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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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Warriors Cry at Weddings

I tend to cry at weddings.  There is a feeling of bearing witness to incredible on-the-spot bravery that the couple radiates out into their community as they proclaim their love and intentions for building a shared life together.   It is so tender it melts my ... continue
Posted June 2, 2013 by
The Shambhala Monastic Order

The Shambhala Monastic Order

On behalf of the Sakyong, Jamgon Mipham Rinpoche, the Office of the Kalapa Court wishes to announce the formation of the Shambhala Monastic Order. This is the fruition of years of work by the Sakyong and Gampo Acharya Pema Chodron. The Shambhala Monastic Order will provide the ... continue
Posted May 1, 2013 by David_Brown

Cancelling our Vaishaka Day Celebration

Our new Practice and Education Director, Michael McCormick, writes: Vaishakha Day is the day that Buddhists commemorate the birth, enlightenment, and parinirvana of the Buddha.  It is undeniably significant.  The Portland Shambhala Center has scheduled this commemoration for May 25 this year.  In the last couple of ... continue
Posted April 29, 2013 by John David Smith

Shambhala Center is open and closed

For most of us, the Shambhala Center will be completely closed from Saturday April 27 to Friday May 3rd!  There will be no sitting, no classes, no office hours, no groups, no meetings, no anything. But for a group of hardy meditators who have registered for the week-long ... continue
Posted April 22, 2013 by John David Smith

Poems from the 2013 Dharma Arts Festival

basic goodness Mother and magpies break the night in half, always and not broken. My palms form a tray of fermented digits. That’s right, cupcake, a container for breath and doubt. Loudly with precision: a heart a hammer (libraries full of hammers) a head on a tenuous stem the feet in a flowerpot, basically good. Stand ground standing ... continue
Posted April 7, 2013 by John David Smith

2013 Dharma Arts Festival: Sacred Life, Festive Art, Playful Discovery

Caitlin Bargenquast, of the Portland Shambhala Dharma Arts Council, provided this report: As the sun shone over a delighted Portland this past weekend, a core of artist-community members found our own ways to radiate through the Dharma Arts Festival hosted at our  Shambhala Center.  Taking inspiration from Sakyong ... continue
Posted April 6, 2013 by John David Smith

Youth Retreat by the Ziji Collective

The Ziji Collective offers a special Youth Retreat in Dechen Chöling this summer. The concept of the former Youth Sangha summer retreat, has been melted down and put into a new shape. This retreat is a wonderful opportunity for young people, age of 18 and 35, ... continue
Posted March 31, 2013 by luz_rodriguez

Video to commemorate the Parinirvana of the Vidyadhara, with subtitles in several languages

Thanks to the work of a team of many hard working translators, transcribers, and an indefatigable proof reader, this video is available on YouTube with closed captions/subtitles in English, Spanish and other languages. Sutra: What Buddha Taught -Vidyadhara, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vu3ScmMn8Os)  Available thanks to the work ... continue
Posted March 30, 2013 by luz_rodriguez

El Manso For Sale

El Manso is a property of nearly two acres in Northern Spain with two renovated homes, one of which has been a successful Guest House for more than 10 years: http://elmanso.net/en/ and might be kept as a business venture. It includes almost one acre of grazing land, ... continue
Posted March 30, 2013 by luz_rodriguez

Tessa Racine Training for “Pocket Film Concours”

Tessa Racine, film maker and sangha member living in the Limousin, France, has been training young people, from 13 to 18 years old, willing to participate in a short-film contest. continue
Posted March 30, 2013 by luz_rodriguez

Contentamiento en la vida cotidiana, a través de Internet

El Centro de Shambhala de Madrid y Shambhala Online están encantados de ofrecer el curso El contentamiento en la vida cotidiana a hispanohablantes de todo el mundo, a través de internet. El programa, impartido por el acharya Alfonso Taboada, tendrá lugar en Internet durante cinco lunes ... continue
Posted March 30, 2013 by luz_rodriguez

Niveau ‘Quatre Dignités’ de la Voie de Shambhala II à Marseille

Le Centre Shambhala de Marseille est heureux de vous inviter à participer au programme “Quatre Dignités” de la Voie de Shambhala (2), enseigné par Acharya Orhun Cercel du vendredi 17 au 20 mai 2013. The Marseille Shambhala Centre is pleased to announce « The Four Dignities » from The ... continue
Posted March 30, 2013 by luz_rodriguez

Daoistisches Qi Gong Levels 1 and 2 in Stuttgart, Germany

Cultivate the energy of the body and at the same time the quietness and stability of the mind through the healing postures of the Chinese Qi Gong. Samten A. Kobelt will teach in Stuttgart Germany, in German, on the weekend 13-14 April. continue
Posted March 30, 2013 by luz_rodriguez

Le Traité de la société eveillée

The Marseille Shambhala Centre is pleased to announce a programme open to the public on the Enlightened Society Treatise from Friday, April 5th to Sunday April 7th. Le Traité de la Société Éveillée est un texte exceptionnel disponible en version française dans les centres Shambhala. continue
Posted March 30, 2013 by luz_rodriguez

Shambhala Zentrum Marburg Karma Dzong: Direktor/in gesucht

Das Shambhala Zentrum Marburg ist weiterhin auf der Suche nach einer neuen Direktorin / einem neuen Direktor. Eine Stellenausschreibung mit weiteren Informationen findet Ihr unter folgendem Link: 
http://tinyurl.com/b8yumjx From: Shambhala Europe Blog continue
Posted March 30, 2013 by luz_rodriguez

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