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Ron Renz and Janet Whelan at Taktsang, BhutanOn behalf of the Kongma Sakyong and the Kalapa Council, the Office of the Sakyong is delighted to announce the appointment of Ron Renz and Janet Whelan as Co-Directors of Gampo Abbey. They are succeeding Director Richard Haspray, who ... continue
Posted November 22, 2016 by David_Brown
The SakyongOn December 3rd and 4th, the Sakyong will perform two pujas, or intensive practices, for the benefit of the community and the world. The Sakyong receives many requests for blessings and overcoming obstacles and pujas held twice a year are times he dedicates to caring ... continue
Posted November 7, 2016 by Walker Blaine
Kongma Sakyong Harvest of Peace 2016
The Sakyong’s Harvest of Peace address to the international community is now available online. In this year’s address, the Kongma Sakyong touched on strengthening families, looking to the future, loyalty to basic goodness, balancing bravery and tenderness, and extending out.
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Posted September 27, 2016 by David_Brown
In a summer marked by violence, political divisiveness, homophobia, and systemic racism, let the recent tragedy in Nice and the turmoil in Turkey serve as reminders of the preciousness of life. To counteract such degeneration, let us look within to face our fears and open our ... continue
Posted July 15, 2016 by David_Brown
This May, leaders from throughout the Four Pillars of the Shambhala community gathered at Karme Choling with the Kongma Sakyong, for the first Kalapa Garchen (Great Gathering.) The Sakyong made it clear this was to be the first of many more — and likely much larger ... continue
Posted July 8, 2016 by David_Brown
A video by Acharya Pema Chodron and Shastri Loden Nyima has just been posted on the Shambhala Times describing the vision of the Shambhala Monastic Order, answering some frequently asked questions, and outlining the current offerings of 9-12 month monastic residencies themed around the Four Dignities ... continue
Posted June 17, 2016 by David_Brown
On behalf of the entire Shambhala Community I express profound sadness and pain toward the brutal killings in Orlando this past weekend. As we now know, Florida has suffered the deadliest mass shooting in American history. My heart breaks for everyone affected by this tragedy. I ... continue
Posted June 14, 2016 by David_Brown
The Office of the Sakyong is pleased to announce that the Kongma Sakyong has formally appointed Ms. Magali Meneses Ibañez to the position of acharya. A native of Santiago, Chile Ms. Meneses is the first South American acharya.
Magali has been a key leader in the ... continue
Posted June 13, 2016 by David_Brown
We are delighted to announce that within the past month the Kalapa Media Information Technology Team has made a transition to Universal Transformation Format (UTF-8) which enables Shambhala’s web pages and the Shambhala Database to be vastly more multilingual.
Previously alphabets containing diacritic characters were incompatible ... continue
Posted April 15, 2016 by David_Brown
The Office of the Kalapa Court is pleased to announce the appointment of twenty-six new shastris by the Sakyong, Jamgon Mipham Rinpoche, effective for three-year terms beginning this summer. These shastris join over ninety shastris appointed in recent years, fulfilling three year terms in their ... continue
Posted April 11, 2016 by David_Brown
The Sakyong made a strong connection with the Shambhala community of Copiapo, Chile during the Chilean Garchen in February. They were in the front-lines when a storm caused devastating mudslides leaving tens of thousands of people without power or drinking water last year. To read more ... continue
Posted April 8, 2016 by David_Brown
Dorje TsegyalNext week the Sakyong will be performing two pujas, or intensive practices. This is an opportunity to request the Sakyong to help friends, loved ones, or ourselves through these practices. The pujas will be Medicine Buddha April 8th, for health, healing, and recovery from illness, ... continue
Posted March 31, 2016 by David_Brown
The Sakyong will perform two pujas, or intensive practices, for the benefit of Shambhala this April 8th and 9th. This is an opportunity to request the Sakyong to specifically help a friend, loved one, or ourselves through these practices. The pujas will be Medicine Buddha, for ... continue
Posted March 17, 2016 by David_Brown
The Office of the Kalapa Court is delighted to announce the Lady Sharon Hoagland Endowment established through the vast generosity of Kalapa Patrons Lady Sharon and James Hoagland. Seeded with a million dollars principle, this endowment has been formed to stabilize and enrich the Sakyong ... continue
Posted March 4, 2016 by David_Brown
The Kongma Sakyong has returned to South America, presiding over an 8-day long Garchen retreat with 170 Chileans, Brazilians, and a few North Americans in Cuncumen Chile. Following the retreat, the Sakyong gave a public talk in Santiago and addressed the Shambhala community.
Acharyas Eve Rosenthal and ... continue
Posted March 3, 2016 by David_Brown
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