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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

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
A Powerful Listener

A Powerful Listener – HIGHLIGHT

By Sakyong Wangmo, Khandro Tseyang This is an excerpt from a talk by the Sakyong Wangmo at a Yeshe Tsogyal feast practice that took place in Halifax, 20 April 2009. As you know, there is a lot of meaning in Yeshe Tsogyal. I’m sure many ... continue
Posted August 30, 2009 by
There Will Be Mishaps

There Will Be Mishaps – HIGHLIGHT

By Walt Hernandez One of the Kagyu mystics once said, “Being in the Kagyu tradition, the Kagyu lineage, is like inheriting constant mishaps. Constant mishaps. That’s true. If you are actually in contact with reality, and particularly if you are in control of reality, then you ... continue
Posted August 29, 2009 by
"Wow!"

“Wow!” – HIGHLIGHT

From the column Dharma Snacks by Cynthia Kneen Society is made up of individuals. Really, enlightened society is an individuals’ community. There is no extra “thing” called society. The spark, or magic, lies in our individuality rather than our uniformity. But 2+2=5 when individuals share the same ... continue
Posted August 28, 2009 by
Generosity Practices

Generosity Practices – HIGHLIGHT

By Lodro Rinzler At the Dana Group’s second annual in-person meeting, discussion arose about how the economic crisis has been affecting Shambhalians worldwide. Reports are coming in waves of Shambhalians losing their jobs, their homes, or encountering other unexpected fluctuations in financial stability. These circumstances often ... continue
Posted August 27, 2009 by
Intention for World Peace in 2009

Intention for World Peace in 2009 – HIGHLIGHT

By Susmita Barua The Buddhist Peace Fellowship has decided to participate in the first global World March for Peace and Non-violence from October 2, 2009 to January 2, 2010. The March was initiated by “World Without Wars,” an international organization launched by the Humanist Movement that ... continue
Posted August 26, 2009 by
Part 2: When Monsters Become Protectors

Part 2: When Monsters Become Protectors – HIGHLIGHT

The Transformational Power of Storytelling By Laura Simms Click here for Part 1 This story of The Transitional Place reflects what I feel I have begun to understand about the possibility of transforming energy through story. This is at the root of what I want to continue to ... continue
Posted August 25, 2009 by
When Monsters Become Protectors

When Monsters Become Protectors – HIGHLIGHT

The Transformational Power of Storytelling By Laura Simms Shortly after 9/11, I was asked to tell stories to children at several public schools in downtown Manhattan. My task was to generate conversations with children about what they had experienced and what fears were lingering. I went ... continue
Posted August 24, 2009 by
The Power of the Feminine

The Power of the Feminine – HIGHLIGHT

A Poem By Joan Whitacre To the soft power of the feminine gently stroking all closed hearts to yield, to care for water’s sweet taste for breezes’ balmy caress for grasses’ willowy waving for fire’s radiant glowing for all sentient beings’ cooing, laughing, peeping, crying. To the tough power of the feminine firmly cutting ... continue
Posted August 23, 2009 by
Gathering of Female Warriors in Boulder

Gathering of Female Warriors in Boulder – HIGHLIGHT

On August 1, Khandro Tseyang convened a gathering of female warriors in Boulder for an evening of wonderful food and cheer, raising toasts and lungta! Khandro-la made momos for the gathering and offered fresh gulab jamun, the Indian sweet. An evening for the ladies of Shambhala ... continue
Posted August 22, 2009 by

Details and Travel Dates for Ripa Monastery Opening with Dalai Lama and Namkha Drime

Main Temple at Padmasambhava Vihar, formerly Rigon Thupten Mindrolling The Shambhala community is warmly invited to attend the official opening of the Ripa monastery in Orissa with His Holiness the Dalai Lama, His Eminence Namkha Drimed Rinpoche and Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche. Ripa Ladrang recommends attendees review the information ... continue
Posted August 21, 2009 by

Celebrating Sophistication – HIGHLIGHT

By Sangyum Agness Au I write this from San Francisco, as a grand gathering of family and friends of the Au Clan draws to a close. Five generations have come together to celebrate my father’s 90th birthday, from his 96 and 93 year old Canadian ... continue
Posted August 20, 2009 by
Making Life Worth Living

Making Life Worth Living – HIGHLIGHT

By Alice Haspray Several years ago I went to Sydney, Cape Breton in Nova Scotia to teach a Level One Shambhala weekend. Sydney is a harbor town and a coal-mining town. It is a place suffused with the beauty of ocean and forest and ... continue
Posted August 18, 2009 by Alice_Haspray
Basic Space: Manifesting the Feminine Principle

Basic Space: Manifesting the Feminine Principle – HIGHLIGHT

By the Druk Sakyong Wangmo, Lady Diana Mukpo I am delighted to contribute a few words about the meaning and the importance of the role of the Sakyong Wangmo, based on my perspective as the first Sakyong Wangmo of the Kingdom. I hope that there will ... continue
Posted August 17, 2009 by
Arising from Space: A Celebration of Feminine Principle

Arising from Space: A Celebration of Feminine Principle – HIGHLIGHT

Letter from the Editor, Sangyum Agness Au We are honored and delighted to present a glorious feast on the mother lineage, to commemorate the first anniversary of the Sakyong Wangmo Empowerment and the Investiture of the Druk Sakyong Wangmo. Last year, Lady Diana Mukpo and Khandro Tseyang ... continue
Posted August 17, 2009 by


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