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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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Touching the Earth, France : 2009 Activities Report

Touching the Earth, France : 2009 Activities Report

For the group Toucher la Terre, France, the year 2009 was marked by the actual launch of its activities, as the group initiated projects and provided technical assistance for their implementation. continue
Posted November 17, 2009 by Rinchen Dug Pamo

Fall 2009: Updates from the Director

Council/Committees The Shambhala Council has been hard at work planning our Harvest of Peace community celebration and Fall membership drive. The Membership Drive is an opportunity for Council members, and other volunteers, to call all members to thank them for their continued financial support, update them on ... continue
Posted November 15, 2009 by Sarah
Oryoki (Zen Style Three Bowl Cuisine)

Oryoki (Zen Style Three Bowl Cuisine) – HIGHLIGHT

Oryoki (応量器, “Just enough”) is a meditative form of eating that originated in Japan that emphasizes mindfulness awareness practice by abiding to a strict order of precise movements. Oryoki translates to “Just enough” which refers to the efficiency and accuracy of the form. Each movement is ... continue
Posted November 15, 2009 by
Kongma Sakyong, in our Boston hearts

Kongma Sakyong, in our Boston hearts – HIGHLIGHT

Nearly thirty people from all parts of the Boston Shambhala sangha gathered Tuesday night for a long and moving celebration to support the long life of our Kongma Sakyong, Mipham Rinpoche. The evening began a few minutes late, but on time, Shambhala time that is, as ... continue
Posted November 14, 2009 by Sarah
Queer Buddhist Fellowship presents - Radical Gentleness: Making Friends with Ourselves

Queer Buddhist Fellowship presents – Radical Gentleness: Making Friends with Ourselves

Queer Buddhist Fellowship will be meeting this Sunday, November 15, from 4-6pm at the Boston Shambhala Center (646 Brookline Avenue, Brookline, MA) for meditation and discussion. We hope you will be able to join us. Please note that meditation begins promptly at 4pm, so we recommend ... continue
Posted November 12, 2009 by Sarah
"As many languages as people", a photographic journey

“As many languages as people”, a photographic journey

Starting the 8th of November, is a joint exhibition in the Benedictushof Centre for Spiritual Pathways in Holzkirchen (near Würzburg, Germany) of photographer Zsolt Suto and sulptor Max Schmelcher. The background story behind this expo: You might remember that the pictures were taken in 2oo7 while traveling in the footsteps ... continue
Posted November 8, 2009 by

Coming Soon to an ST Level Near You!

NOTE: Publication on hold pending authorizations! On October 23rd – 25th, four members of the Chicago Sangha attended Milwaukee’s Shambhala Training Assistant Director program and were authorized: Gina Caruso, Zane Edwards, Jeff Stone and Ann Tyndall. Congratulations to all of these dedicated Warriors! From: Chicago News Magazine continue
Posted November 7, 2009 by Michael_Duerr

Announcing Sayge Toncy Wallace

Robert Wallace and Nancy Toncy are delighted to announce the birth of their son Sayge Toncy Wallace. He was born on Wednesday, October 28th 2009 at 11:02 PM. Sayge is 20″ long and weighs 7lbs 3ozs. All are well, happy and healthy and resting at home. Enjoy ... continue
Posted November 4, 2009 by Michael_Duerr

Reversing Impermanence

It’s not humans who are subject to the impermanence of birth, old age and death. Left to entropy, buildings will exhibit this same pattern! Fortunately, with a little elbow grease – and the judicious application of a few dollars – this can be reversed, at least for buildings. This ... continue
Posted October 31, 2009 by Michael_Duerr
Between Transmission and Re-Alignment

Between Transmission and Re-Alignment – HIGHLIGHT

Such is the Boston Shambhala Center – radiating sanity between two car repair shops, one called Transmission, and the other, Re-Alignment. It’s been a joke for visiting teachers, for years. And now, I find myself in the same exact place – caught between transmission and ... continue
Posted October 15, 2009 by Sarah
Sortie du film Milarépa, la Voie du Bonheur à Paris

Sortie du film Milarépa, la Voie du Bonheur à Paris

Dès le 7 octobre au Publicis Champs Elysées, se présenté le film “Milarépa, la Voie du Bonheur”. Le film est également projeté tous les samedis matins -11h, dès le 10 octobre, au cinéma l’Arlequin, situé rue de Rennes, Paris 6e. Une animation aura lieu à chaque séance avant ... continue
Posted October 8, 2009 by

10/16, 7 p.m. – Public Talk by Kunga Dawa

Richard (Kunga Dawa) Arthure, who is coming to Phoenix to direct Great Eastern Sun, will present a public talk Friday evening, 10/16 at 7:00 p.m. at the Center. Kunga Dawa became a close student of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche in 1966. He was the first Westerner ... continue
Posted October 8, 2009 by
His Holiness the Dalai Lama Visits Memphis

His Holiness the Dalai Lama Visits Memphis – HIGHLIGHT

Tuesday, September 22, His Holiness the Dalai Lama opened a three-week tour of North America in Memphis, Tennessee. His Holiness was the recipient of the 2009 International Freedom Award given by the National Civil Rights Museum, housed in the former Memphis motel where civil rights leader ... continue
Posted October 7, 2009 by candia_ludy

Report from the Shambhala Council, Shambhala Meditation Center of Chicago

September 2009 Council meetings are open to members of the Center. Over the summer Council meetings were held on August 4th and September 1st. Fall meetings will be September 22nd, October 27th, and November 24th. Please let Alice Dan know ahead of time if you wish to speak ... continue
Posted October 2, 2009 by

Pema Chodron – Good Medicine

Pema Chodron teaches, within the wisdom teaching of Buddhism, there are many stories that refer to its founder as the “Supreme Physician” – a healer of all illness: mental, physical and spiritual. The Buddha understood suffering and its antidote. His prescription and philosophy for right living ... continue
Posted September 21, 2009 by

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