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Contemplating presence in the moment, while preparing for retreat

by Susan Firer

broomThis past week I was preparing for a week-long silent retreat sending out emails, cooking, cleaning and the like. I had one of those moments where a feeling arises spontaneously and it has weight to it, so you sort of stop and notice it briefly. The feeling came about while I was vacuuming and dusting the meditation room. I had a sensory memory of when I was younger and getting the house ready for the holidays, anticipating my siblings, who were already on their own, coming home. It was a very ordinary yet extra-ordinary experience all at once. I realized that I was doing the work without complaint, and without wishing I were doing something else; I was doing it joyfully. I was just perfectly there in the moment! Continue…

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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

Four new non-English 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 week ten days four new non-English Shambhala YouTube channels have been launched. They are mostly still in a “beta” phase as we ... continue
Posted October 13, 2011 by Hamish_MacLaren

Interview with the Sakyong on French TV

Interview with the Sakyong on French TV, channel France 2 broadcast on Sunday the 9th October 2011. You can see this for one week on their web site click on Sagesses bouddhistes The second part will air on the 16th October. There is more about ... continue
Posted October 10, 2011 by Hamish_MacLaren

Meetings on Enlightened Society and Denver Shambhala planning

These meetings will be coming in October-November! We will be announcing these dates very soon. Stay tuned. Get Connected To receive intra-sangha communications about the operations of  our Center, please consider enrolling in Denver Announce and Denver Discuss.  You can do this by sending a request to become ... continue
Posted October 7, 2011 by kate_madsen

Sangha Supper – Friday October 7, 2011

You are warmly invited to come to the October Harvest Sangha Supper  Friday October 7th from 6:30 -8:00 PM. Sitting will be from 6:30pm – 7:00pm in the Main Shrine Room, and the potluck supper and community time in the Community Room starts right after sitting. You may ... continue
Posted October 2, 2011 by kate_madsen

Sakyong’s Basic Goodness video has captions in four languages: English French, Russian and Spanish

Basic Goodness video by the Sakyong now has closed captions in four languages: English French, Russian and Spanish. At Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche -Official YouTube Channel (www.youtube.com/user/officialsakyong Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche en español ( (www.youtube.com/user/SMRShambhalaEsp It is on the Kiev Groups web site with Russian captions at ... continue
Posted September 21, 2011 by Hamish_MacLaren
Save the date for the Pacific Northwest Winter Retreat 2011

Save the date for the Pacific Northwest Winter Retreat 2011

Shamatha-Vipassana Retreat will be held at Camp Pringle on Shawnigan Lake in the hills of Vancouver Island. Sunday December 18th 2011 to Sunday January 1st, 2012 The Shamatha-Vipassana program will focus on mindfulness-awareness practice. Also included will be meditation instruction, Dharma Talks, contemplations, physical exercise, experiential and ... continue
Posted June 20, 2011 by John David Smith

Shambhala Art Wheel Chair Calligraphy Performance May 10, 2009

From the annnual Shambhala Arts Day event at Dechen Choling. Performed by Herbert Elsky and Fabrice Champion. Video by Jean Francois Louis. From this link From: Accessibility and Disability continue
Posted June 8, 2011 by Hamish_MacLaren

Sign language discussion

There is a lively discusion on the Shambhala Network “Sign language discussion” which has already 24 posts about using sign langauge at dharma talks. I you can take at look at it at http://shambhalanetwork.org/groups/accessibility-and-disability/forum/topic/sign-language-discussion/?topic_page=1&num=15 If you can’t access the Network you could post here. The original post is: For ... continue
Posted June 3, 2011 by Hamish_MacLaren
New website to support young sangha around the world

New website to support young sangha around the world – HIGHLIGHT

Have you seen www.every-bodhi.org? Everybodhi is an initiative started by Shambhala Europe to support young people on the path and open doors for new people to explore the three jewels. It is created by young people, for young people. Everybodhi’s mission is To bring together the ... continue
Posted May 25, 2011 by

Art In Motion – Children’s Summer Arts Camps with Elizabeth Craig

Collage and Hand-Embellished Papers (Ages 6 and up) June 27th – July 1st , 10 am – 12:00 noon Using the process of layering materials, students will explore a variety of painting techniques and surface design to create beautifully hand colored and collaged papers. These papers can be ... continue
Posted February 27, 2011 by
Shambhala hosted by Dalai Lama's Retreat Center

Shambhala hosted by Dalai Lama’s Retreat Center – HIGHLIGHT

Judith Broadus writes about the first Shambhala Training held at the Dalai Lama’s Retreat Center in Bloomington, Indiana. A Shambhala Training Level I was held in the library of the Cultural Center at Kumbum West, The Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center (TMBCC), located on 108 acres ... continue
Posted November 4, 2010 by

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An enlightened society is a diverse society. The purpose of the SNAPOCSF is to provide scholarships to qualified Shambhala members who are people of color and need financial aid in order to attend advanced programs such as Warrior Assembly, dathun, seminary, and meditation instructor or teacher training. The intention is to help ... continue
Posted August 12, 2010 by Chris Hoffman

Mission

The purpose of the North American People of Color Scholarship Fund is to support the Shambhala Mandala’s aspirations related to diversity by making available financial assistance to people of color on the Shambhala Buddhist path who aspire to attend programs that will enable them to contribute ... continue
Posted August 11, 2010 by Chris Hoffman

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