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Marching with Pride

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Shambhalians in Halifax make a splash of Great Eastern Sun with a float for the local Pride Parade

by Dan Corbett

IMG_3102How 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? The first thing that comes to my mind is a parade float. And float, we did.

In case you missed it, in July of this year, a steel, wood and fabric shrine pulled by a tandem bicycle carried the Primordial Rigden (in the form of India Gailey) entirely uphill from the harbour to the Citadel as part of the 2016 Halifax Pride Parade. The pedestrian entourage, proudly displaying the Shambhala name on a large banner, accompanied the rolling shrine in wonderful cheer for what turned out to be a truly magical day. Continue…

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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
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
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
Horsemanship Dharma

Horsemanship Dharma – HIGHLIGHT

by Katharine Locke Katharine and Lochinvar Training the horse is training the mind: training it to be present, to be kind, to recognize the everyday wisdom in the actions of the horse, to find the simple way, to formulate clear questions for the horse, and to listen closely ... continue
Posted March 5, 2015 by Dan
The Shape of Awake

The Shape of Awake

A report on Hope Martin’s recent teaching at Gampo Abbey. Hope is leading a Shape of Awake weekthun in Atlanta March 22 – 28th. Hope Martin with Ani Pema Chödrön During this year’s Yarne retreat, Hope Martin, a Master Teacher of the Alexander Technique, was invited by Ani Pema Chödrön to ... continue
Posted February 23, 2015 by Dan
Local Prosperity: New Economics for Rural Canada

Local Prosperity: New Economics for Rural Canada – HIGHLIGHT

by Gregory Heming and Shastri Christine Sloan In The Shambhala Principle, the Sakyong writes: “Our world of desire and consumerism seems to drive itself along, as if propelled by some invisible force.  As I meet leaders in my travels, I see that even at the very top, ... continue
Posted February 10, 2015 by Dan
Four Shambhalians become “new” Canadians in the Heart of Kalapa

Four Shambhalians become “new” Canadians in the Heart of Kalapa

On Tuesday morning July 8th, Shambhalians Dorothee Rosen, Hung-Yeh Peisinger, Charles Kalinsky, and Ron Renz took the oath of Canadian Citizenship before Judge Ann Janega in downtown Halifax. The lungta was palpable, and the room was abuzz with excitement as we joined with 44 other “new” ... continue
Posted July 17, 2014 by
Living at a Land Centre, and Why it Matters

Living at a Land Centre, and Why it Matters

Posted in Dorje Denma Ling’s kitchen. Photo by Rhonda Newcombe The most beneficial thing I’ve ever done When I ask myself, “what has been helpful in my life” or “when was I really being transformed by the Shambhala teachings”, my mind immediately flashes to my time as a ... continue
Posted May 21, 2014 by Nyima
Prince Edward Island goes Organic

Prince Edward Island goes Organic

A beautiful film has been released by the National Film Board of Canada chronicling the nascent attempts by Prince Edward Island to go to totally organic farming. Prince Edward Island has long been famous for its spuds and red mud. But in the last 50 years ... continue
Posted April 18, 2014 by
Serenity Lane: Welcome to New Brunswick

Serenity Lane: Welcome to New Brunswick – HIGHLIGHT

We’ve all heard about the Shambhala centers in Nova Scotia. But who ever heard of New Brunswick? On an epic bicycle adventure last summer, Shambhala Times Editor Sarah Lipton discovered the gem that is the New Brunswick sangha. Teaming up with Shambhala Times volunteer editor and ... continue
Posted January 21, 2012 by Sarah

Song for Shambhala Level Three

The weekend of January 13 to 15 was the occasion of a delightful Shambhala Training Level Three in Fredericton. The twelve participants were taught and inspired by Director Craig Schneider and Assistant Director David Seabrook – in his first Level as an AD – while ... continue
Posted January 17, 2012 by frances_giberson
Tribute to Connie Clause and MilkLake Retreat

Tribute to Connie Clause and MilkLake Retreat – HIGHLIGHT

By David Whitehorn On October 21, 2010, Connie Clause passed away after living gracefully with cancer for four years. She died in her own bed, in her own home, on the land that she and her husband Gregg had nutured for over ten years, the MilkLake Shambhala ... continue
Posted May 13, 2011 by David Whitehorn
Visualizing Sopa Choling

Visualizing Sopa Choling – HIGHLIGHT

This is the fifth and final article in a series on Sopa Choling and the three-year retreat experience. In this photographic essay, Laura Kaufman has selected images that celebrate Sopa Choling and highlight the place, with its changing moods throughout the seasons, and some of the ... continue
Posted February 1, 2011 by
Life, Death & Three-year Retreat

Life, Death & Three-year Retreat – HIGHLIGHT

This is the fourth article in a series on Sopa Choling and the three-year retreat experience. Sharon Keegan shares how personal experiences of impermanence led her into a three-year retreat, and guided her activity in the world when she emerged. Be sure to read the ... continue
Posted January 30, 2011 by

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