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Grand Conclusion of the Gongter

Grand Conclusion of the Gongter – HIGHLIGHT

The Gongter ends auspiciously with an Amitayus abhisheka and the Lingdro Dances by Walker Blaine Buddha Amitayus The final day of the Gongter was one of forward vision and celebration. The conclusion of the reading transmissions and thanksgiving to Lhuntrul Rinpoche happened the day before, and the final empowerment occurred ... continue
Posted November 24, 2015 by CGH
Letter from the Sakyong Wangmo

Letter from the Sakyong Wangmo – HIGHLIGHT

The Sakyong Wangmo writes to us from Nepal As we prepare to celebrate the birthday of the Kongma Sakyong, I felt inspired to share some thoughts and feelings with all of you. As everyone knows, this has been a tremendous year for our family, first with the ... continue
Posted November 17, 2015 by CGH
Sakyong Gives Talk at Gongter

Sakyong Gives Talk at Gongter – HIGHLIGHT

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche Addresses Western Students at the Gongter Near the end of the Gongter, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche gave an evening talk to the Westerners and English-speaking Tibetans attending the empowerments. About two hundred people attended the event, which was followed by a blessing line where everyone ... continue
Posted November 16, 2015 by CGH
Gesar: Heart of the Gongter Empowerments

Gesar: Heart of the Gongter Empowerments – HIGHLIGHT

Gongter empowerments continue on the sacred ground of Parpeng by Walker Blaine Namkha Drimed Rinpoche After the first five empowerments of the Gongter, Namkha Drimed Rinpoche’s termas of key practices in the Nyingma lineage, we moved into what could be considered the heart of these transmissions, the empowerments for ... continue
Posted November 15, 2015 by CGH
The Magic of Lhasang

The Magic of Lhasang – HIGHLIGHT

Lhasang with the Sakyong, Sakyong Wangmo and His Eminence Namkha Drimed Rinpoche.COLUMN: Dharma Teachings by Acharya Daniel Hessey and Walker Blaine “When we do a lhasang to bring down the magic energy of enlightenment and drala, the smoke of the lhasang is said to purify those obstacles that ... continue
Posted February 24, 2014 by Editor
Human Drala

Human Drala – HIGHLIGHT

“Rowga”COLUMN: Dharma Teachings by Russell Rodgers, Nelson, B.C. Sometimes one encounters people or places that cut through one’s habitual chain of thoughts. The Tibetan word for that is “drala”, which means “above the enemy”. In this case the enemy is our cocoon of gossipy thoughts that keeps us ... continue
Posted June 28, 2013 by Editor
Principles of Enlightened Warriorship

Principles of Enlightened Warriorship – HIGHLIGHT

Gesar of Ling: Principles of Enlightened Warriorship with Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche by Sean Raggett, London The London Shambhala Centre welcomed back Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche for the second annual cycle of teachings on Gesar of Ling. In an event attended by students from both the Shambhala and Ripa sanghas, ... continue
Posted June 6, 2013 by Editor
Ordinary and Extra-ordinary Magic

Ordinary and Extra-ordinary Magic – HIGHLIGHT

Casa de El Gigante statueMeeting Gesar at Casa Werma by Gabriela Cordova In the spring of 2008, a group of friends from the Mexican sangha from Shambhalacalli went to Dechen Choling, France, to the Gesar Festival and to Rigden Abhisheka. We were very excited about our brand new ... continue
Posted June 2, 2013 by Editor
Gesar in Story and Song, part 2

Gesar in Story and Song, part 2 – HIGHLIGHT

Audio recording offered by Khenpo Gawang Rinpoche to the Shambhala community When you tell the story of buddhas and bodhisattvas, there are many ways to tell them: outer, inner and secret biographies. In this case, we’re going to tell the outer biography of Gesar. He is the son of ... continue
Posted June 1, 2012 by Editor
Gesar in Story and Song

Gesar in Story and Song – HIGHLIGHT

Inspired by the profound teachings of Gesar of Ling, the mythical, historical, holder of sacred buddhist teachings, Khenpo Gawang Rinpoche has offered the Shambhala Times readers an audio gift of song and story. This broadcast tells the story of Gesar going to India and the hell ... continue
Posted December 15, 2011 by Editor
Riding the Powerful Steed of Compassion

Riding the Powerful Steed of Compassion – HIGHLIGHT

Gesar’s Horse, Kyang Go Karkar In many of the great stories and myths of the world, a powerful and intelligent horse plays a significant role. The hero or heroine rides the most magnificent of steeds like a throne which is alive with the power of ... continue
Posted September 25, 2009 by

The Birth of King Gesar’s Qualities – HIGHLIGHT

To harvest peace, we contemplate the enlightened qualities required to benefit a world torn asunder by violence and greed. In the Tibetan tradition this is brought to life in the story of the birth of King Gesar of Ling, the famed hero-warrior who overcame obstacles ... continue
Posted September 24, 2009 by
Sakyong Wangmo invites all Shambhalians to the long life ritual for the Kongma Sakyong

Sakyong Wangmo invites all Shambhalians to the long life ritual for the Kongma Sakyong – HIGHLIGHT

The Sakyong Wangmo, Khandro Tseyang, has issued a formal invitation requesting all Shambhalians to take part in a major, mandala-wide long life ritual for the Kongma Sakyong, Jamgon Mipham Rinpoche. The full text of her statement follows below. The elaborate ceremony, known as a Tenshuk, will take ... continue
Posted August 31, 2009 by Editor

Warrior Song of King Gesar

Our earth is wounded Her oceans and lakes are sick Her rivers are like running sores The air is filled with subtle poisons And the oily smoke of countless hellish fires blackens the sun Day has become night. Fish are born deformed; birds fall lifeless from the sky Forests and plains wither Animals running ... continue
Posted April 17, 2009 by Jennifer Holder
Born in Shambhala

Born in Shambhala

To all babies born or about to be born in our sangha: welcome! We know how easily you are imprinted and impressed by whatever we present to you in your early months and years. Once born in this world, depending on circumstance, chances are you will face ... continue
Posted March 10, 2009 by

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