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 Natural Gas in Nova Scotia: What's best for all?

Natural Gas in Nova Scotia: What’s best for all? – HIGHLIGHT

By Judy Bond Last week Nova Scotia accepted bids from companies proposing to develop onshore natural gas reservoirs from shale deep under the province. Natural gas is cleaner burning than coal and oil, creates less global warming, and is locally available. But what are the pros and ... continue
Posted March 30, 2011 by
Walking in Juniper

Walking in Juniper – HIGHLIGHT

Walking in Junipers A poem by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche Written for his father, July 29,1989 The other night I dreamt of you. You were in the realm of the dakinis Surrounded by your multitude of maidens. Some came to you And some wanted you to come to them Others just played in your delight Still ... continue
Posted March 28, 2011 by
Shastri Peter Conradi Elected to Royal Society of Literature

Shastri Peter Conradi Elected to Royal Society of Literature – HIGHLIGHT

By Acharya David Schneider Peter Conradi has given family and friends—both inside Shambala and outside—an opportunity to practice sympathetic joy. Word arrived of his election as a Fellow of Britain’s prestigious Royal Society of Literature. This means that in referring to him, you could call him ... continue
Posted March 25, 2011 by
Exploring Pure Perception at Senge Ling

Exploring Pure Perception at Senge Ling – HIGHLIGHT

By Russell Rodgers One of the key commitments in vajrayana Buddhism is to experience the world as sacred. Sacred in this context doesn’t mean that some deity proclaimed it so; it just is, primordially, in the present moment of fresh, pristine awareness. In our business, however, we ... continue
Posted March 23, 2011 by Michael Foster
A Pinch of Rice

A Pinch of Rice – HIGHLIGHT

By S. Marie Vernon The lodge is cozy and comfortable with a huge fireplace that constantly invites us to “come sit by the fire.” It’s our Winter 2010-2011, Weekthun and Oryoki Retreat in North Alabama. Twenty three of us are here for the event with our teachers, Shastri ... continue
Posted March 23, 2011 by SMarieVernon
So long and thanks, Jennifer!

So long and thanks, Jennifer! – HIGHLIGHT

The Shambhala Times would like to thank Jennifer Holder for her tireless effort in writing and editing for this community magazine since its inauguration two years ago. Her contribution to the Shambhala Times as Content Manager has been invaluable in setting an online standard for community ... continue
Posted March 22, 2011 by
Three Kalapas: Kalapa Court, Kalapa Capital Centre, Kalapa Valley

Three Kalapas: Kalapa Court, Kalapa Capital Centre, Kalapa Valley – HIGHLIGHT

Excerpts from an “Interview with Eva Wong” by Gina Stick. Eva Wong is a tantric practitioner and translator. She is the eleventh-generation lineage carrier of the Sanyuan school of Feng Shui, a lineage carrier of the Xuankong school, and an advanced practitioner of the Sanhe school. Gina ... continue
Posted March 21, 2011 by
Tibetan Children at Surmang Celebrate Losar

Tibetan Children at Surmang Celebrate Losar – HIGHLIGHT

By Lyndon Comstock To conclude the old year, and prepare for the new one, children at the Surmang Dutsi Til shedra school in eastern Tibet recently took examinations in reading, writing, and arithmetic. A ceremony honoring those who did especially well was attended by hundreds of the ... continue
Posted March 19, 2011 by
The Beacon - Kalapa Capital Centre Newsletter

The Beacon – Kalapa Capital Centre Newsletter

Read about our meetings with government officials. Check out our development update. Get a snapshot of one month’s activities, view pictures from our December 2010 Benefit Dinner and more! Click here to view our first quarterly newsletter. continue
Posted March 18, 2011 by
Boulder's New Rigden Thangka

Boulder’s New Rigden Thangka – HIGHLIGHT

The new Primordial Ridgen thangka was unveiled on Shambhala Day in Boulder, and a celebration to commemorate its installation happened the following day, March 6th. Khandro Tseyang led Shambhala’s own Gesar Lingdro dance troupe for the occasion in their second-ever performance to date. Following that, the ... continue
Posted March 17, 2011 by
The Ball in Boulder

The Ball in Boulder – HIGHLIGHT

Dancing, poetry, Bollywood and toasts… the Shambhala Ball returned to Boulder this year. Local Shambhalians dressed up in their finery to enjoy an evening of celebration — rounding out Shambhala Day on March 5. Here is a glimpse into the evening. continue
Posted March 15, 2011 by

Practice for victims and survivors of Japanese earthquake

De la mort, la vie. Photo courtesy of Miriam Hall As the Japanese people undergo immense loss, grief and fear in the aftermath of the massive earthquake and tsunami, please hold all the victims and survivors in your hearts and practice. “The current situation of the earthquake, tsunami ... continue
Posted March 13, 2011 by

Shambhala Day Address – HIGHLIGHT

Shambhala Day Address by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche May the dawn of basic goodness arise. May the confidence of goodness be eternal. May goodness be all-victorious. May that goodness bring profound, brilliant glory. I am back! [Applause and cheering] I’m rested, and I’m ready to go. And I love you all. Thank ... continue
Posted March 12, 2011 by
Boulder Welcomes the Sakyong out of Retreat

Boulder Welcomes the Sakyong out of Retreat – HIGHLIGHT

Boulder’s newly renovated shrine room glittered on Shambhala Day to welcome Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche out of his year-long retreat. Members of the Mukpo and Ripa families, the Kalapa Council, and Shambhalians from near and far were present to celebrate the new year together with the Sakyong ... continue
Posted March 10, 2011 by
Outpouring of Generosity

Outpouring of Generosity

Traditional Losar Offering Our community was so generous on Shambhala Day that we exceeded the quarter of a million dollar target for gifts. With almost all centres and groups in North America reporting, one-time donations currently total $287,518. There was also was an increase in recurring monthly donations ... continue
Posted March 9, 2011 by

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