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Drala Kids

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
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: 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
Little Black Book

Little Black Book

Long time sangha member, personal chef and culinary instructor Phyllis Segura has written and self-published a book of recipes and personal memories. From 1968-1977, as Phyllis lived in New York, California, Mexico, Venezuela and Boulder, she carried with her a small black notebook in which she ... continue
Posted August 29, 2011 by
Protectors of Wealth and Wisdom

Protectors of Wealth and Wisdom – HIGHLIGHT

by Judy Bond Last March I wrote an article for the Shambhala Times about drilling for shale gas, which is a new technology that allows the mining of natural gas from shale formations, often thousands of feet within the earth. Such formations are widespread and ... continue
Posted August 29, 2011 by
Shambhala Household in the Wild West

Shambhala Household in the Wild West – HIGHLIGHT

by Zane Edwards The Sakyong teaches us that Shambhala households consist of diverse shapes and sizes. This is most certainly true for ours! Our household consists of my brother and I, along with our clients. Our clients have developmental disabilities that were acquired when they were young, ... continue
Posted August 27, 2011 by Zane Edwards
21st Commemoration for the Vajra Regent Osel Tendzin

21st Commemoration for the Vajra Regent Osel Tendzin – HIGHLIGHT

On August 25, 1990, the Vajra Regent Osel Tendzin passed away in San Francisco, California. Who was this man, and why do we commemorate his life? On August 22, 1976, the Vidyadhara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche empowered Thomas F. Rich, Ösel Tendzin, as his Vajra Regent, and lineage ... continue
Posted August 25, 2011 by
Being Brave in Halifax

Being Brave in Halifax – HIGHLIGHT

The Chronicles of CTR covers the recent Sangha Retreat in Halifax, titled Being Brave: Transforming Our World, which took place in Halifax, Nova Scotia, August 5-10. Here’s an excerpt from Bonnie Rabin’s account of the Sakyong’s teaching at this retreat: Sakyong Mipham, embodying the themes of basic ... continue
Posted August 23, 2011 by
The Sakyong Receives Responses to the Letter of the Morning Sun with Delight

The Sakyong Receives Responses to the Letter of the Morning Sun with Delight – HIGHLIGHT

by Candlin Dobbs Last Fall, the Sakyong sent each member of Shambhala a letter describing his contemplations during retreat, and asking each of us to contemplate these three questions as well. He asked if we would write him back! During the Being Brave retreat, we presented the Sakyong ... continue
Posted August 21, 2011 by Candlin_Dobbs
Moving with the Mind of Meditation

Moving with the Mind of Meditation – HIGHLIGHT

Have you heard? The Sakyong, Mipham Rinpoche, has written a book on running and meditation. The forthcoming book is entitled: “Running with the Mind of Meditation.” The publisher, Crown Doubleday, has expressed real excitement about the book, and given a definite commitment to get it on ... continue
Posted August 19, 2011 by
Being Brave:  A Sangha's Retreat & Moving Forward

Being Brave: A Sangha’s Retreat & Moving Forward

Last week around 900 people gathered in Shambhala’s capital city of Halifax, Nova Scotia to participate in a historic sangha retreat led by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, Pema Chodron, and Acharya Adam Lobel. The sangha retreat is a week-long meditation program (weekthun) that was created to give ... continue
Posted August 19, 2011 by Travis_May
Collecting Dewdrops

Collecting Dewdrops – HIGHLIGHT

This has been a remarkable summer. With the Sakyong out of retreat, and myself out of a job-on-the-ground (ie: working online has enabled me to be quite flexible with my location and schedule), I made a beeline for retreat centers where the Sakyong was teaching. After ... continue
Posted August 17, 2011 by Sarah
Mukpo House

Mukpo House – HIGHLIGHT

by Judith Broadus The Mukpo House in Lexington, KY arose from the Shambhala vision of merging spirituality with our everyday lives to create enlightened society. As it states on the website of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, the spiritual head of Shambhala Buddhism, “The Shambhala tradition believes in the ... continue
Posted August 15, 2011 by
Imagine a Town

Imagine a Town – HIGHLIGHT

by Jeff Fink, sangha member from Park City, Utah After a long cold spring, it’s full-on summer here in Utah at last. Recently, I have had a few amazing conversations with friends about how difficult it is to stay open, and to not shut down. Imagine how ... continue
Posted August 13, 2011 by
Jetsun Drukmo Celebrates First Birthday

Jetsun Drukmo Celebrates First Birthday

The Kalapa Court is delighted to announce the first birthday today of Jetsun Drukmo Yeshe Sarasvati Ziji Mukpo. Yesterday Jetsun Drukmo joined the Sakyong and Sakyong Wangmo and 900 students for the conclusion of the Being Brave, Transforming Our World Sangha Retreat in Halifax. The assembly welcomed ... continue
Posted August 11, 2011 by


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