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“The Sakyong has something for you…”

“The Sakyong has something for you…” – HIGHLIGHT

Emily Sell, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche’s editor, recalls how the composition of the Treatise on Society and Organization occurred: “I was just settling into an airplane ride when someone sat down in the seat beside me. It was Rinpoche. He had moved from first class to ... continue
Posted October 31, 2009 by Richard_Reoch
Birth Announcement: Opal Fay Grimes

Birth Announcement: Opal Fay Grimes

To Jesse and Heather Grimes, Opal Fay Grimes was born in Boulder, CO on October 22, 2009 at 8:41am. Jesse reports, “She arrived very healthy and happy at 9 pounds, and we are beyond delighted.” continue
Posted October 30, 2009 by
Tenshuk Ceremony

Tenshuk Ceremony – HIGHLIGHT

Often people wonder what it means to have a teacher and to be a vajrayana practitioner. Even after we have been participating in this special relationship with our teacher and the phenomenal world for a long time, still we may wonder. In this article, Walker Blaine engages ... continue
Posted October 30, 2009 by Walker Blaine
What is the Sakyong Ladrang?

What is the Sakyong Ladrang? – HIGHLIGHT

Interview with Suter Dubose Councilor of the Sakyong Ladrang Listen to the Interview This interview was taped at KGNU in Boulder with the assistance of Thomas Lenk. An edited and abbreviated transcript is provide below. Could you explain what the term, Sakyong Ladrang, means? What does a ladrang do? The word ... continue
Posted October 28, 2009 by
"Art" is a Process, "Arts" is a Form

“Art” is a Process, “Arts” is a Form – HIGHLIGHT

By Steven Saitzyk Within the Shambhala global mandala there are many titles, programs, and projects that carry the moniker “Shambhala,” and they are increasing all the time. It can be confusing because they can sound alike, especially Shambhala Art and Shambhala Arts, or Shambhala Art ... continue
Posted October 27, 2009 by Steven Saitzyk
Let's Make the Sakyong Beam

Let’s Make the Sakyong Beam – HIGHLIGHT

By Lois Lungta On Sunday, the New York Shambhala Center was bursting at the seams, as usual, with Shambhala Training levels, gateway programs, and vajrayana practice sessions. But somehow we managed to reserve the main shrine room for a very important event–the recitation of mantras to ... continue
Posted October 26, 2009 by Jennifer Holder
Death Almost Came Without Warning

Death Almost Came Without Warning – HIGHLIGHT

October 20, Acharya Bill McKeever faced the possibility that he could die that day. Once recovered, he wrote this letter recalling the experience. ____________________________ Dear Family and Friends, I just wanted to relate an experience I had on Tuesday. It was a beautiful fall day, sunny with ... continue
Posted October 25, 2009 by Jennifer Holder
The Cool Kids

The Cool Kids – HIGHLIGHT

By Acharya Michael Greenleaf Recently, the New York Times published an op-ed piece on a conference for Social and Affective Neuroscientists (or “Neuros”) which took place in New York this past week. According to David Brooks, the writer, “the leading figures at this conference were in their ... continue
Posted October 24, 2009 by
Dharma Tour of Europe

Dharma Tour of Europe

Bill Karelis recently returned from a five-week journey through the UK, the Czech Republic, Holland, Germany, Poland, Lithuania and Romania. He shares with the Shambhala Times a photo essay alongside his impressions of these cities and their emerging dharma scene. A magnificent, unreconstructed, limestone quarry just outside ... continue
Posted October 23, 2009 by
Sakyong's Year of Retreat

Sakyong’s Year of Retreat – HIGHLIGHT

Letter to the Shambhala Community from the Ashe Acharya, John Rockwell To the Noble Shambhala Community, The Sakyong will be on retreat for a little over a year, from November 2009 until Shambhala Day 2011. A year is a long time. The Druk Sakyong took two year-long retreats—one ... continue
Posted October 23, 2009 by
21st Century Dharma

21st Century Dharma – HIGHLIGHT

Curious about trends in Buddhism from the perspective of a new generation of community organizers and dharma teachers? Tune into a recent conversation between the ID Project and Buddhist Geeks: Download Reflections on 21st Century Dharma with Ethan Nichtern, Julia May Jonas and The Buddhist Geeks, Courtesy ... continue
Posted October 22, 2009 by
Sakyong Confers Vajrakilaya Abhisheka

Sakyong Confers Vajrakilaya Abhisheka – HIGHLIGHT

By Walker Blaine On October 11th, 2009 Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche conferred the Vajrakilaya abhisheka at Karme Choling in Barnet, Vermont. This marks the Sakyong’s first full presentation of a Nyingma yidam (meditation deity) to our community. Vajrakilaya is the activity aspect of all the buddhas. It focuses ... continue
Posted October 21, 2009 by Walker Blaine

Supporting a Department of Peace

The Sakyong, Jamgon Mipham Rinpoche, has expressed his support for the worldwide initiative to urge countries to establish ministries and departments of peace. He issued the following statement in conjunction with the Global Summit for Ministries and Departments of Peace held in Costa Rica last month: “Years ... continue
Posted October 20, 2009 by
A Precious Exchange

A Precious Exchange – HIGHLIGHT

The Magic of Shambhala Congress Jennifer Holder interviews Amy Conway about her experience at all three Shambhala congresses. Click here for Part Two in our series: Walking the Yanas of Congress. Amy, you’ve attended all three previous congresses and will be in Halifax for the fourth ... continue
Posted October 19, 2009 by Jennifer Holder

Chogyam Trungpa on Shambhala Sun – HIGHLIGHT

Teachings by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche The November 2009 issue of the Shambhala Sun features two new pieces, one by, and one about, Chogyam Trungpa. Look inside the November 2009 issue. Below are excerpts and links to classic teachings by Chogyam Trungpa from the Shambhala Sun archives. One-Shot ... continue
Posted October 18, 2009 by


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