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Centre Program Calendar 2.0 – training videos

We are delighted to announce that your centre’s calendar and website will be upgraded with some new features on Monday November 30.  We have all been waiting for this upgrade to the SDB-Website system.  Thank you for your patience and encouragement that has resulted in tools ... continue
Posted November 30, 2009 by Pawel_Molenda

Prayer Flags: Make A Wish – HIGHLIGHT

In the West, we have trouble visualizing the catastrophe of being poor and pregnant in Tibet. For every 15 women who conceive, one will die before or during delivery — it’s three times safer to serve as a US soldier in Afghanistan than to become pregnant ... continue
Posted November 30, 2009 by
“It Works If You Work It”

“It Works If You Work It” – HIGHLIGHT

What we can learn from the discipline of people whose lives are on the line. By Bindu Wiles I have been getting up at 5:30 am to get to my desk by 5:40. I have never been a morning person — I seem to do my ... continue
Posted November 29, 2009 by Jennifer Holder
Expressing Love of Food in Jewellery

Expressing Love of Food in Jewellery – HIGHLIGHT

Berkeley Brown reflects on the jewellery she creates on the occasion of her first solo exhibition in Halifax, titled “Whisked Away.” The value of food in our society is fascinating; I am intrigued by the way our relationship to it allows food to transcend its ... continue
Posted November 28, 2009 by
Sukhi Barber's exhibit in London

Sukhi Barber’s exhibit in London

Do you want to see the buddha nature manifest?!?….  Then, go check out this exhibit in London starting December 3. Exhibit at Albemarle Gallery December 3rd to January 16th 49 Albemarle Street London W1S 4JR Tel : 020 7499 1616 http://www.albemarlegallery.com/ Sukhi Barber was born in Hertfordshire, England. From an early age she ... continue
Posted November 26, 2009 by
Introducing “Shambhala at the Movies”

Introducing “Shambhala at the Movies” – HIGHLIGHT

A new column by Angela Pressburger “I think that a film should have a good story, a clear story, and it should have, if possible, something which is probably the most difficult thing – it should have a little bit of magic….Magic being untouchable ... continue
Posted November 24, 2009 by
Celebrating Our Warrior

Celebrating Our Warrior – HIGHLIGHT

By Jennifer Holder, photos courtesy of Paulette Graf and Sascha Ascher When asked how she would like to mark her retirement as Warrior of the New York Center, Irene Woodard said she wanted to tour the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s exhibit on the Art of the ... continue
Posted November 23, 2009 by Jennifer Holder

Picasso’s Picassos – HIGHLIGHT

From the column Dharma Snacks by Cynthia Kneen There is a story about a collection of paintings by Picasso that Picasso kept for himself. One of them is very small, only 7 ¼ by 5 ½ inches. It is a very dark oil painting with a figure ... continue
Posted November 22, 2009 by

Interdependence and Freedom – HIGHLIGHT

By Sakyong Mipham What keeps us from tasting our inherent wisdom? Concept. We are generally chasing one conceptual creation after another. This matrix of concept appears in many variations, but its weak point is always the same: it is fabricated. Without really looking at the nature of ... continue
Posted November 21, 2009 by Jennifer Holder
A Weethun at Casa Werma

A Weethun at Casa Werma – HIGHLIGHT

By Brus Westby Jean and I have just returned to our home in Bucerias in Nayarit, Mexico, from a magical tour of San Miguel de Allende, in the state of Guanajuato, and Patzcuaro, in Michoacan. First we were invited to give talks at the Shambhala Center ... continue
Posted November 20, 2009 by Brus Westby
Once upon a time at Dechen Choling...

Once upon a time at Dechen Choling… – HIGHLIGHT

Rarely is there a time when people come to Dechen Choling and think: what a horrible place! People don’t wonder why it is called “Dharma Place of Great Bliss” because of it’s beautiful rolling landscape. And trees…we have the best trees in the world! But it ... continue
Posted November 19, 2009 by Zane Edwards
Tenshuk Ceremony in Photos

Tenshuk Ceremony in Photos – HIGHLIGHT

The Tenshuk Cermony for the longevity of the Sakyong, Jamgon Mipham Rinpoche was conducted by His Eminence Namkha Drime Rinpoche in Halifax on Tuesday, November 10th in the midst of the Fourth Shambhala Congress. This was the occasion for the first performance by Shambhalians trained in ... continue
Posted November 18, 2009 by
Shambhala Congress Explores Community and Conflict

Shambhala Congress Explores Community and Conflict

More than 150 Shambhalians from all corners of the world gathered in Halifax, the Shambhala capital, for the Fourth Shambhala Congress, from 9 to 11 November. The Congress discussions were based on advance consultation with centres and groups to establish the topics that people most wanted to ... continue
Posted November 17, 2009 by
Touching the Earth, France : 2009 Activities Report

Touching the Earth, France : 2009 Activities Report

For the group Toucher la Terre, France, the year 2009 was marked by the actual launch of its activities, as the group initiated projects and provided technical assistance for their implementation. continue
Posted November 17, 2009 by Rinchen Dug Pamo
Stuart Lord's Vision for Naropa

Stuart Lord’s Vision for Naropa – HIGHLIGHT

Excerpt from Stuart Lord’s Inaugural Address as the Fifth President of Naropa University As I embarked upon this journey at Naropa, I knew I was given a great responsibility. I am at the helm of an institution with an amazing history, a powerful mission, and an opportune ... continue
Posted November 16, 2009 by

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