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Fort Collins Shambhala Meditation Center opens an Art Gallery

Fort Collins Shambhala Meditation Center opens an Art Gallery

The Fort Collins Shambhala Meditation Center recently celebrated their new gallery space called Shambhala Contemporary by exhibiting the works of Sue Hammond West, a nationally known painter and mixed media artist and chair of the Visual Arts Department at Naropa University in Boulder, CO. Hammond West ... continue
Posted March 31, 2009 by
Abastanza, a new release by Andrew Sweeny

Abastanza, a new release by Andrew Sweeny

After a couple of years of recording and mixing, Andrew has finally made available nearly ALL of his songs and albums – 108 titles.  The newest recordings are Ekstasis and Abastanza!   There are can all be downloaded in zip format for free continue
Posted March 31, 2009 by Jessica Sarapoff
First Shambhala Training Level I in Bangkok, April 3-5

First Shambhala Training Level I in Bangkok, April 3-5 – HIGHLIGHT

Ringu Tulku addresses the Bangkok Shambhala Meditation Group Loppon Phuntso Gyaltsen Participants at Healing Mind and Body The Bangkok shrine room Lama Jigme Jinpa Shambhala Day, 2009 The newly appointed Bangkok Shambhala Meditation Group is offering its first-ever Shambhala Training Level I during the weekend of the 22nd anniversary of ... continue
Posted March 30, 2009 by
On the Passing of His Holiness Penor Rinpoche

On the Passing of His Holiness Penor Rinpoche

The following is a letter by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche: To the Shambhala Community, It is with a sad and heavy heart that I write to you today with the passing of His Holiness Drupwang Pema Norbu Rinpoche. His Holiness single-handedly revitalized and strengthened the Nyingma tradition. He also ... continue
Posted March 28, 2009 by
His Holiness Penor Rinpoche Passes Away

His Holiness Penor Rinpoche Passes Away

His Holiness Penor Rinpoche His Holiness Drubwang Pema Norbu Rinpoche has passed away in India. The Sakyong, presently in Germany, will be sending an address to the Shambhala community in the near future. Until that time, Vajrasattva mantra may be done by vajrayana students. His Holiness has been ... continue
Posted March 27, 2009 by

The Evolution of an American Buddhist Lineage

By Waylon H. Lewis It may well be ironic, in a community founded upon the notion of impermanence—a community formed by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, the rug-pulling, cocoon-popping pioneer who first succeeded in making the genuine Buddhadharma fully accessible to the modern West—that we are still so ... continue
Posted March 26, 2009 by
Interview with Lee Weingrad of Surmang Foundation

Interview with Lee Weingrad of Surmang Foundation – HIGHLIGHT

Surmang Monastery, in eastern Tibet, was founded 600 years ago by the first of the Trungpa lineage holders. Until 1959, Surmang was the seat of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Today, Surmang is one of the poorest regions in the world; local people  have an average annual income ... continue
Posted March 26, 2009 by
Conversations With My Son

Conversations With My Son

Conversations With My Son By Mushim Ikeda Nash Mushim Ikeda Nash is a writer and Zen practitioner, community peace activist and member of the Buddhist Peace Fellowship, diversity facilitator for Bay Area Buddhist Groups and Naropa University, and mother of a teenage son. In the following essay ... continue
Posted March 26, 2009 by
Shambhala on Facebook

Shambhala on Facebook

Washington, D.C. member Beth Roberts sends this report on Global Shambhala Network, a Facebook group she created. (What is Facebook? It is one of the largest and most popular of social networking sites, with almost 70 million users worldwide.) Here’s what Beth has to say about Global Shambhala ... continue
Posted March 26, 2009 by
Nowruz - the Persian New Year - Celebrated in Teheran

Nowruz – the Persian New Year – Celebrated in Teheran – HIGHLIGHT

A haft-sin table in a local restaurant The haft-sin table at the shamatha group's Nowruz party Eid-eh Shoma Mobarak! Happy New Year! The Teheran shamatha group celebrated Nowruz – “New Day”, the Persian new year – this week. We received some photos from our friends in Teheran on the ... continue
Posted March 25, 2009 by
Recapping the Rinchen Terdzo in Orissa, India

Recapping the Rinchen Terdzo in Orissa, India – HIGHLIGHT

The Rinchen Terdzo concluded on March 4th after three months of empowerments. This article is a digest of what happened during the Rinchen Terdzo, bestowed by His Eminence Namkha Drimed Rinpoche upon Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche in Orissa, India. continue
Posted March 23, 2009 by Walker Blaine
Awakened Early, and Often: Family Camp at Dorje Denma Ling

Awakened Early, and Often: Family Camp at Dorje Denma Ling – HIGHLIGHT

Family Camp 2008 at Dorje Denma Ling was wonderfully successful with over 40 parents and children coming together for a week of practice, lawn games, crafts, beach outings, campfires, dancing, theater and ritual. Throughout the Shambhala mandala, at Karme Choling, Shambhala Mountain Center and Dechen Choling, Family ... continue
Posted March 23, 2009 by
Discovering Basic Goodness in the Classroom

Discovering Basic Goodness in the Classroom

I never wanted to be a teacher. It just somehow happened. Now it’s been four years since I graduated with my masters in education. Slowly I’ve come to realize that I am a natural teacher. It’s in my blood. My grandmother was a teacher, my great-grandparents ... continue
Posted March 20, 2009 by
Welcome to the Spring Equinox focus on Family!

Welcome to the Spring Equinox focus on Family! – HIGHLIGHT

I’m pleased to have been invited as guest editor for this Shambhala Times focus on Family. Thanks to my co-editor, David Whitehorn, for working with me in presenting a sample of writings about families and Shambhala. As a Grade One teacher, one of the things I explore ... continue
Posted March 20, 2009 by Susan Williams
Mindful Parenting

Mindful Parenting

As anyone who has practiced meditation is likely to know, being able to remain seated and watch the mind without judgment is much harder than it sounds. However, that pales in comparison to the challenges I’ve faced as a parent, as anyone who has helped raise ... continue
Posted March 20, 2009 by


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