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Mar 21
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Jump the Gun

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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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Friday 13 April 2012: Movie Night

Once again, we are presenting a movie at the Shambhala Center. This month’s selection is Brilliant Moon, Glimpses of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, narrated by Richard Gere and Lou Reed. Khyentse Rinpoche was one of the great Buddhist masters of the 20th century: a guru’s guru. He was ... continue
Posted April 10, 2012 by

Sadhana of Mahamudra Abhisheka will be offered by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

We are delighted to announce that Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche will bestow the Sadhana of Mahamudra Abhisheka at Pier 21 in Halifax, Nova Scotia on April 1, 2012. This ceremony is a special occasion for practitioners to receive the blessing empowerment of this sadhana as part of ... continue
Posted February 20, 2012 by

SHAMBHALA AND SOCIETY REPORT

A new report has just been published, Shambhala and Society, based on discussions at 69 Shambhala Centers and Groups around the world. The report covers kindness and unkindness in Shambhala, as well as what people are doing to bring Shambhala vision into the world around them. ... continue
Posted February 20, 2012 by

Jane Comerford’s Book Signing – A History of NW Portland: From the River to the Hills

Sangha member Jane Comerford’s recently released book, A History of Northwest Portland: From the River to the Hills, is chock full of interesting pieces of information on the development of the NW section of Portland, Oregon. At 160 pages, it is an elegantly designed and well ... continue
Posted January 23, 2012 by

Meditation Cushions now available locally

There’s nothing more important than a proper seat when meditating. Now there’s a convenient way to purchase meditation cushions locally. Contact Anandi at Karuna Meditation Supplies for more information at [email protected] or (503) 706-5597. From: Portland News Magazine continue
Posted December 19, 2011 by

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche to Teach in Northern California

Save the Date! The Rigden Weekend with a public talk Friday night. March 2-4, 2012 San Francisco, CA Join our beloved Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche for this very special program that is the culmination of The Way of Shambhala educational path. The first night of of this weekend is a ... continue
Posted November 28, 2011 by

Larry Haun (1931-2011)

Dear Shambhala Community, At 11:45 am Monday, October 24, our dear friend and fellow warrior Larry Haun followed his last out-breath. Larry was part of the Shambhala community in Los Angeles before moving to Coos Bay, Oregon, after which time he became actively involved in the Portland ... continue
Posted November 7, 2011 by

Willa Schneberg’s poem on The Writer’s Almanac, Oct. 6

Hi Everyone, Wanted you to know that Garrison Keillor will read my poem “Spilled Milk” from In The Margins Of The World on Thurs. Oct. 6th at 9:54PM on OPB, 91.5FM. For those of you who don’t live in Portland, please check it out on the NPR affiliate ... continue
Posted October 3, 2011 by
Demystifying the Experience of Retreat

Demystifying the Experience of Retreat – HIGHLIGHT

by Matthew Bryan of Seattle Greetings fellow warriors, I write to you having completed a week of dathun. The retreat took place in December at a secluded camp north of Victoria, BC. The camp is seated on the shores of beautiful Lake Shawnigan and our practice consisted ... continue
Posted September 12, 2011 by matthew_bryan
A City Encampment: Can we really do this?

A City Encampment: Can we really do this? – HIGHLIGHT

by Lulu Strongheart, Rusung at the San Francisco Shambhala Center During Memorial Day weekend, the Northern California Lhasang Regiment of Dorje Kasung hosted a program at Sharchen Dzong, the San Francisco Shambhala Center, that was entitled: “Dorje Kasung Leadership Training and Celebration of Kasungship.” It was a ... continue
Posted July 26, 2011 by

Tonglen Request for Lesa Ricci’s Stepfather

Please include in your tonglen practice Bill Oblinger, the husband of Lesa Ricci’s mother, Kathy Oblinger. Bill had a stroke on Thursday, 7/14. As he is the primary caregiver for Lesa’s mother, who has Parkinson’s disease, this is a very challenging situation for the ... continue
Posted July 18, 2011 by

Home Sweet Home: Consultation Services – Creating fresh space in our homes

Tiger – A one hour consultation exploring the ground. What does your home offer you, and how do you use it? What are the things about your home that you like and that you dislike? Where do you spend your time, and what places in your ... continue
Posted May 30, 2011 by
Hopeless - a one woman show inspired by Pema Chodron

Hopeless – a one woman show inspired by Pema Chodron

Come see an award winning one-woman show inspired by the writings of Pema Chodron. ‘Hopeless’ An uplifting collection of stories, music and musings on the nature of hope, fear and finding joy, “Hopeless” performed by Melanya Helene is a one-woman celebration of exhaustion, uncertainty and the ... continue
Posted May 30, 2011 by

Tonglen Request for Robert Archer

Please include Robert Archer in your tonglen practice as he will be undergoing his third back surgery Tuesday, May 17 at 4pm at Providence Hospital on Glisan. If you would like to offer help to him post-surgery, contact our Head of Community Care From: Portland News Magazine continue
Posted May 16, 2011 by
Exploring Pure Perception at Senge Ling

Exploring Pure Perception at Senge Ling – HIGHLIGHT

By Russell Rodgers One of the key commitments in vajrayana Buddhism is to experience the world as sacred. Sacred in this context doesn’t mean that some deity proclaimed it so; it just is, primordially, in the present moment of fresh, pristine awareness. In our business, however, we ... continue
Posted March 23, 2011 by Michael Foster

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