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Children's Day Celebrations Across Europe

Children’s Day Celebrations Across Europe – HIGHLIGHT

By Liesbeth Scholten and Harald Ronge At this special time of year – the return of sun at the winter solstice – Children’s Day is an opportunity for us to celebrate the light of our society’s future, our children. In Europe, several local communities celebrated Children’s Day ... continue
Posted December 31, 2011 by
Stepping into Groundlessness: Interview with Pema Chodron

Stepping into Groundlessness: Interview with Pema Chodron – HIGHLIGHT

Interview by Monty McKeever for Tricycle Magazine Pema Chodron is a spiritual icon and one of the most influential and recognizable Buddhists in the world. A bestselling author and prolific teacher, she has touched the lives of countless individuals and in turn is fervently adored by many ... continue
Posted December 30, 2011 by
Entering the Desung Path

Entering the Desung Path – HIGHLIGHT

by Susan Wright This past November, the Shambhala Center of Los Angeles hosted a weekend program with 30 participants from the US and Pacific West Coast, who had gathered for an Entering the Desung Path weekend. As an integral part of this blossoming society of ... continue
Posted December 29, 2011 by
A Delightful Autumn Wedding at Windhorse Farm

A Delightful Autumn Wedding at Windhorse Farm – HIGHLIGHT

Patricia Kirigin (Courage Garuda) and Walker Blaine (Bamboo Humour) were married at Windhorse Farm on Saturday, October 29th, in New Germany, Nova Scotia. The bride and groom, both translators and longtime Shambhala sangha members, met at a Tibetan language program in Kathmandu. The wedding began with a ... continue
Posted December 27, 2011 by
Celebrating Children's Day!

Celebrating Children’s Day! – HIGHLIGHT

Children’s Day celebrations resounded throughout the mandala in the last week. Photos from celebrations at Karme Choling and the Halifax Shambhala Center can be viewed below. Over the years, the Shambhala community has adopted a tradition of celebrating the changes of season. These special days of celebration ... continue
Posted December 26, 2011 by
The Ability of Crazy

The Ability of Crazy – HIGHLIGHT

poem offered by Wendy Elizabeth Langmuir Baks, long-time member of the Shambhala community, living in Toronto Crazy is simply an ability to walk amongst the moonbeams with arms and wings wide open my love continue
Posted December 25, 2011 by
What’s New With the Shambhala Trust

What’s New With the Shambhala Trust – HIGHLIGHT

by Ginny Evans and Zeb Zuckerberg The Shambhala Trust is an independent and ever expanding group of community members who volunteer their resources, time, and skills to help projects that embody the Shambhala vision. Since 1995, the Trust has given more than $3 million in grants to ... continue
Posted December 24, 2011 by
Surfing the Tides of Meditation in Austin

Surfing the Tides of Meditation in Austin – HIGHLIGHT

by Ian Powell Sunday sitting practice at the Austin Shambhala Meditation Center (ASMC) comes together regularly based on the generosity and inspiration of individuals committed to developing bravery and gentleness through mindfulness-awareness meditation. On the path of meditation practice, one develops positive qualities by fully inhabiting one’s ... continue
Posted December 23, 2011 by
Manhattan Heartbreak

Manhattan Heartbreak – HIGHLIGHT

On November 25th, heartbreak struck our sangha with the tragic death of Michal Lura Friedman due to complications from a C-section after she gave birth to two beautiful, healthy twin babies. For those of you who never met her, Michal was a beautiful, talented woman who ... continue
Posted December 22, 2011 by
Message from the Sakyong Wangmo in Nepal

Message from the Sakyong Wangmo in Nepal

Jetsun Drukmo: walking! photo courtesy of James Milani To the Shambhala Community, Greetings from a sunny but chilly Nepal. I want to let you know that Jetsun Drukmo is walking. When we arrived in Nepal two months ago she was crawling energetically and was beginning to take a few ... continue
Posted December 20, 2011 by
One Aspiration of 100,000

One Aspiration of 100,000 – HIGHLIGHT

Inspired to share his best intentions and radiate them to the world, David Nichtern recently submitted an aspiration on 100,000 Aspirations. This is a project of Karme Choling, a retreat center in Northern Vermont offering contemplative practices and disciplines to promote peace, wisdom and compassion in ... continue
Posted December 18, 2011 by
Introducing Acharya Alfonso Taboada

Introducing Acharya Alfonso Taboada – HIGHLIGHT

Born in Madrid in 1962, Acharya Alfonso Taboada studied mathematic sciences. He was appointed this past summer by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche as Europe’s newest acharya. He has a family and currently works as a math teacher in two American universities in Madrid. In October, Acharya Eric ... continue
Posted December 17, 2011 by
A Leader for Our Times: Interview with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

A Leader for Our Times: Interview with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche – HIGHLIGHT

Interview by Monty McKeever for Tricycle Magazine Many of the borders between cultures have blurred in today’s world. Sherpas on Himalayan peaks can watch pop stars on iPhones and teenagers in Michigan read ancient Buddhist texts on the internet. Yet as modernity and the information age bring ... continue
Posted December 16, 2011 by
Gesar in Story and Song

Gesar in Story and Song – HIGHLIGHT

Inspired by the profound teachings of Gesar of Ling, the mythical, historical, holder of sacred buddhist teachings, Khenpo Gawang Rinpoche has offered the Shambhala Times readers an audio gift of song and story. This broadcast tells the story of Gesar going to India and the hell ... continue
Posted December 15, 2011 by
Shambhala Training Arrives in Russia

Shambhala Training Arrives in Russia – HIGHLIGHT

Shambhala Training arrived in Moscow for the very first time last month. The program was co-directed by Shastri Bill Brauer and his wife Ella Reznikova, who traveled from their home in Barnet, Vermont for this historic occasion. Though not the first time Shambhala teachers have taught in ... continue
Posted December 13, 2011 by

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