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Drala Kids – HIGHLIGHT

by Heather Grimes “The attitude of sacredness toward your environment will bring drala.” ~ Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, from Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior. Weeks ago, Opal spotted a butterfly wing on our front lawn where the maple tree’s roots push up from ... continue
Posted August 31, 2011 by

Summer 2011: Early Sunrise

“Ladies and Gentlemen, let’s make the impossible possible,” said the Sakyong, Jamgön Mipham Rinpoche, when he returned from his year of retreat on Shambhala Day this year. “Enlightened Society seems like an impossible mission… What we are doing is something that may have never been done ... continue
Posted August 31, 2011 by Richard_Reoch

Summer 2011: Shambhala Lineage Festival

The Sakyong has asked all our centres to save the weekend of 24 and 25 September for a worldwide Shambhala event that he will lead. This will be the first Shambhala Lineage Festival. continue
Posted August 30, 2011 by Richard_Reoch

Summer 2011: Meeting the Lineage Challenge

In his Letter of the Morning Sun, the Sakyong placed increased emphasis on the social vision of Shambhala, a theme he has continued to speak about at all events and programs this summer. continue
Posted August 30, 2011 by Richard_Reoch

Summer 2011: Dignity: Governing Enlightened Society

We are pleased to announce that registration is now open for Dignity: Governing Enlightened Society, a weekend on governance led by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. The Sakyong will teach on how we may apply our rich heritage of practice, study and decorum to the path of leadership ... continue
Posted August 30, 2011 by Richard_Reoch

Summer 2011: Shambhala on the move: Recent Appointments

Immediately following Shambhala Day, the Kalapa Council (the governing body of the mandala) began putting in place a number of key people to improve Shambhala’s central services as part of the Sakyong’s 2020 Vision: continue
Posted August 30, 2011 by Richard_Reoch

Summer 2011: New Support for Centres and Groups

Immediately after she was appointed, Anna Weinstein, our new Director of Centre and Group Support, began contacting the leaders of Shambhala Centres and groups personally. She is already well known in Europe where for several years she was the person who supported all the centres and ... continue
Posted August 30, 2011 by Richard_Reoch
On Place: New York City Art Show

On Place: New York City Art Show

Long time Shambhala sangha member Karen Iglehart is having an art show in New York City from September 6th – 24th. Her work has been on display at Karme Choling in the teacher’s suite, foyer, and Director’s office since May. Her paintings will remain hanging there ... continue
Posted August 30, 2011 by

Summer 2011: Comprehensive Communications Survey

It’s no secret that Shambhala communications and publicity need a thorough overhaul. Many centres and groups have been asking for this. The Kalapa Council has now launched a comprehensive survey of all our communications, including our web-based services, print, recordings as well as the way we ... continue
Posted August 30, 2011 by Richard_Reoch

Summer 2011: Kalapa Executive Projects

The Kalapa Executive was established last summer to serve as a senior executive arm of the Kalapa Council to direct and integrate the core activities and services of the Shambhala Mandala. The members of the Kalapa Executive are the highest executive officers of the Three Pillars ... continue
Posted August 30, 2011 by Richard_Reoch

Summer 2011: 25th Anniversary of the Parinirvana of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche

In 2012, we will be observing the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Vidyadhara’s Parinirvana. This will be an important moment in the life of our community. It will be an opportunity to appreciate our great good fortune to have been influenced by the Vidyadhara and his teachings, ... continue
Posted August 30, 2011 by Richard_Reoch

Summer 2011: 25th Anniversary of the Parinirvana of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche

In 2012, we will be observing the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Vidyadhara’s Parinirvana. This will be an important moment in the life of our community. It will be an opportunity to appreciate our great good fortune to have been influenced by the Vidyadhara and his teachings, ... continue
Posted August 30, 2011 by Richard_Reoch

Summer 2011: Abhisheka for Lady Konchok

On 11 April, the Sakyong performed a Hayagriva Garuda Vajrapani abhisheka for the well-being and long life of Lady Konchok. The Sakyong Wangmo wrote to our entire community about this, asking us to join her in praying for Lady Konchok’s well-being and long life. “As Shambhalians, ... continue
Posted August 30, 2011 by Richard_Reoch

Summer 2011: Funding Growth in the Mandala

Shambhala Day Generosity: More than 2,000 people made Shambhala Day gifts, creating an unprecedented wave of generosity throughout the mandala. The total offerings exceeded the ambitious target of raising $250,000 in a single day. A huge amount of the progress we have made in the last few ... continue
Posted August 30, 2011 by Richard_Reoch

Summer 2011: Brilliant Rays Campaign

“A change is taking place within our community,” writes Megan Weincoff on Shambhala Times. “With the Sakyong’s increased emphasis on greater kindness, commitment to the Shambhala lineage and a call to action to manifest Shambhala vision, we are now looking further into the way we relate ... continue
Posted August 30, 2011 by Richard_Reoch


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