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How the vision of Shambhala may support the transformation and well-being of all South Africans

by Michal George

Here in South Africa, we are approaching 25 years of democracy. Nelson Mandela is gone, and on many levels, his legacy lies in tatters. The newly-elected president of the African National Congress, Cyril Ramaphosa, who is almost certain to become the country’s new President in 2019, recently vowed to “confront people who are trying to divide the ANC,” and urged “the creation of a united, non-racial, non-sexist, democratic, prosperous and equitable society.” But how does one pursue such grand aspirations day to day? How do ordinary citizens – who for years have been eager to contribute to Mandela’s dream of a legitimate Rainbow Nation, only to find themselves disillusioned by corruption, deep-seated racism, sexism, and political infighting – rekindle their faith in a brighter future? Continue…

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International Advanced Assemblies Calendar for 2018

International Advanced Assemblies Calendar for 2018 The following Assemblies in 2018 require that you apply and be accepted through the Shambhala Office of Practice and Education: * Enlightened Society Assembly * Warrior Assembly * Sacred World Assembly * Rigden Abhisheka * Scorpion Seal Assembly Year 1 Please follow the link for program dates and information on how to apply and register. continue

Community Articles - 2018-04-17 - 1 comment

The Possibilities of Butterfly

The Possibilities of Butterfly Appreciating a Level II for teens recently taught by Shastri Nick Kranz at Karmê Chöling by Ann-Marie Keppel Often adults are afraid of ... continue

Community Articles - 2018-04-15 - 1 comment

Shambhala’s Bank

Shambhala's Bank An interview that tells us what Shambhalians really ought to know about the Shambhala Credit Union with Bob Sutherland, CEO Times:  What is the ... continue

Featured Stories - 2018-04-13 - 2 comments

Eye-Witness Report, Part Two

Eye-Witness Report, Part Two Tracing the origins of the current Rohingya crisis, and a call to action by Richard Reoch This crisis is far from over. Journalists ... continue

Featured Stories - 2018-04-11 - 6 comments

Eye-Witness Report, Part One

Eye-Witness Report, Part One A Shambhala representative spends time among the Rohingya refugees by Richard Reoch I have just returned from the largest refugee camp in the ... continue

Mandala Projects - 2018-04-09 - 3 comments

Shambhala Household

Shambhala Household A new program to assist practitioners in establishing a Shambhala household by Lady Diana Mukpo To the noble Shambhala sangha, As some of you ... continue

Sakyong and Family - 2018-04-07 - 2 comments

Harm and Healing

Harm and Healing A message from Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche To the Noble Shambhala Community, I write to you today with an open and tender heart. We ... continue

Sakyong and Family - 2018-04-05 - 2 comments

Puja for Healing

Puja for Healing The Sakyong to Perform Padmasambhava Puja for Kindness and Healing, April 28-29 by Walker Blaine The Kongma Sakyong will perform a two-day Könchok ... continue

VCTR Tributes - 2018-04-03 - 1 comment

At the Time of the 25th Rigden

At the Time of the 25th Rigden In 1993, Jigme Phuntsok Rinpoche visited North America, where he met and taught Trungpa Rinpoche’s students in Colorado and Nova Scotia. ... continue

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On Retreat

 Reflections on the pleasures and value of retreat practice by Susan Firer Winter is such a beautiful time of year, especially in the country where the snow can stay white much longer than it can in the city. Winter is also a good time to slow down and hibernate just a little bit, which brings me to this month’s topic: Retreat. I highly recommend taking time away/time for ourselves. What does this mean? I think there is no one answer. It’s subjective, and that’s totally fine. A retreat is not synonymous with being alone, but I think solitude is a fairly common desire when people want to go on a retreat. This type of retreat is often referred to as getting away – as in, I just need ... continue

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