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Karmê Chöling Seen and Heard

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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. This retreat center, originally founded as Tail of the Tiger, was an early center for Shambhala Buddhism in the United States, and is famous for the beautiful shrine room personally designed by the Vidyadhara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. If you feel inspired to experience the magic directly for yourself, click here to see the current calendar of events.

Karme Choling

Karme Choling

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Jim Infantino: The Ego and the Oracle

Jim Infantino: The Ego and the Oracle

News Flash from sangha member Jim Infantino: We are at it again. The Ego and the Oracle will perform live: Thursday, September 30 7:00 pm Somerville, MA The Burren 247 Elm Street, Davis Square Somerville, MA 02144 phone: (617) 776-6896 Price: $10.00 Website: www.burren.com About the Show Will you lose your job? Is it time to dump ... continue
Posted September 17, 2010 by Sarah

Ilona Anderson: Dwell

News Flash from sangha member Ilona Anderson: I am having a one person show at Artspace New Haven . I will be hanging the show this week and the opening is scheduled for Friday, September 24th. I have created a series of complex drawings that move across the ... continue
Posted September 17, 2010 by Sarah


~ a reflection written upon the occasion of the first Rigden weekend at the Boston Shambhala Center. The Rigden weekend is the culmination of the Way of Shambhala year one curriculum and introduces students to the possibility of embodying unconditional confidence. Twenty participants from the last ... continue
Posted September 13, 2010 by Sarah

Welcome to our New Intern!

Greetings Boston Shambhala community! My name is Jacquelyn West and I am the new intern working in the office with Sarah Lipton. I’m writing to introduce myself to the community (Sarah made me do this). I grew up on the North Shore of Massachusetts and currently reside in the ... continue
Posted September 1, 2010 by Sarah
Appreciating Life

Appreciating Life – HIGHLIGHT

In this short video clip, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche discusses the synonymous quality of relating to one’s day and relating to one’s life. From: Wake up Boston! continue
Posted August 20, 2010 by

Jetsun Drukmo arrives home at the Kalapa Court for the first time

DownloadA wonderful video of the Kalapa Court greeting Jetsun Drukmo. The Sakyong and Sakyong Wangmo have said that they would like the Shambhala community to share this exciting time with them. You can visit the “Mukpo Baby News” page on the Shambhala Times for any news ... continue
Posted August 16, 2010 by

*New* Monthly feature: Ask an Acharya

What is an acharya? Acharya Emily Bower: Acharya is a Sanskrit word that is translated in Tibetan as loppon. Loppon means “master of learning.” In Sanskrit, acharya means “someone who knows and/or teaches the achara,” which are the “rules of conduct, practice, and precepts.” In the time ... continue
Posted August 6, 2010 by

Skepticism on the Path (Part One)

“The inspiration to find the truth, to see what is real, and to lead a genuine life…is what underlies every spiritual journey. However, embarking on this journey is rarely as straightforward as we may wish.” – Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche Before my first trip to Karme Choling, our ... continue
Posted July 30, 2010 by

Facing Everyday Life

by guest writer Edwin Treitler We know that these are troubled and dangerous times, and many of our leaders have looked for solutions. Most of these responses to conflicts are “outward” ones: more troops, walls, war, actions that only encourage an atmosphere of fear for the average ... continue
Posted July 28, 2010 by Sarah

Introducing the Committee Supporting Visting Teachers

We are pleased to announce the creation of the Visiting Teachers Committee (VTC) which will help host and support visiting teacher programs at the Shambhala Center. Visiting teachers include Rinpoches, Acharyas, and other visiting Shambhala and non-Shambhala teachers. As the center expands, the VTC will provide ... continue
Posted July 26, 2010 by Sarah
Awakening Earth Wisdom: A Mindful Path of Action

Awakening Earth Wisdom: A Mindful Path of Action

Coming to the Boston Shambhala Center on Halloween weekend: The AWAKENING EARTH WISDOM– A Mindful Path of Action retreat is an evocative public program offered to help our world in response to global climate change and other serious challenges. Join us in exploring how to awaken inherent ... continue
Posted July 23, 2010 by Sarah
Support a monk!

Support a monk!

For the third year, the Boston Shambhala Center is rallying funds to sponsor two monks to attend the Ripa Ladrang monastery. We’ve already raised half of our $600 goal, so even the smallest contribution would be an enormous help. To support the monastic community is to ... continue
Posted July 19, 2010 by
Four Dignities That Bring Confidence into Everyday Life

Four Dignities That Bring Confidence into Everyday Life

By Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche The Shambhala teachings introduce four mythical animals—the tiger, lion, garuda, and dragon—which represent the principles of confidence that the ruler develops in order to bring wisdom and compassion into daily life. The confidence of the tiger is contentment. Contentment comes from discernment, the virtue ... continue
Posted July 9, 2010 by Sarah
What is Shambhala Vision?

What is Shambhala Vision?

It is the Shambhala view that every human being has a fundamental nature of goodness, warmth and intelligence. This nature can be cultivated through meditation, following ancient principles, and it can be further developed in daily life, so that it radiates out to family, friends, community ... continue
Posted July 7, 2010 by Sarah

Announcing the Applied Mindfulness Conference 2010 – HIGHLIGHT

Tail of the Tiger is pleased to announce the details of the Third Annual Applied Mindfulness Conference, July 22 – 25, 2010. Professionals from all mindfulness traditions are invited to join the ongoing discussion about bringing mindfulness into the wider world. This year’s conference ... continue
Posted June 22, 2010 by

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