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Mar 21
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Jump the Gun

Filed under Community Articles, Regions, Pacific Northwest

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 media.

Law enforcement officers went from classroom to classroom, securing portions of the large sprawling campus.  Intermittently classes were released to run about a quarter mile across open fields, across a rural road to a small church, where parents were waiting to meet their children.

I have a friend who is a special education administrator at the Marysville School District. She contacted a few of us who have backgrounds in special education, developmental disabilities, and mental health to be at the High School to provide support on the first day it reopened after the shooting. Continue…

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Pics from an Ikebana Practitioners' Outing

Pics from an Ikebana Practitioners’ Outing

Visit the Portland News Magazine for more: From: Portland News Magazine continue
Posted October 21, 2012 by

Work Program at The Great Stupa of Dharmakaya: Sept 28 – Oct 4, 2012

Volunteers are invited to join Joshua Mulder, Bob and Lindy King and John Perkins for a work week at The Great Stupa from September 28 through October 4. There is no charge for this program! We will undertake a wide variety of small projects, long term fire mitigation, deferred maintenance, ... continue
Posted September 10, 2012 by
Shambhala Office Manager featured in new Silent Movie

Shambhala Office Manager featured in new Silent Movie

Abbey Pleviak, Portland Shambhala’s illustrious office manager/registrar/”go to” girl helped produce and is featured in a silent film called “Love in the Age of Corruption.” She will be showing it on Friday, August 17th and Sat, August 18th at the Vagabond Theater (an outdoor space located at NE 19th ... continue
Posted August 13, 2012 by
Congratulations to Happy Barnes and John Light

Congratulations to Happy Barnes and John Light

We invite the community to join in offering warm congratulations to Happy Barnes and John Light who were married at the end of July!   From: Portland News Magazine continue
Posted August 6, 2012 by
New Baby Arrives to Vince Frates and Sarah Hall!

New Baby Arrives to Vince Frates and Sarah Hall!

We are so pleased to welcome baby Luisa Rose, born to on July 28 to sangha member Vince Frates and his wife Sarah Hall. Both mother and baby are doing quite well! If you would like to offer help in supporting the new family please contact Doug McCanne ... continue
Posted August 6, 2012 by

Position Opening for Center Director, Portland Shambhala Meditation Center

Dear Shambhala Community, After four years of skillful and dedicated service, Lesa Ricci is retiring as the Director of the Portland Shambhala Meditation Center. On behalf of the Kalapa Court, a Director search committee has been formed in order to find a candidate to take the position ... continue
Posted July 31, 2012 by

Housemate Wanted (Woodstock Neighborhood)

Clean & Quiet seeks the same. House is near Trader Joe’s and Reed College. Rent is $550 (utilities & internet included). The room has two big windows and hardwood floors. Not much storage space but some. The house has a washer/dryer, and central A/C There is a large backyard and garden space. Shared ... continue
Posted July 30, 2012 by
Shambhala Community YouTube Channel Launched

Shambhala Community YouTube Channel Launched

A Shambhala Community YouTube Channel has been created to showcase our community and community members:http://www.youtube.com/user/shambhalavideos The inspiration behind this channel is to enhance our global Shambhala community through an online forum in which Shambhala practitioners from all over the world can post and view uplifted videos. Videos can ... continue
Posted July 9, 2012 by

Migration of Sangha-Announce, Sangha-Talk (and other email lists) to the Shambhala Network

Over the last two years the Shambhala team that provides us with our online communications services began developing a new email system that would  (among many things) migrate Sangha Announce, Sangha Talk and other email groups to the Shambhala Network. We know that many of you have ... continue
Posted July 9, 2012 by
The Under 35 Project...

The Under 35 Project…

….is the digital hub for a new generation of meditators. This is a place for young meditators to share what it’s like to try to live mindfully, every day. Shambhala Publications, one of the world’s pre-eminent publishers of books on enlightened living, is hosting this conversation on what ... continue
Posted July 9, 2012 by

Update on the Colorado Fire near Shambhala Mountain Center

17 Jun 2012 – Update On Fire Near Shambhala Mountain Center Although the forest fire near Shambhala Mountain Center still burns, the huge day-and-night firefighting operation has been able to bring an increasing area under control. The fire was quiet overnight and by Sunday firefighters expect to ... continue
Posted June 18, 2012 by
photo by Charles Blackhall

An Elder Warrior’s Marathon – HIGHLIGHT

This article was kindly submitted by Shastri Susan Chapman, one of four shastris (senior teachers) appointed by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche to serve the Pacific Northwest region of Shambhala. by Shastri Susan Chapman Seven months ago my father’s life took a dramatic turn and he’s now confined to a ... continue
Posted June 9, 2012 by
Mature Cat Needs A New Home

Mature Cat Needs A New Home

Dear Sangha, We are looking for a new home for our very sweet cat Ms. Geoff (get it, “mischief…”). She is 8-9 years old, grey with green eyes, very small and very loving. Geoff is not adjusting well to our hew household since the kids have arrived ... continue
Posted June 3, 2012 by

April 22,  2012 – Sakyong’s Earth Day Message: Our Future Is At A Crossroads In his Earth Day message, issued today, the Sakyong Jamgon Mipham Rinpoche warns that “our future is at a crossroads.” “As the world now faces seemingly insurmountable challenges, our future is at a crossroads. ... continue
Posted April 23, 2012 by

Living Room Dharma: Deepening the guide experience

Every Thursday night at the Nelson Shambhala Center is an opportunity to deepen your understanding and experience of the written Dharma. Join us in our center’s cozy living room with your friends from the community from 7pm – 9pm.It’s a free ongoing program and everybody is ... continue
Posted April 10, 2012 by

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