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The Power of Chapstick

The Power of Chapstick – HIGHLIGHT

By Lois Lungta, on-the-scene reporter in Halifax Ah, the many uses of chapstick. Last night, Stuart Lord (our new president of Naropa University) hosted a dinner for alumni. On each table were little offerings: pens, notepads, and bumper stickers branded with Naropa insignia. And chapstick. Little ... continue
Posted November 13, 2009 by Jennifer Holder
Taking Our Seats

Taking Our Seats – HIGHLIGHT

By Lois Lungta, on-the-scene blogger in Halifax It is fascinating to experience the full richness of Shambhala. The Vidyadhara once described the physical environment of Shambhala as dripping with gold and jewels, and being here for this week of celebration is actually an experience of this. ... continue
Posted November 11, 2009 by Jennifer Holder
Family and Children's Programming & Articles

Family and Children’s Programming & Articles

Upcoming Programs of Interest: Teen Retreat at Karme Choling, Vermont – Nov. 13 – 15, 2009 Sun Camp Articles on Families and Children in Shambhala: Spring Equinox Focus on Families – March 20th, 2009 continue
Posted November 10, 2009 by
Our Sakyong's Heart

Our Sakyong’s Heart – HIGHLIGHT

Yes, cybermandala, I am awake and writing at 4:15am. The city is dark and the only ones up and about in the lobby are the kasung, preparing for the arrival of His Eminence. I will be brief, but as many of you rouse yourselves at ... continue
Posted November 10, 2009 by Jennifer Holder
Dawning Delegates

Dawning Delegates – HIGHLIGHT

By Lois Lungta, on-the-scene blogger in Halifax On my second trip to the lobby this morning, I encountered the delegates from Gampo Abbey. I have always thought of my pre-dawn waking habits as weird, or unconventional, but upon encountering cheerful faces and maroon robes at that ... continue
Posted November 9, 2009 by Jennifer Holder
"As many languages as people", a photographic journey

“As many languages as people”, a photographic journey

Starting the 8th of November, is a joint exhibition in the Benedictushof Centre for Spiritual Pathways in Holzkirchen (near Würzburg, Germany) of photographer Zsolt Suto and sulptor Max Schmelcher. The background story behind this expo: You might remember that the pictures were taken in 2oo7 while traveling in the footsteps ... continue
Posted November 8, 2009 by

Dreaming Shambhala – HIGHLIGHT

By Lois Lungta, on-the-scene blogger in Halifax I awoke this morning contemplating dreams. The ones I had awaken from, the ones I live, the ones that guide my life and my choices. Dreams are like navigating with an internal compass – the little piece of metal ... continue
Posted November 8, 2009 by Jennifer Holder
Good Morning Halifax!

Good Morning Halifax! – HIGHLIGHT

Early Morning, November 7, 2009 By Lois Lungta, on-the-scene blogger The first thing I did this morning was an act of economic treason. Well, according to my country of birth it may be considered patriotism, but since I consider myself a citizen of a global community of ... continue
Posted November 7, 2009 by Jennifer Holder
Inauguration of Naropa's Fifth President

Inauguration of Naropa’s Fifth President – HIGHLIGHT

Press Release from Naropa University Naropa University President Stuart C. Lord was officially ushered into the office he’s held since July 1 during an inauguration ceremony on October 31. Approximately 300 people attended the ceremony, held at the Nalanda Events Center. Lord is Naropa’s fifth president. Watch a ... continue
Posted November 6, 2009 by
Karmapa Joins TEDIndia Conference

Karmapa Joins TEDIndia Conference – HIGHLIGHT

Today His Holiness the Seventeenth Gyalwang Karmapa joins delegates from 46 countries at the TED conference in India, titled “The Future Beckons.” The Karmapa is schedule to speak on Saturday, November 7 during the closing session, “Within You, Without You.” The TedIndia Conference is taking place ... continue
Posted November 5, 2009 by
A Ratio of One-to-One Fun

A Ratio of One-to-One Fun – HIGHLIGHT

Does summer and Sun Camp feel like leaves of memory, falling off the trees? To revive the fun, here’s a recollection of what happened, what didn’t happen, and what just was. By Ben Williams Another year marches by at the Shambhala Sun Summer Camp where 31 ... continue
Posted November 4, 2009 by Ben Williams
Tweeting Shambhala

Tweeting Shambhala – HIGHLIGHT

Using the Power of the Internet to Radiate Basic Goodness By Jennifer Holder Early this year, my boss at the book publishing company where I worked sat me down in front of Twitter and Facebook and gave me the pith instruction on how the modern ... continue
Posted November 3, 2009 by Jennifer Holder
Wrathful Gesar

Wrathful Gesar – HIGHLIGHT

By Walker Blaine His Eminence Namkha Drimed Rinpoche will bestow the empowerment of Gesar Trakpo, Wrathful Gesar, on the Shambhala and Ripa vajrayana sanghas during two-day program on November 7th and 8th in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The Gesar Trakpo practice is new to our community; this is ... continue
Posted November 2, 2009 by Walker Blaine
Traveling the Yanas Through Congress

Traveling the Yanas Through Congress – HIGHLIGHT

The story of the evolution of Shambhala Congress. Part Two of Jennifer Holder’s interview with Amy Conway. Click here for Part One: A Precious Exchange. Shambhala has held three Congresses: the first in November of 2003, the second in February of 2005 and the third in ... continue
Posted November 1, 2009 by Jennifer Holder


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