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Nov 22

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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poem by Bird Trungma Come sit under maitri and meditate with me. If you are a thought, you are welcome. Come sit under my maitri and meditate with me. All thoughts are invited, no matter who you are. If you are a thought about love, please have a seat. read more at Shambhala Times Please send your poems ... continue
Posted December 23, 2011 by kate_madsen

Sponsor a Monk

In the summer of  2008, our Sakyong Wangmo,  Dechen Choying Sangmo,  began to undertake projects for the benefit of the Shambhala sangha and its extended community. The first of these projects involved sponsorship of monks at the monastery of her father, His Eminence Terton Namkha Drimed ... continue
Posted December 22, 2011 by Ashley_Hodson

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


Hello! We are glad you are coming. It is free but please register so we can plan!  The link is at the very bottom of the program page for the V2A Community Follow up Meeting (see programs page in menu above. The registration link is hard ... continue
Posted December 9, 2011 by kate_madsen
Honeymoon Pilgrimage

Honeymoon Pilgrimage – HIGHLIGHT

by Eric Rugani and Nadine Zerbel, of the Shambhala Center in Marseille, France This is an excerpt of the longer article which can be found in a number of installments on the Shambhala Europe Blog. See below for links to the longer articles. At the time of ... continue
Posted December 9, 2011 by

Anything is Possible

What do Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and Kevin Garnett have in common? They both believe that anything is possible. The Celtics’ emotional leader and quintessential warrior is well-known for his proclamation after Boston won the 2008 NBA Championship, its first in twenty-two years. I have also ... continue
Posted December 8, 2011 by Dan

What or who are the Kasung and how do you become one?

A lot of people ask about the seriously joyful people who wear uniforms and special pins and sit so perfectly at the doors to the shrine rooms while we meditate. They hold the peaceful container so we can be calm and meditate and learn. The Kasung ... continue
Posted December 5, 2011 by kate_madsen

Center Survey for all!

Please let us know what you think! Surveys are happening all over the mandala these days. We want to make everything run as smoothly as the glide of a tiger! Please access our current survey at the following links: Communication and membership Some questions were added and  updated this ... continue
Posted December 2, 2011 by kate_madsen
Shambhala meets Boston Rotary

Shambhala meets Boston Rotary – HIGHLIGHT

Article by Ashley Goodwin of the Boston Shambhala Center On a windy morning in November, members of the Shambhala Boston leadership rose early to attend the 48th Annual Governor’s Prayer Breakfast. Looking dapper, they gathered at the invitation of Boston’s Rotary Club #7. Rotary International is an ... continue
Posted December 2, 2011 by Ashley_Hodson

Christmas and New Years Day Sitting

Sunday, December 25th: Sitting Meditation December 25th The Shambhala Denver Center invites you to join us for a special time of Sitting Meditation on Sunday, December 25th. Please come anytime between 9am and 11am. More New Year’s Day 2012: Sitting Meditation January 1st (2012) The Shambhala Denver Center invites you to ... continue
Posted December 1, 2011 by kate_madsen

Sangha Potluck Suppers!!

DECEMBER 9TH JANUARY 27TH FAMILIES AND INDIVIDUALS! These are the Fridays for our next two community potluck sangha  suppers. It is a great way to unwind on a Friday. continue
Posted December 1, 2011 by kate_madsen

Societal Health & Well-Being Appointment

Dear Boston Shambhala Community, I am pleased to announce the appointment of our Director of Societal Health and Well-Being at the Boston Shambhala Center. Ms. Martina Bouey has accepted this appointment and we are thrilled to have her serving in this role. The role of the Societal Health ... continue
Posted November 30, 2011 by Dan

Service: Coordinators and Aides

Coordinators and Aides are requested for Shambhala Trainings starting in January and February 2012. You are invited to enrich your practice by staffing.  To volunteer as an AIDE–please sign up on the service to the center page.  To volunteer as a COORDINATOR, e-mail your request to ... continue
Posted November 30, 2011 by kate_madsen

Vision to Action – Follow up Community Meeting Dec 17

Vision to Action – Follow up Community Meeting Sat December 17th: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM In Room(s): Main Shrine RoomVision to Action (V2A) is a three-month planning process the Shambhala Center of Denver is implementing to prepare itself for the growth and expansion that is anticipated ... continue
Posted November 28, 2011 by kate_madsen

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

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