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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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Art Auction to Bring Teachers to Taipei

Art Auction to Bring Teachers to Taipei – HIGHLIGHT

Yeachin Tsai, Shambhala’s busy Chinese translator and native of Taipei, reports that hosting a Level 1 in China requires the help of the international sangha. If you look at a map of the world, you will find a very small green island southeast of mainland China. In ... continue
Posted December 22, 2010 by Yeachin Tsai
Children's Day Brightens up the Center

Children’s Day Brightens up the Center

Over twenty people came together Saturday afternoon with little ones of all ages to celebrate a very festive Children’s Day. The main shrine was decorated a week earlier with garlands of juniper, bowls of candy canes, a poinsettia, toy tigers and lions and dragons, lots of ... continue
Posted December 20, 2010 by Sarah
A NYC Rigden is Born

A NYC Rigden is Born – HIGHLIGHT

Robert Boyce and Pam Pedersen and their 3 daughters cheerfully welcome their fourth child and first son, Rigden Thelonious Boyce into this world. Rigden was born in New York City on November 3 at 4:06 pm and weighed 6.2lbs. continue
Posted December 17, 2010 by

What is the Way of Shambhala?

The Way of Shambhala is a complete introduction to the foundations of Shambhala Buddhism. This series of weekend contemplative workshops and weeknight classes provides an experiential overview of meditation practice, wisdom teachings, contemplative arts, and physical disciplines rooted in the ancient traditions of Shambhala and Tibetan ... continue
Posted December 15, 2010 by Sarah
Why We Engage in Compassionate Action

Why We Engage in Compassionate Action

Article written originally for the Social Action Ministries (SAM) blog. SAM is a program of the Massachusetts Housing and Shelter Alliance. We are working to network with SAM as we turn our flower outwards. The Boston Shambhala Meditation Center is a community meditation center, but it’s also ... continue
Posted December 10, 2010 by Sarah

A Slice of Cheese: Stories from the Ground

It’s not all meditation and peace at the Boston Shambhala Center, though it still mostly is. Behind the scenes, we are busy, busy, ridiculously busy…but who isn’t these days? This short story from the ground is meant to let the larger community in on happenings at ... continue
Posted December 8, 2010 by Sarah
Practice to Path

Practice to Path

Guest article by Meghan Misset, also posted on the BSC Under Thirty blog. Shastri Carolyn Krusinski was our guest speaker on Tuesday and I have dedicated much thought to the insightful discussion we had with her last week. What is a practice? How and when does it become ... continue
Posted November 30, 2010 by Sarah

An Offering to Boston’s Homeless Children

As the holiday season approaches, members of the Boston Shambhala Center are joining together to make an offering to homeless children of the larger Boston community. Operation ELF is a 9-year-old organization that offers gifts to the city’s homeless children. In collaboration with a dozen Boston social ... continue
Posted November 29, 2010 by
Boston's Goings On: Dharma Jam

Boston’s Goings On: Dharma Jam

Event: Dharma Jam Theme: Contemplating Self and Other: A Dance through the Satipatthana Sutta When/Where: Monday, November 29, 7:30 – 9:30 pm at Harvard Divinity School’s Andover Chapel, 45 Francis Ave. Cambridge (2nd Floor) Dharma Jams begin with a brief reflection and seated meditation. A Dharma talk is ... continue
Posted November 25, 2010 by Sarah

Work-Study at the Shambhala Center

by guest writer Alexandra Dick As it happens every fall, darkness hits well before it seems appropriate. The weather is gloomy and temperamental, and yet, spending time at the Shambhala center has completely taken the sting out of this otherwise lonely season. Just as the day is ... continue
Posted November 23, 2010 by Sarah

Communications Task Force first meeting – open

Join us – Wednesday December 1 at 6:30, at the American Family Restaurant (the Turkish place) in Brookline Village. Please come help coordinate and support communication strategies for the Boston Shambhala Center, particularly Offering Shambhala to Greater Boston and the Raising the Banner Campaign. Let Valerie Bassett [email protected] ... continue
Posted November 20, 2010 by Sarah

Local Shastri Greets the Sakyong and Family

Local Shastri, Carolyn Krusinski, attended the Boulder Shambhala Community welcoming and celebration for the Sakyong, Sakyong Wangmo and Jetsun Drukmo. Carolyn writes: “I offered my khata to the family with Jetsun Drukmo regally and playfully sitting between them. I told them it was with ... continue
Posted November 16, 2010 by Sarah
Stepping Beyond Limitations: The story of a remarkable journey

Stepping Beyond Limitations: The story of a remarkable journey

by guest writer Judy Vreeland, longtime Shambhala member, volunteer and active participant in the Membership Committee On October 1, I left Boston with a group of people whose culture and language were not my own – Deaf leaders in Massachusetts. We traveled 18 hours to a ... continue
Posted November 15, 2010 by Sarah
Catch the expansion buzz!

Catch the expansion buzz!

In October the leadership of the Boston Shambhala Center held a community gathering about our expansion. We’ve been asked by the Sakyong to move our location, and we’ve been listening to your inspirations for our Shambhala community. Our heart motivation for expansion is to Offer Shambhala ... continue
Posted November 14, 2010 by Jill Blagsvedt

Boston’s Goings On: Join Online – Charter for Compassion

In partnership with the Fetzer Institute and Co-Hosted by the United Nations Office for Partnerships Featuring talks on compassion from Karen Armstrong, Rev. Dr. Joan Brown Campbell, Matthieu Ricard, Feisal Abdul Rauf, Chade-Meng Tan, Krista Tippett, Fred Luskin, and more. Thursday, November 18 Watch it live at www.CharterForCompassion.org 11:00 a.m. – ... continue
Posted November 13, 2010 by Sarah

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