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“Caring for others is the basis of worldly success.” — Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

The sangha (community) is run by volunteers. Volunteers are always needed in a variety of jobs around the center – from simple data entry, to maintenance, hosting, assisting workshops, flower arranging, newsletter mailing support etc. Volunteering is best for the heart but it also looks good ... continue
Posted October 31, 2011 by kate_madsen


Way of Shambhala I – Contentment in Everyday Life with Shastri Jeffrey Stevens November 8th – December 6th Please read More . Way of Shambhala II – Windhorse with Janet Solyntjes November 11th – November 13th In this second weekend of the Way of Shambhala year two, we learn the practice of raising ... continue
Posted October 31, 2011 by kate_madsen
Fun Raising at the Kalapa Court

Fun Raising at the Kalapa Court – HIGHLIGHT

by Tune Faulkner It was a warm, balmy evening when many of us gathered at the Kalapa Court in Halifax for a fun raising event in early October at the Dignity: Governing Enlightened Society gathering. No, that’s not a typo, that’s my experience of what these events ... continue
Posted October 30, 2011 by
Answering a Call of Our Time

Answering a Call of Our Time – HIGHLIGHT

Irene Woodard, member of the Shambhala Meditation Center of New York City, has been named a GreenFaith Fellow and will join the class of 2012 in the GreenFaith Fellowship Program. The Fellowship Program is the only comprehensive education and training program in the United States to ... continue
Posted October 28, 2011 by
Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche to receive the Nyingma Kama Empowerments

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche to receive the Nyingma Kama Empowerments

Lama dances during Gutor, photo courtesy of Walker Blaine by Walker Blaine His Eminence Namkha Drimed Rinpoche will bestow the Nyingma Kama upon the Kongma Sakyong, Jamgön Mipham Rinpoche this October 27th through November 27th at Rigön Tashi Choeling Monastery in Pharpeng, Nepal. The Nyingma Kama is a ... continue
Posted October 27, 2011 by
2011 Interview: The Bones of Mindfulness

2011 Interview: The Bones of Mindfulness – HIGHLIGHT

This year’s Applied Mindfulness Conference will take place November 11-12, at West Chester University in Pennsylvania, and is co-sponsored by Tail of the Tiger. The following interview was conducted with some of the conference’s founders: Patton Hyman, Michael Carroll, and Mark Hurwich. As a natural extension ... continue
Posted October 26, 2011 by
Dathun Ducks

Dathun Ducks

from an anonymous contributor In 2008, I had the great fortune to be able to participate in the winter dathun at Shambhala Mountain Center. It was a great experience for me and I’m very grateful to Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and his lineage for having created Shambhala, the ... continue
Posted October 25, 2011 by
Transformative Journeys at Dathun

Transformative Journeys at Dathun – HIGHLIGHT

The Shambhala Times would like to thank the community for its wonderful response to our request for personal tales about their experience of dathun, a month-long group meditation retreat. Below is a wonderful sampling of what we received… From Michael Mallett: Trying to explain dathun to anyone who ... continue
Posted October 24, 2011 by
Being alone being together

Being alone being together – HIGHLIGHT

by Joan Whitaker Sitting alone under a tree Wandering off Re-collecting Coming back to Sitting alone under a tree in the mountain Breathing with the brilliant sun warming and the wind blowing and beating and the vast blue sky inspiring and uplifting. Sitting alone Under a tree Wandering off Re-collecting Coming back to Sitting alone Under the trees In the mountains Breathing With you With each of you Thinking Feeling Seeing Hearing Touching Moving Sighing Laughing Crying Clearing Being ... continue
Posted October 22, 2011 by
Being Present: Meditation at Occupy Wall Street

Being Present: Meditation at Occupy Wall Street – HIGHLIGHT

Guest article by Patrick Groneman, currently the Interim Executive Director of the Interdependence Project. This past Sunday, the Interdependence Project helped organize a mindfulness meditation at Zuccotti Park, site of the Occupy Wall Street demonstration in Downtown Manhattan. In coordination with the Buddhist Peace Fellowship, sits ... continue
Posted October 21, 2011 by

Service to the Center: Our featured community page of the month

WELCOME MERIT SEEKERS! We Need You- One and All!  Even 10 minutes helps! We have a new sign up process on the service page that makes it easy for you to know where we need your help and easy for you to sign up. You can sign up ... continue
Posted October 20, 2011 by kate_madsen
"Before and After" by Peter Seidler

Before and After: Portraits from Dathun – HIGHLIGHT

by Peter Seidler This series of photos, titled “Before and After,” comes from a larger project called “Contemplatives,” a visual exploration of the physiological qualities of meditation practice. I set up the “Before and After” project to explore the observable effects on practitioners after long periods of ... continue
Posted October 20, 2011 by
What is Dathun?

What is Dathun? – HIGHLIGHT

by Shastri Dan Hessey Dathun is an important milestone in the path of the Shambhala warrior, and an invaluable experience for anyone interested in fundamentally making friends with who and what they are. For most people, it is the first extended program they attend that focuses mainly ... continue
Posted October 19, 2011 by

Vision to Action Meeting

Saturday, November 5, 2011 9am – 5pm This will include lunch. This is the kick-off of the Vision to Action process that was mentioned during the Lineage Festival. Vision to Action will begin on November 5th and continue through Shambhala Day in February. This is a facilitated process ... continue
Posted October 18, 2011 by kate_madsen
Dathun - A Narrative

Dathun – A Narrative – HIGHLIGHT

by Travis May I am awakened by the blinding light of the sun. What good are see-through curtains? The powerful rays fill the room with a life-force that implores one to get out of bed. It’s 6:30am. I roll out of bed with the calm clarity that ... continue
Posted October 18, 2011 by Travis_May

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