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TWENTY YEARS OF RULING AND TEACHING: Part Two - Empowerment

TWENTY YEARS OF RULING AND TEACHING: Part Two – Empowerment – HIGHLIGHT

By Shastri Benoît Côté The Sakyong has told the story of H. H. Penor Rinpoche making the long journey from Namdroling, his main monastery in South India, to visit H. H. Khyentse Rinpoche in Nepal. It was “about him.” They agreed that when Khyentse Rinpoche would pass ... continue
Posted February 28, 2011 by BenoitCote

Art In Motion – Children’s Summer Arts Camps with Elizabeth Craig

Collage and Hand-Embellished Papers (Ages 6 and up) June 27th – July 1st , 10 am – 12:00 noon Using the process of layering materials, students will explore a variety of painting techniques and surface design to create beautifully hand colored and collaged papers. These papers can be ... continue
Posted February 27, 2011 by
TWENTY YEARS OF RULING AND TEACHING: Part One - Succession

TWENTY YEARS OF RULING AND TEACHING: Part One – Succession – HIGHLIGHT

By Shastri Benoît Côté On August 26, 1990, a young man of 28 years old was brought back from Nepal, where he was studying with his teacher H.H. Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, to Karmê Chöling, Vermont, where at the request of the Vajra Regent Ösel Tendzin, head of ... continue
Posted February 26, 2011 by BenoitCote
In Sutrayana

In Sutrayana

In Sutrayana In Ashoka Bhavan In the Astor Suite In the rocking chair, I remembered. In the handicapped bathroom In Shambhala, DC My father and pipe wrenches, teflon tape (the leak stopped) Holding me As his tears fell Over the loss of sons Now from the Rocking Chair in the Astor Suite the mirror turns from pale yellow to pink; and Acharya ... continue
Posted February 25, 2011 by Bob

Bo Graham – End of Life Story

Hello friends and family of Bo and the Shambhala Mandala, At the request of Acharya Warwick and from the inspiration of my recent time with Bo and his family I want to share with you some of the experiences that we all had together in the last ... continue
Posted February 25, 2011 by
TWENTY YEARS OF RULING AND TEACHING: Introduction

TWENTY YEARS OF RULING AND TEACHING: Introduction – HIGHLIGHT

Shastri Benoît Côté marks the transition of the past year in the Sakyong’s reign by offering a history of twenty years of ruling and teaching. This is the first in a series of articles about this journey, based on available documents that mark the various ... continue
Posted February 24, 2011 by BenoitCote
Meeting Don Season with Mindfulness

Meeting Don Season with Mindfulness – HIGHLIGHT

Sakyong Mipham teaches on meeting don season with mindfulness. This year, don season begins Tuesday, February 22nd and concludes on Thursday, March 3rd. In the lunar calendar, the weeks preceding each New Year can be fraught with inner and outer obstacles. In these teachings, offered to the ... continue
Posted February 21, 2011 by

Bravery without Deception – HIGHLIGHT

By Sakyong Mipham My father, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, introduced the teachings of Shambhala to the West. These teachings are called “the sacred path of the warrior,” for they emphasize bravery as an important factor in determining the outcome of our personal future and that of the world. Bravery ... continue
Posted February 20, 2011 by
Including Children in Our Practice

Including Children in Our Practice – HIGHLIGHT

Noel McLellan shares his family’s experience of bringing their children into practice and chanting sessions, and in the process offers ways we can welcome the vividness of our lives into practice. As practicing warriors, meditation is a regular part of our lives, and sharing it with ... continue
Posted February 18, 2011 by
Doing Ngondro in Bodhgaya

Doing Ngondro in Bodhgaya – HIGHLIGHT

Kurt Hofstetter, a member of the Shambhala Centre in Vienna, describes a recent group ngondro retreat in Bodhgaya and shares a gallery of vivid photographs from the experience. During Vajrayana Seminary in 2009, the Sakyong mentioned that doing prostrations in Bodhgaya would be very ... continue
Posted February 16, 2011 by Kurt_Hofstetter
Miksang with Incarcerated Youth

Miksang with Incarcerated Youth – HIGHLIGHT

Jake Lorfing describes his adventures and shares photos from teaching contemplative photography to teenagers. We didn’t know what to expect entering the Gardner Betts Juvenile Justice Center to meet the eight girls, ages 14-17, who had signed up for a weekly Miksang Photography class. Four volunteers ... continue
Posted February 14, 2011 by
Jetsun Drukmo Turns Six Months Old

Jetsun Drukmo Turns Six Months Old – HIGHLIGHT

The Sakyong Wangmo celebrates a half-year of life for our princess by sharing a message and photos. Dear Shambhalians, How time flies! Jetsun Drukmo turns six months old today. The last six months have been very joyful. Each day I see her doing new things and am ... continue
Posted February 12, 2011 by
Training the Greatest Gift

Training the Greatest Gift – HIGHLIGHT

Luc Jacobs describes his experience at the Mukpo Institute, engaging training, study, and meditation to discover that becoming who you already are is a gift to everyone. Mukpo Institute has been in existence for several years now, but somehow it has not attracted that many students, which ... continue
Posted February 11, 2011 by
Ambassador of Dharma

Ambassador of Dharma – HIGHLIGHT

As Jennifer Woodhull describes, in September of 2009, the small sangha of Shambhala South Africa waved goodbye to their dharma brother, Johann Verster, as he traveled to Karme Choling for an extended stay. While it was hard to do without him, everyone in South Africa is ... continue
Posted February 9, 2011 by Jennifer_Woodhull

Goodbye

A poem by Bob Huber Today i burned them. Piled dead rose branches Over charcoal. Softly tore up those farewells From Roland, Menty, Bobbi, Joan And a hundred others And placed them in the flames: The Job I loved The Work I did These people, In That Life Goodbye, i loved You On September 2, 2010, I said goodbye ... continue
Posted February 7, 2011 by Bob


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