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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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Guésar de Ling: los principios del guerrero iluminado

El centro Shambhala de Londres tiene el placer de anunciar que Gyetrul Jigme Rimpoché regresará este año para seguir ofreciendo las enseñanzas preciosas de Guésar en el programa titulado Guésar de Ling: los principios del guerrero iluminado desde el viernes 10 al domingo 12 de mayo. continue
Posted March 28, 2013 by luz_rodriguez

El Tratado de la sociedad iluminada en Marsella

El centro Shambhala de Marsella tiene el placer de anunciar un programa, abierto al público, sobre El Tratado de la sociedad iluminada desde el viernes 5 al domingo 7 de abril. continue
Posted March 28, 2013 by luz_rodriguez

El Sákyong y la Sákyong Wangmo anuncian el nacimiento de su segunda hija

El Sákyong y la Sákyong Wangmo anunciaron el nacimiento de su segunda hija, llamada Jetsun Yudra el 14 de marzo. El nacimiento tuvo lugar en el Centro de Salud IWK de Halifax, el mismos en que nació Jetsun Drukmo en agosto de 2010. El nombre completo de ... continue
Posted March 28, 2013 by luz_rodriguez

Video subtitulado para conmemorar el parinirvana del Vidyadhara

Gracias al trabajo de un equipo de muchos traductores, transcriptores y un lector de pruebas infatigable, este video está disponible en YouTube con subtítulos en español y otros idiomas. Sutra: lo que enseñó el Buda -Vidyadhara, Chögyam Trungpa Rimpoché (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vu3ScmMn8Os) Disponible gracias a los Archivos  Shambhala www.archives.shambhala.org From: Shambhala ... continue
Posted March 28, 2013 by luz_rodriguez

Charlie and Ella’s first birthday

This post submitted by Nancy Smith: On Wednesday, March 20, Charlie and Ella Rubin turned one year old!  When they were newborns, Charlie and Ella were held by their families and many of our sangha members.  We had weekly shifts with them, two hours each, to help ... continue
Posted March 26, 2013 by John David Smith

Lesa Ricci kissing babies

Normally you don’t see leaders kissing babies after their term of office is over. photo: John David Smith   But on March 16, there she was kissing and  hugging and helping the birthday twins open  birthday presents on their first birthday.  Charlie and Ella and mother Vanessa Rubin (pictured) ... continue
Posted March 25, 2013 by John David Smith
Imagining Peace

Imagining Peace – HIGHLIGHT

Chicago,by Claudine Minini Chicago Shambhala Times Reporter We all dream of peace in our lives and in our world. The Sakyong, Jamgon Mipham Rinpoche will be traveling to Chicago in April to join the Honorable Rahm Emmanuel, Mayor of Chicago and the Honorable Toni Preckwinkle, Cook County Board ... continue
Posted March 25, 2013 by

Learning about leadership from Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

On March 16th some fourteen of the people who play a leadership role at the Portland Shambhala Meditation Center met in the main shrine room to watch a video recording of a talk that the Sakyong, Janpal Trinley Dradul, Rinpoche had recorded a week ago of a ... continue
Posted March 18, 2013 by John David Smith

Lesa Ricci Thanks and Farewell

Lesa Ricci sent this message by email.  It’s posted here in case you missed it: Dear Portland Shambhala Community, I want to express my deepest gratitude for the incredibly generous gifts that have been offered to me for my retirement as Shambhala Center Director. In addition to a ... continue
Posted February 18, 2013 by John David Smith

Paul Warwick Sukhavati

Friends, family, and students of Paul Warwick gathered at the Portland Shambhala Center on Friday February 8, 2013 for a Sukhavati ceremony for him.  Doug McCanne read a reflection written by Paul on his experience in the chapel in during the ceremony for his parent’s 50th Wedding ... continue
Posted February 11, 2013 by John David Smith

Shambhala Times is Looking for an Advertising Sales Agent

The Shambhala Times needs an advertising sales agent to assist with generating income for the Shambhala Times. This role, funded on a 25% commission basis, will work to find both local and national clients willing advertise with the Shambhala Times. This person will be responsible for ... continue
Posted February 7, 2013 by John David Smith

Ikebana Practice at the Kids Club

On January 20th the morning Community Sit included a parents discussion group and our Kids Club, during which parents can meditate with the rest of the community in the main Shrine Room while their kids participate in Kids Club.  On this particular Sunday, the kids  did ... continue
Posted January 29, 2013 by John David Smith

Shambhala Center Calendars

There is an old joke about how we take refuge in the Buddha, the Dharma, the Sangha and the schedule.   The schedule certainly does frame our being together as a community.  Having the Shambhala Center’s calendar handy makes it easy for me and I think you ... continue
Posted January 24, 2013 by John David Smith
Raising the Shambhala Banner in Taiwan!

Raising the Shambhala Banner in Taiwan! – HIGHLIGHT

by Yeachin Tsai, Taipei, Taiwan The buddha-dharma came to China from India about 2,000 years ago, and many schools have evolved since then. After hundreds of years of changing scenery, the only things that haven’t changed are the minds and hearts of human beings. Despite the countless ... continue
Posted January 19, 2013 by Yeachin Tsai

John David Smith is new Communications Director

Hi! I’m new Communications Director for Portland Shambhala Center. I took this job because I realized that at our Center this is a time when a lot of us will have to step forward and take a more active role in the functioning of our Center ... continue
Posted December 23, 2012 by John David Smith

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