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Introducing Dorje Khyung Dzong Retreat Center

Introducing Dorje Khyung Dzong Retreat Center

Dorje Khyung Dzong [Vajra Garuda Fortress] was named for the upper retreat place at Surmang Düdtsi-til, one of the main Surmang monasteries that are the seat of the Trungpa tulku lineage in eastern Tibet. Melissa and Bruce Robinson are the resident directors of Dorje Khyung Dzong ... continue
Posted February 28, 2009 by
Know Your Shambhala: The Quiz

Know Your Shambhala: The Quiz – HIGHLIGHT

1. What is the name of the Shambhala Practice Centre whose name means “Dharma Place of Great Bliss”? 2. Who was the King of Shambhala who received the Kalachakra Tantra from the Buddha? 3. In what year was the Great Stupa of Dharmakaya formally consecrated by His Holiness ... continue
Posted February 28, 2009 by

Essays on the Shambhala Buddhist Chants

[caption id=”attachment_504″ align=”alignright” width=”150″ This document has drawn immensely appreciative feedback. The following excerpt from the Preface might help explain why: The Kootenay Shambhala Centre is in the town of Nelson, B.C., Canada. We have had the usual disagreements about whether it is appropriate to do ... continue
Posted February 27, 2009 by James Northcote
Zone of Peace and Twittering in the Midst of Change

Zone of Peace and Twittering in the Midst of Change – HIGHLIGHT

What a fascinating presidential season at the Washington DC Shambhala Center! In early November, President Richard Reoch visited and helped to energize a 36-hour marathon session of open sitting to provide a space of quiet and sanity surrounding the presidential election. This effort brought together the ... continue
Posted February 27, 2009 by Larry
Shambhala Day Address Online; Shambhala Times Welcomes in New Year; Offerings Online

Shambhala Day Address Online; Shambhala Times Welcomes in New Year; Offerings Online

The Sakyong’s Shambhala Day address for the Year of the Ox and remarks by the Sakyong Wangmo and President Reoch are now online. Shambhala Times, our new online Shambhala Community News Magazine, goes live today to welcome everyone to new year. The first edition highlights the largest survey ... continue
Posted February 26, 2009 by
Gutor Rituals and Lama Dances in Orissa, India

Gutor Rituals and Lama Dances in Orissa, India

View photographs of the gutor rituals and lama dances at Thupden Mindrolling Monastery Monastery in Orissa, India, the seat of His Eminence Namkha Drimed Rinpoche. The gutor rituals, done at the end of the year in order to dispel negativity, were attended by His Eminence Namkha ... continue
Posted February 25, 2009 by
Shambhalacalli en Tepotzlan

Shambhalacalli en Tepotzlan

Escrito para The Dot. Traducido al español por Luz Rodríguez. Brus y Jean Westby viven la mayor parte del año en Bucerías (México), y la acharya Allyn Lyon les invitó hace poco a formar parte del equipo de un retiro de una semana en Shambhalacalli, en Tepotzlán, ... continue
Posted February 25, 2009 by Brus Westby
Scorpion Seal Assembly

Scorpion Seal Assembly

News from the Office of Practice and Education Scorpion Seal Assembly The Kongma Sakyong, Jamgon Mipham Rinpoche will open the Scorpion Seal terma path this summer to qualified vajrayana students in four locations in the mandala. These Scorpion Seal Assemblies will provide the context in which to introduce ... continue
Posted February 25, 2009 by
Applied Mindfulness Conference: Inviting Workshop Proposals

Applied Mindfulness Conference: Inviting Workshop Proposals

The Applied Mindfulness Conference announces it is now accepting proposals to lead interactive workshops at the second annual conference. This unique symposium brings together practitioners of mindfulness and contemplative disciplines to exchange information and ideas about extending these practices into business, organizational, and other workplace settings. ... continue
Posted February 25, 2009 by
Parinirvana of Chinese Chan Master Sheng Yen

Parinirvana of Chinese Chan Master Sheng Yen

On February 3rd, 2009 Venerable Master Sheng Yen entered into Parinirvana in Taiwan from a long term illness. President Richard Reoch immediately wrote a letter to the Abbot President Master Guo Dong of Dharma Drum Mountain. The President said in the letter, “I am writing to ... continue
Posted February 25, 2009 by
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Posted February 25, 2009 by
Bat Mitzvah in Beijing

Bat Mitzvah in Beijing

L’Chaim! Lha gyal lo! Beijing resident Lee Weingrad, CEO of the Surmang Foundation, and his beautiful wife, Wang Wenjing, recently celebrated the Valentine’s Day bat mitzvah of their beloved daughter Iana Cybelle. He writes, “I always was amazed at my karma to have moved here and live here ... continue
Posted February 25, 2009 by
The Inheritance of Race in an Enlightened Diverse Society

The Inheritance of Race in an Enlightened Diverse Society

By Gale Young “It’s okay Gale” my long time professional partner, an African American, said in 1992, “Sunday is the most segregated time in America. Relax. It’s your white ethnic experience”.  Except for the Level One instructor, I hadn’t seen another person of color in either the ... continue
Posted February 25, 2009 by
News from the Office of the Kalapa Court

News from the Office of the Kalapa Court

Welcome to News from the Office of the Kalapa Court. The Sakyong’s Shambhala Day address and Sakyong Wangmo’s address are now available on line as transcriptions and audio recordings. These are also available in Spanish, along with President Reoch’s remarks. In this year’s Shambhala Day address, ... continue
Posted February 24, 2009 by David_Brown
Appointments from the Office of the Kalapa Court

Appointments from the Office of the Kalapa Court

On behalf of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and President Reoch, the Office of the Kalapa Court wishes to announce the following appointments and retirements. Buffalo, NY: Recognized as a Shambhala Meditation Group; Steve Clookey and Trudy Stern, Coordinators Cologne, Germany: Marita van Heukelom, Warrior Cleveland, OH: Richard Weiner, Warrior ... continue
Posted February 24, 2009 by David_Brown


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