 2015 by
Shambhala Job Opportunities

Shambhala Job Opportunities

We are pleased to announce three employment opportunities within our community. The following positions are currently accepting applicants: Shambhala is seeking to fill a new position of Shambhala Help Desk to be the first point of contact for individuals, centres and groups. The Shambhala Center of Seattle ... continue
Posted November 10, 2015 by David_Brown
New Director of Dorje Denma Ling

New Director of Dorje Denma Ling

The Kalapa Court is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms Heather Scott as the new Executive Director of Dorje Denma Ling, effective October 19. Mr Lennart Krogoll, outgoing director, is retiring after 3 years of devoted service to the Sakyong’s vision. He served with particular skill ... continue
Posted October 7, 2015 by David_Brown
Méditation: 10 raisons de NE PAS pratiquer

Méditation: 10 raisons de NE PAS pratiquer

La pratique correcte… vue autrement ! Par Acharya Michael Greenleaf première publication de cet article dans Samadhi Cushions Ces jours-ci, tout le monde parle des raisons de pratiquer la pleine conscience. Et qu’en est-il des raisons pour lesquelles la méditation est une mauvaise idée ? D’après ma propre expérience, voici 10 ... continue
Posted May 5, 2015 by Dan
Wimberly Honored for Sustainability Work

Wimberly Honored for Sustainability Work – HIGHLIGHT

by Jayne Sutton, Shambhala Times Correspondent David with his son Nyima at the Halifax awards ceremony Early April brought quite an exciting week to David Wimberly, a St. Margaret’s Bay Shambhalian and ardent activist in Nova Scotia for decades. He was honored by both the Province and ... continue
Posted May 2, 2015 by Dan
Job Posting: Regional Director for Northern California

Job Posting: Regional Director for Northern California

Applications are still open for the position of Northern California Shambhala Regional Director. The dynamic region of Northern California Shambhala includes Sharchen Dzong in San Francisco as well as seven other Shambhala Centers and three Groups. If you may be interested in this position, or know ... continue
Posted April 21, 2015 by
Yarne: The Heart of Gampo Abbey

Yarne: The Heart of Gampo Abbey – HIGHLIGHT

by Emma Cataford, temporary monastic and Loden Nyima, Head of Education at Gampo Abbey The community at Gampo Abbey ushered in 2015 by starting their annual winter retreat, called Yarne. Entering the retreat involves formally committing to remain within both the physical boundaries of the land as well ... continue
Posted April 8, 2015 by Dan
Jump the Gun

Jump the Gun – HIGHLIGHT

by Dan Peterson, Kadö Desung Care and Conduct Officer I turned on the AM radio while driving and was hooked. There was a shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School and five students were dead. The school was on lock-down and First Responders were on the scene, as well as local ... continue
Posted March 21, 2015 by Dan

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