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49th Day Commemoration for Quake Victims

49th Day Commemoration for Quake Victims – HIGHLIGHT

By Lyndon Comstock For the thousands of people who perished in the recent earthquake in Tibet this coming Wednesday, June 2 is the 49th day after their death. Traditionally, this day represents the culmination of the period of compassionate meditations on behalf of the deceased. Please consider ... continue
Posted May 31, 2010 by
Rainbow of Confidence in Boulder

Rainbow of Confidence in Boulder – HIGHLIGHT

By Jennifer Holder With many blessings and the help of participants, I was able to capture photos of Saturday evening’s stunning moment on my iPhone and report it to the mandala this morning. Click on the photos to see them more clearly and in a larger ... continue
Posted May 30, 2010 by Jennifer Holder
Families, Parenting and the Shambhala Path

Families, Parenting and the Shambhala Path – HIGHLIGHT

By Megan Parke Our homes and families are the very ground to grow our fearlessness, gentleness, love and wisdom. Parenting is also hard work. It takes us to the edge, rouses our joy and opens our hearts like almost nothing else. As practitioners we know this is ... continue
Posted May 29, 2010 by
Water of Life, Darkening Gulf, Part 2 Oil Spill

Water of Life, Darkening Gulf, Part 2 Oil Spill – HIGHLIGHT

By Bill Scheffel I am now in the third day of a twenty-day trip and writing from the twenty-eighth floor of a Chicago hotel. I was invited here over a year ago to attend the wedding of a friend and former student. A little over a week ago, ... continue
Posted May 28, 2010 by
Water of Life, Darkening Gulf, Part 1 Water

Water of Life, Darkening Gulf, Part 1 Water – HIGHLIGHT

WATER By Bill Scheffel In 2004 I began a mode of life that is still occurring, one of travel (a mode which occurs even if travel is only to the mailbox) and one in which I felt I was becoming the “experiment of my own art.” Beginning that ... continue
Posted May 27, 2010 by
Live Teachings by Karmapa on Saga Dawa

Live Teachings by Karmapa on Saga Dawa – HIGHLIGHT

Saga Dawa marks the Tibetan celebration of the Buddha’s enlightenment, also known as the “Festival of Vaishakha.” Each year, Saga Dawa takes place on the full moon of the fourth lunar month. Today, the Seventeenth Gyalwang Karmapa is planning to speak at Gyuto Monastery in Dharmsala, ... continue
Posted May 27, 2010 by
Football, Yoga & Meditation Retreat

Football, Yoga & Meditation Retreat

During the first week of the upcoming world championships football (soccer), the Buddhist Youth Project is organizing a brand-new program called the Football, Yoga & Meditation Retreat. The program – which will take place from the 13 to 19th of June at Hotel Schloss Heinsheim in ... continue
Posted May 27, 2010 by
Creating a Cheerful Shambhala Household

Creating a Cheerful Shambhala Household – HIGHLIGHT

By Neal Greenberg As a Dorje Kusung, I had the great good fortune to work with the Druk Sakyong on many of the Shambhala forms and with the Sakong Mipham Rinpoche on creating a Shambhala Household. I live in a Shambhala household. Please permit me to share ... continue
Posted May 25, 2010 by
From Quake Recovery to Shedra Construction

From Quake Recovery to Shedra Construction – HIGHLIGHT

This is the latest update from the Konchok Foundation on earthquake relief efforts by Surmang monks. It suggests the urgency of returning to shedra construction in order to accommodate the educational needs of area families displaced by the earthquake. By Lyndon Comstock Large scale clearing of rubble, and ... continue
Posted May 23, 2010 by
Exploring Community: A Quarterly Newsletter

Exploring Community: A Quarterly Newsletter – HIGHLIGHT

“We therefore need to engender a genuine understanding that all individuals have a place in Shambhala society. There should not be a sense of outer and inner, but rather a sense of being included in the compassionate embrace of heaven and earth.” – Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche By Mary ... continue
Posted May 22, 2010 by
Mid-Summer’s Day Festival

Mid-Summer’s Day Festival – HIGHLIGHT

By Wendy Friedman The Druk Sakyong encouraged us as a community to have a deep connection with the seasons and the natural world. Shambhalians world-wide celebrate the Nyida Days on each solstice and equinox, so there are four Nyida Day celebrations in all. The name Nyida – ... continue
Posted May 21, 2010 by
Community Care Network

Community Care Network

Want to include your children more fully as part of your Shambhala Household? Here are some great ideas for kids ages two to twenty! Children in a Shambhala Household Great News! – Many Shambhala Centers Have Become Handicapped Accessible – Find out How They Did It! Click ... continue
Posted May 21, 2010 by
New Network Features Connect Shambhala

New Network Features Connect Shambhala – HIGHLIGHT

ARRIVING THIS SUMMER! By Cameron Wenaus  What online features do you wish were available to work, play and share ideas and inspiration with other Shambhalians? In response to broad feedback from Shambhala members regarding these questions, this summer the Shambhala IT team will launch the ... continue
Posted May 20, 2010 by
Desung Corner: What’s a Desung and What Do They Do?

Desung Corner: What’s a Desung and What Do They Do?

By Harry Tate, Kado Drala Region Desung Commander As an integral part of this blossoming society of fearless warriors, the Desung (an arm of the Dorje Kasung) focus on issues related to community building and the creation of an enlightened society. Desung (a Tibetan word) means “protector of ... continue
Posted May 20, 2010 by

Befriending Self and Other in Minneapolis – HIGHLIGHT

By Lisa Havelin Our family has a new dog, a Scottish Terrier. Her legs are five inches long and the “feathers” of her belly and her nose are nearly always in contact with the ground. She is an Earth Dog, always touching the earth. Her nourishment and ... continue
Posted May 19, 2010 by


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