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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
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
Winter Dathun at Shambhala Mountain Center

Winter Dathun at Shambhala Mountain Center

Winter Dathun Meditation Retreat December 10, 2011 – January 7, 2012 “Dathun is a pivotal point in one’s life, where the profundity of the teachings soak into our core. It is the time and opportunity for us to change, develop and mature.” — Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche There is ... continue
Posted October 18, 2011 by
Letter from a Surmang Shedra Volunteer

Letter from a Surmang Shedra Volunteer – HIGHLIGHT

Hello. This is Martin, a Shambhala member from Bern, Switzerland, writing to you. As I travel through China on my way home after staying this summer in Surmang, I’d like to give you just a small idea about my impressions and experiences of this beautiful spot ... continue
Posted October 16, 2011 by
Judy Lief becomes Acharya Emeritus

Judy Lief becomes Acharya Emeritus – HIGHLIGHT

Much loved Acharya Judy Lief has become an Acharya Emeritus. The title was bestowed on her by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, following a meeting they had at Karme Choling this summer in which they agreed that she would transition from being an active acharya to playing the ... continue
Posted October 14, 2011 by
Runaway Meditation Retreat

Runaway Meditation Retreat – HIGHLIGHT

by Taz Tagore This year, the New York City-based Reciprocity Foundation pioneered a Buddhist retreat program for homeless, foster care and runaway youth. Over 20 youth attended 3-day retreats (at Dharma Drum retreat center) in upstate New York. The youth reveled in the beauty of the pristine ... continue
Posted October 14, 2011 by

Four more languages have Shambhala YouTube Channels

Following up on the tremendous multilingual efforts for the Shambhala Lineage Festival, there is more good news on the multilingual Shambhala front. In the last two weeeks four more languages have Shambhala YouTube Channels launched. They are mostly still in a “beta” phase as we refine the ... continue
Posted October 13, 2011 by Hamish_MacLaren
The Passing of the Sakyong Wangmo's Grandmother

The Passing of the Sakyong Wangmo’s Grandmother

The Sakyong Wangmo’s grandmother, Karmo, passed away early last month. Born in 1922 in Pemako, Tibet, she left home at the age of 13 in search of a spiritual master. She found her root teacher in His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche. Later, Karmo became the personal attendant ... continue
Posted October 12, 2011 by


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