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Dec 21

Happy Memories of Children’s Day

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Cheerful Season’s Greetings from the Shambhala Times!

Traditionally, Shambhalians recognize and celebrate the changing of the seasons on Nyida Days. One of the most beloved of these celebrations is Children’s Day, which comes at the winter solstice, celebrated this year on December 21st. We hope you enjoy this selection of images from past celebrations from the last few years, and encourage you to send photos and descriptions of your home or center events for 2016 to [email protected] . Share the joy of Children’s Day!


Boulder Shambhala Center's Children's Day Shrine, with a local tiger making a debut

Boulder Shambhala Center’s Children’s Day Shrine, with a local tiger making a debut


Children's Day event at the Vienna Shambhala Center

Children’s Day event at the Vienna Shambhala Center


Karme Choling's Children's Day shrine

Karme Choling’s Children’s Day shrine


Marguerite Drescher and family's Children's Day Shine

Marguerite Drescher and family’s Children’s Day Shine


Children's day participant at the San Francisco center

Children’s day participant at the San Francisco center

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An Open Letter in Support of Occupy Movement

An Open Letter in Support of Occupy Movement – HIGHLIGHT

Buddhist and Yoga Teachers Write an Open Letter in Support of Occupy Movement Ethan Nichtern and Michael Stone have composed a letter about why teachers of Buddhism and yoga should support the Occupy Movement. And they’ve reached out to their peers, asking a number of fellow leaders ... continue
Posted November 12, 2011 by
Shambhala Occupies Oakland

Shambhala Occupies Oakland – HIGHLIGHT

by Martha Silverspring Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown visited the Berkeley Shambhala Center October 28th to teach a weekend program on Loving Kindness. On Sunday morning, the Acharya and about 15 of us spent two hours as participants of Occupy Oakland, doing loving-kindness practice on the steps of Frank ... continue
Posted November 9, 2011 by
Best Buddhist Book of 2011

Best Buddhist Book of 2011 – HIGHLIGHT

This Just In: Walking the Tiger’s Path, the memoir by Paul Kendel, just won an award as one of the Best Books in the USA for 2011! It was the sole winner in the Buddhist books category. The book was also a finalist for Biography/Memoir. Congratulations ... continue
Posted November 7, 2011 by
Fun Raising at the Kalapa Court

Fun Raising at the Kalapa Court – HIGHLIGHT

by Tune Faulkner It was a warm, balmy evening when many of us gathered at the Kalapa Court in Halifax for a fun raising event in early October at the Dignity: Governing Enlightened Society gathering. No, that’s not a typo, that’s my experience of what these events ... continue
Posted October 30, 2011 by
Being Present: Meditation at Occupy Wall Street

Being Present: Meditation at Occupy Wall Street – HIGHLIGHT

Guest article by Patrick Groneman, currently the Interim Executive Director of the Interdependence Project. This past Sunday, the Interdependence Project helped organize a mindfulness meditation at Zuccotti Park, site of the Occupy Wall Street demonstration in Downtown Manhattan. In coordination with the Buddhist Peace Fellowship, sits ... continue
Posted October 21, 2011 by

Four more languages have Shambhala YouTube Channels

Following up on the tremendous multilingual efforts for the Shambhala Lineage Festival, there is more good news on the multilingual Shambhala front. In the last two weeeks four more languages have Shambhala YouTube Channels launched. They are mostly still in a “beta” phase as we refine the ... continue
Posted October 13, 2011 by Hamish_MacLaren
Spark of Dignity: Governance Gathering with the Sakyong

Spark of Dignity: Governance Gathering with the Sakyong – HIGHLIGHT

This past weekend, bathed in 70(F)-degree weather, brilliant sunshine, luscious winds and the vivid display of autumnal splendor, over 400 leaders of Shambhala gathered together to receive teachings from Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche on the path of leadership. Filling the McGinnis Room at Dalhousie University in Halifax, ... continue
Posted October 11, 2011 by
Walking Backwards

Walking Backwards

Mark Frutkin, of Ottawa, is pleased to announce the launching of his new book, Walking Backwards, a travel memoir, at Collected Works Bookstore on: Wednesday, September 21 at 7:30 pm. Collected Works Bookstore is located at 1242 Wellington Street West (near Holland), in Ottawa. From Istanbul to New Delhi ... continue
Posted September 21, 2011 by
Self-Esteem or Self-Compassion?

Self-Esteem or Self-Compassion? – HIGHLIGHT

by Iektje van Bolhuis As a student of the dharma and psychology, I get very excited to find that many recent research findings are remarkably consistent with dharma teachings. Recently, I published the following blog on my work website about research findings on self-compassion. This is a ... continue
Posted September 8, 2011 by iektje

A call for writings from young practitioners

Shambhala Publications, one of the world’s pre-eminent publishers of dharma books, is putting a call out for personal essays (or poems, screenplays, short stories) of up to 2,500 words (approximately 5-6 double-spaced pages) from Buddhist practitioners under the age of 35 on what it’s like to ... continue
Posted September 6, 2011 by
Little Black Book

Little Black Book

Long time sangha member, personal chef and culinary instructor Phyllis Segura has written and self-published a book of recipes and personal memories. From 1968-1977, as Phyllis lived in New York, California, Mexico, Venezuela and Boulder, she carried with her a small black notebook in which she ... continue
Posted August 29, 2011 by
21st Commemoration for the Vajra Regent Osel Tendzin

21st Commemoration for the Vajra Regent Osel Tendzin – HIGHLIGHT

On August 25, 1990, the Vajra Regent Osel Tendzin passed away in San Francisco, California. Who was this man, and why do we commemorate his life? On August 22, 1976, the Vidyadhara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche empowered Thomas F. Rich, Ösel Tendzin, as his Vajra Regent, and lineage ... continue
Posted August 25, 2011 by
Up Since Dark Lighting Candles

Up Since Dark Lighting Candles – HIGHLIGHT

A Warrior Tribute by Nora King in honor of the passing of Los Angeles sangha member Annita Fry. Trying to honor the mystery of passage. Set up a little alter on a round glass table held up by brass roses. The roses were once gold dipped, perhaps ... continue
Posted August 9, 2011 by
A Wedding On Top of the World

A Wedding On Top of the World – HIGHLIGHT

To say they were on top of the world would be more than accurate. Hannah Kinderlehrer and Paul Fowler were married on June 12, 2011 at the Flagstaff Amphitheater overlooking the city of Boulder, Colorado. Hannah and Paul’s four-year-old son, Luca, carried himself as the image of ... continue
Posted July 21, 2011 by heather_campbell_grimes
IN THE NEWS: Findings of the Shamatha Project

IN THE NEWS: Findings of the Shamatha Project – HIGHLIGHT

Shambhala Mountain Center gained media attention recently in The Observer, one of Britain’s oldest Sunday newspapers. The article, “How meditation might ward off the effects of aging,” discusses the findings of the Shamatha Project, led by Dr. Alan Wallace and hosted by Shambhala Mountain Center in ... continue
Posted April 27, 2011 by

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