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Hopeless - a one woman show inspired by Pema Chodron

Hopeless – a one woman show inspired by Pema Chodron

Come see an award winning one-woman show inspired by the writings of Pema Chodron. ‘Hopeless’ An uplifting collection of stories, music and musings on the nature of hope, fear and finding joy, “Hopeless” performed by Melanya Helene is a one-woman celebration of exhaustion, uncertainty and the ... continue
Posted May 30, 2011 by
The Value of Mistakes in Buddhism

The Value of Mistakes in Buddhism – HIGHLIGHT

By: Lodro Rinzler In his regular column for the Huffington Post, 28 year-old Shambhala teacher Lodro Rinzler tackles thorny issues facing meditators in the modern world. With wit and aplomb, he addresses real-life questions — sent to him by readers — and contemplates “What Would Sid Do?” ... continue
Posted May 29, 2011 by
Rejuvenating the Sangha in Amsterdam

Rejuvenating the Sangha in Amsterdam – HIGHLIGHT

By: Jerry de Groot After meeting at several magical Buddhist Youth Festivals in Germany, three young Dutchmen began organizing weekly evenings for young people at the Amsterdam Shambhala Center starting in 2009. The formula was simple: design a nice postcard, spread it around at colleges and universities, ... continue
Posted May 27, 2011 by
New website to support young sangha around the world

New website to support young sangha around the world – HIGHLIGHT

Have you seen www.every-bodhi.org? Everybodhi is an initiative started by Shambhala Europe to support young people on the path and open doors for new people to explore the three jewels. It is created by young people, for young people. Everybodhi’s mission is To bring together the ... continue
Posted May 25, 2011 by
Young Sangha Month

Young Sangha Month – HIGHLIGHT

Over the next 4 weeks, the Shambhala Times will have a special focus on young people in Shambhala, with guest Editor Sophie Maclaren, founder of Everybodhi. We are defining ‘young’ in this case as people in their late teens, twenties, and early thirties. Through this series ... continue
Posted May 23, 2011 by
Rediscovering Civility

Rediscovering Civility – HIGHLIGHT

By Angela Pressburger “Good manners are the pedestrian activity of goodness.” My friend, Halifax sangha member Torgny Vigerstad, was half-listening to the radio when he heard those words and began to give the program his full attention. Later, when our paths crossed, he mentioned the experience to me ... continue
Posted May 21, 2011 by
Announcing the Golden Mirror of Wisdom

Announcing the Golden Mirror of Wisdom – HIGHLIGHT

By Walker Blaine Shambhala has a new book, The Golden Mirror of Wisdom: Images of the Rinchen Terdzö in Orissa, India. It was created at Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche’s suggestion. The Golden Mirror of Wisdom is a 92-page hardbound edition in coffee table format (12.75” x 14.75”) and ... continue
Posted May 19, 2011 by Walker Blaine
A Brief History of the Ripa Lineage

A Brief History of the Ripa Lineage – HIGHLIGHT

By Walker Blaine The word ripa means ‘one of the mountains,’ an accomplished meditator who dwells in secluded retreat. The Ripa family line began during the 12th century as a hereditary lineage in the Barom Kagyu tradition, but it became firmly established with its present name because ... continue
Posted May 17, 2011 by Walker Blaine
With Love from Iraq

With Love from Iraq – HIGHLIGHT

By Richard Reoch “If I let this place and the hate that is all around me fill me with aggression and anger, I will only become like the men who wait in the darkness in the hope of inflicting death upon another human being,” wrote Sergeant Paul ... continue
Posted May 15, 2011 by Richard_Reoch
Tribute to Connie Clause and MilkLake Retreat

Tribute to Connie Clause and MilkLake Retreat – HIGHLIGHT

By David Whitehorn On October 21, 2010, Connie Clause passed away after living gracefully with cancer for four years. She died in her own bed, in her own home, on the land that she and her husband Gregg had nutured for over ten years, the MilkLake Shambhala ... continue
Posted May 13, 2011 by David Whitehorn
Reflections on the Kalapa Court

Reflections on the Kalapa Court – HIGHLIGHT

In response to the recent appeal for support for the Kalapa Court, a number of sangha members have offered their personal stories about their experiences of meeting the minds of the Sakyong and Sakyong Wangmo at the court. Each of these individuals have made a generous ... continue
Posted May 11, 2011 by
Help Save Trees at SMC

Help Save Trees at SMC – HIGHLIGHT

Bob and Lindy King share their concern for the survival of the Ponderosa Pine forest at Shambhala Mountain Center in this poignant and timely call for action. They ask the Shambhala community to take to heart this very serious and imminent threat to the trees at ... continue
Posted May 9, 2011 by
Protecting the Forests of Shambhala Mountain Center

Protecting the Forests of Shambhala Mountain Center – HIGHLIGHT

By Megan Winecoff and Chad Hofmann The picturesque mountain landscapes of Colorado are changing drastically, as the effects of a Mountain Pine Beetle epidemic are now visible. Large areas of forest have died, leaving dry, brown skeletons of the trees that once thrived here. Since the epidemic ... continue
Posted May 7, 2011 by
Calligraphy: Dream-like Phenomena

Calligraphy: Dream-like Phenomena

“All Conditional phenomena, Just like dream and illusion, Like bubbles, and shadows, also like dews and thunder; We should see it just like that.” Chinese calligraphy extracted from “Diamond Sutra”. 一切有為法,如夢幻泡影, 如露亦如電,應作如是觀。 抄錄自《金剛經》 Mixed media with metallic gold color on rice paper, mounted on hemp canvas; ready to hang. The size is 24 by 34 ... continue
Posted May 5, 2011 by Yeachin Tsai
Celebration of New Court in Boulder

Celebration of New Court in Boulder – HIGHLIGHT

More than one hundred Shambhalians gathered on Sunday, May 1 to celebrate the Sakyong’s new court in Boulder. The new court was purchased earlier in the year to accommodate the Sakyong’s growing family and to serve as his seat in the region. There was an atmosphere ... continue
Posted May 5, 2011 by

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