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Elephant's 2010 Picks for Books

Elephant’s 2010 Picks for Books – HIGHLIGHT

It’s true that elephants don’t read. Nonetheless, elephant–the online journal founded by Waylon Lewis–has a thought-provoking list of “Top Reads of 2010,” centered on compassion, the environment, and spirituality. Here are just a few… Eaarth: Making Life on a Tough New Planet That’s not a misspelling in the ... continue
Posted December 30, 2010 by
Ground for Fresh Starts in the Mandala

Ground for Fresh Starts in the Mandala – HIGHLIGHT

As 2010 comes to a close and the Shambhala Times reviews its biggest articles of the year, it is clear that the ground has been set for a year of fresh starts and new beginnings in 2011. With the Sakyong in retreat, it seems we all ... continue
Posted December 28, 2010 by
Solstice Gifts at SMC

Solstice Gifts at SMC – HIGHLIGHT

Children’s Day is not just for children anymore! At Shambhala Mountain Center, the staff gathered on the solstice for a lively gift exchange. Greg Smith captured the spirit of the occasion on film: continue
Posted December 26, 2010 by
Six Ways to Lasting Happiness

Six Ways to Lasting Happiness – HIGHLIGHT

By Sakyong Mipham Bodhichitta has many translations: “mind of enlightenment,” “seed of enlightenment,” “awakened heart,” “open heart.” It is a venerable word and a venerable practice that has been done for thousands of years. When we think of bodhichitta, we have a hard time putting a shape ... continue
Posted December 24, 2010 by
Art Auction to Bring Teachers to Taipei

Art Auction to Bring Teachers to Taipei – HIGHLIGHT

Yeachin Tsai, Shambhala’s busy Chinese translator and native of Taipei, reports that hosting a Level 1 in China requires the help of the international sangha. If you look at a map of the world, you will find a very small green island southeast of mainland China. In ... continue
Posted December 22, 2010 by Yeachin Tsai

Winter 2010: The Sakyong and Sakyong Wangmo

The Shambhala Lineage “The idea of lineage in the Shambhala teachings relates to one’s connection with primordial wisdom,” wrote the Druk Sakyong in Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior. “That wisdom is accessible and extremely simple, but also vast and profound.” It is in this spirit ... continue
Posted December 21, 2010 by Richard_Reoch
A Children's Day Greeting from the Sakyong Wangmo

A Children’s Day Greeting from the Sakyong Wangmo – HIGHLIGHT

Tomorrow, December 21st, is Children’s Day in Shambhala. The Sakyong Wangmo, Khandro Tseyang, has recorded a message for the holiday to share with the community. On Children’s Day, we can all gather to appreciate the children in our sangha, and to enjoy the festive season. Listen to ... continue
Posted December 20, 2010 by

The Quest for Pure Water – HIGHLIGHT

Learn about the Water Treatment Plant at Shambhala Mountain Center in this video. And join the Shambhala Trust in completing the $1.2 million goal of the project’s first phase. By Zeb Zuckerberg Inspired by a deep love for Shambhala Mountain Center – and with an eye to ... continue
Posted December 18, 2010 by
A NYC Rigden is Born

A NYC Rigden is Born – HIGHLIGHT

Robert Boyce and Pam Pedersen and their 3 daughters cheerfully welcome their fourth child and first son, Rigden Thelonious Boyce into this world. Rigden was born in New York City on November 3 at 4:06 pm and weighed 6.2lbs. continue
Posted December 17, 2010 by
Kagyu Monlam - Special Prayers

Kagyu Monlam – Special Prayers – HIGHLIGHT

In conjunction with the Kagyu Monlam this year, special longevity prayers will be recited for Thrangu Rinpoche, Tenga Rinpoche and Khenpo Tsultrim Gyatso Rinpoche. The prayers, to be aired live via webcast on http://www.kagyumonlam.tv/, will request these great teachers to remain and continue to propagate the ... continue
Posted December 15, 2010 by
The Rinchen Terdzo Returns!

The Rinchen Terdzo Returns! – HIGHLIGHT

Walker Blaine, author of the Rinchen Terdzo blog, describes the ways the transmission lives on through ongoing empowerments, commemorative books, and transmissions to each generation of Sakyongs. December 5th marked the two-year anniversary of the start of the three-month Rinchen Terdzo conferred by His Eminence Namkha Drimed ... continue
Posted December 13, 2010 by Walker Blaine
Installing the Vajradhara Thangka

Installing the Vajradhara Thangka – HIGHLIGHT

This letter has been reproduced, with permission and minor editing, from a recent sangha_announce. By Bob and Lindy King with Joshua Mulder We want to let you all know that the installation of the Vajradhara thangka in the Stupa went very well. It is up and absolutely beautiful ... continue
Posted December 12, 2010 by
Of Books and Blankets - A Better Future for the Surmang Region

Of Books and Blankets – A Better Future for the Surmang Region – HIGHLIGHT

In this update from the Konchok Foundation, Lyndon Comstock describes Surmang Monastery’s continued support to victims of the April 2010 earthquake in Jyekundo and the Konchok Foundations’s ongoing efforts to educate local children by completing the shedra (or school) at Surmang Dutsi-til. By Lyndon Comstock Surmang Dutsi Til ... continue
Posted December 10, 2010 by
Multi-Sangha Youth Conference

Multi-Sangha Youth Conference – HIGHLIGHT

By Sophie Maclaren This year will see the 4th annual Buddhist Youth Festival in Europe. To date, we have had hundreds of young people from more than 20 countries and a variety of sanghas and Buddhist traditions attend the festival. This year, as a new addition to ... continue
Posted December 10, 2010 by
Video Tour of Surmang

Video Tour of Surmang – HIGHLIGHT

A new video, Introduction to Surmang Dutsi Til, is now available. View it above or visit the Konchok Foundation Channel on Youtube. Watch other videos about Surmang released this fall below: continue
Posted December 9, 2010 by


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