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Artfully Wedded in Britain

Artfully Wedded in Britain – HIGHLIGHT

Jennifer Holder shares her cross-national perspective on watching William & Catherine’s Royal Wedding live. As the royal wedding proceedings rest for photographs and inner-sanctum formalities, electricity is surely surging across Britain as everyone flips the switch on their kettles for tea. I myself flipped the switch, but ... continue
Posted April 29, 2011 by Jennifer Holder
IN THE NEWS: Findings of the Shamatha Project

IN THE NEWS: Findings of the Shamatha Project – HIGHLIGHT

Shambhala Mountain Center gained media attention recently in The Observer, one of Britain’s oldest Sunday newspapers. The article, “How meditation might ward off the effects of aging,” discusses the findings of the Shamatha Project, led by Dr. Alan Wallace and hosted by Shambhala Mountain Center in ... continue
Posted April 27, 2011 by
A Tribute to Peter Lieberson

A Tribute to Peter Lieberson – HIGHLIGHT

Peter Lieberson passed away on Saturday, April 23rd. Obituaries have already been published by The New York Times and The New Yorker. There will be sukhavati ceremonies for him in various Shambhala Centers around the world tomorrow. By Sam Bercholz The entrance to the celestial pure land ... continue
Posted April 25, 2011 by
Earth Hour by Candlelight

Earth Hour by Candlelight – HIGHLIGHT

By Joel Shecter 8:30 pm… candles are lit one by one… lights turn off… The Touching the Earth Group sponsored the 2011 Earth Hour by encouraging centers to hold a candle light sit. Earth Hour has become one of the worlds largest collective acts of sustainability, involving 150 ... continue
Posted April 24, 2011 by
Earth Gathering at Windhorse Farm

Earth Gathering at Windhorse Farm – HIGHLIGHT

By David Wimberly It is always Earth Day in Shambhala as surely as the Sun of Shambhala is always rising. The dharma regards the earth as sacred and values all living beings. This is remarkably enhanced in Shambhala with our vision to create enlightened society. Protecting the ... continue
Posted April 22, 2011 by
The Last Days of Khenpo Gawang's Father

The Last Days of Khenpo Gawang’s Father – HIGHLIGHT

By Khenpo Gawang Several people have asked me to share the last part of my father’s life. My father, Dechen Chogyal, passed away on February 15, 2011. In December 2010, my father was in retreat with my mother and my older sister. At that time he became very ... continue
Posted April 20, 2011 by candia_ludy
The Sacred Gift: Tradition and Modernity in the Spiritual Art of Nepal

The Sacred Gift: Tradition and Modernity in the Spiritual Art of Nepal – HIGHLIGHT

With great enthusiasm, the Berkeley Shambhala Center is hosting an exhibition of contemporary paintings. You might remember our exhibit, The Divine Feminine in the spring of 2007. The curator, Siddhartha V. Shah, is back along with Barbara Cook bringing still finer, museum-quality work in a major ... continue
Posted April 18, 2011 by
Long Life Ceremony for Lady Konchok

Long Life Ceremony for Lady Konchok

Lady Konchok holds Jetsun Drukmo, who is now eight months old The Sakyong performed a Hayagriva Garuda Vajrapani abhisheka for Lady Konchok on Tuesday, April 12th. The ceremony was conducted in order to promote her long life and prevent obstacles. The Shambhala Times shares photos of the ... continue
Posted April 14, 2011 by
Crossing the Threshold of Court

Crossing the Threshold of Court – HIGHLIGHT

By Alex Day The first (and only time so far) I have been an invited guest at the Kalapa Court was after the Shambhala Congress, in Halifax, in November 2009. I was part of the Dorje Kasung contingent that had been requested to attend a thank you ... continue
Posted April 12, 2011 by
The Colors of Prague

The Colors of Prague – HIGHLIGHT

Celebration, dialogue, community — Tessa Ladendorff shares photos of the Kalapa Governance Gathering in Prague. Click on any photo to view as a slideshow. #gallery-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-1 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-1 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */ continue
Posted April 10, 2011 by
Prague Gathering Encourages Honest and Fearless Communication

Prague Gathering Encourages Honest and Fearless Communication

Shambhala Prague welcomed leaders from 24 centres and groups from 12 countries to this weekend’s latest Kalapa Governance Gathering. Ranging from the Ukraine and Poland through to Spain, Italy and the United Kingdom, the more than 60 participants joined the challenge of continuing to encourage more ... continue
Posted April 9, 2011 by
Born under a Supermoon on the First Day of Spring

Born under a Supermoon on the First Day of Spring – HIGHLIGHT

Oscar Emmett Haspray arrived at 1:22 am on March 20 under a huge full moon, on the first day of spring, and the last day of Pisces. Noah Haspray and Gillian Macleod-Haspray are so happy to have him in their lives. Born at a ... continue
Posted April 6, 2011 by Alice_Haspray
Bringing Court into our Lives

Bringing Court into our Lives – HIGHLIGHT

By Amy Conway When describing the experience of Kalapa Court, the home of the Sakyong and the Sakyong Wangmo, it’s easiest to start by describing the environment. The court is an elegant, beautiful place filled with nice furniture, rich textiles, rugs, and impeccable pieces of art. All ... continue
Posted April 5, 2011 by

Magic at the Court – HIGHLIGHT

By Jeff Grow I was invited to court for a small reception for the Sakyong and Sakyong Wangmo with the Ripa sangha in White Plains, New York. This was shortly after they had gotten married. I was a little nervous. While I had served at court ... continue
Posted April 5, 2011 by
Clouds of Drala Warriors

Clouds of Drala Warriors – HIGHLIGHT

Ladies and Gentlemen of Shambhala, To celebrate this day when we remember and reflect on the life of the Dorje Dradül Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, I have written this poem, which arose from the aspiration for all in this world to benefit from his profound gift of ... continue
Posted April 4, 2011 by

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