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Water Dragon

Water Dragon – HIGHLIGHT

This poem by Shastri Dan Hessey was spontaneously composed about the water dragon during a Werma Feast in Boulder this past weekend. Water Dragon Under the stars in the ink-black sky Ethereal breath Gathers in cumulus magnificence. Dragon’s thunder-heart beats. Pitching down the mountain’s green slope, A hidden waterfall mists and sprays where Rainbows ... continue
Posted February 29, 2012 by

Shambhala 2011 The Year in Review movie closed captioned in eight languages

The wonderful Shambhala 2011 Year in Review movie was captioned and translated into eight languages thanks to the valiant efforts of many translators who worked tirelessly to have the translations ready for Shambhala Day. Thanks to their efforts may more Shambhalians were able to see the ... continue
Posted February 28, 2012 by Hamish_MacLaren
Shambhala Day Guided Meditation

Shambhala Day Guided Meditation

This guided meditation by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche was offered to the Shambhala community on Shambhala Day, following the address given by the Sakyong Wangmo. Those of you who are sitting on cushions, and those of you who are on chairs, please take a good posture. Especially ... continue
Posted February 27, 2012 by
Sakyong Wangmo Offers Shambhala Day Address, 2012

Sakyong Wangmo Offers Shambhala Day Address, 2012

The Sakyong Wangmo Good morning and tashi deleg. Cheerful Shambhala Day to everyone. Can we say that? Tashi deleg and cheerful Shambhala Day! [Everyone repeats enthusiastically] [laughs] That was good. Loud is how we need to say it today. I am very happy to be addressing everyone ... continue
Posted February 27, 2012 by
Sakyong Offers Shambhala Day Address, 2012

Sakyong Offers Shambhala Day Address, 2012 – HIGHLIGHT

Shambhala Times is delighted to offer the full transcript from Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche’s Shambhala Day address given on Wednesday, February 22nd in Halifax, Nova Scotia. I’d like to begin with a New Year’s bow. Those of us here in Halifax, in the capital, and those of you ... continue
Posted February 27, 2012 by

Meet the Author March 22, 7pm at SMCD!

Paul M. Kendel will talk about his book, Walking the Tiger’s Path: A Soldier’s Spiritual Journey in Iraq THURSDAY MARCH 22 7 PM   About the Author Paul M. Kendel’s (SSG Ret.) first experience with the current “War on Terror” began with a deployment to Saudi Arabia with the California National Guard following ... continue
Posted February 25, 2012 by
A New Year, A Fresh Beginning

A New Year, A Fresh Beginning – HIGHLIGHT

Shambhala’s Executive Director, Carolyn Mandelker, looks ahead to the Year of the Water Dragon. She shares Shambhala’s plans, her excitement, and the challenge of funding Shambhala. Carolyn, what do you see as you look ahead to this new year? For those of us who work and volunteer in ... continue
Posted February 24, 2012 by
No Small Version of Shambhala

No Small Version of Shambhala

miksang “There is no small version of Shambhala,” said the Sakyong, Jamgon Mipham Rinpoche, in his Shambhala Day Address yesterday from Halifax. “It’s not about ‘ME’’. It’s about humanity.” “The reason that the Dorje Dradul (Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche) taught Shambhala and the reason he empowered me to be ... continue
Posted February 23, 2012 by
Enter the Dragon

Enter the Dragon – HIGHLIGHT

Crack-crash! Boom….boom….BOOM! With the thick thwack-whack of thunder rolling in the hills and the flash-splash of lightning illuminating the sky, fat wet drops of rain and snow hurtle to the ground. Mist rises swirling from the valleys, gathering and dancing dragon-like above the fields and forests. The ... continue
Posted February 22, 2012 by
Seeking Volunteer Hosts for Meditators in a Harvard Research Study

Seeking Volunteer Hosts for Meditators in a Harvard Research Study

Dear contemplatives, Our research team at Brigham & Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School is conducting a neuroimaging research study with adept meditators between March 16th and the 24th. We are seeking volunteers from the Boston contemplative community to help volunteer as hosts. These are all adept ... continue
Posted February 20, 2012 by
2020 Vision Starts Now

2020 Vision Starts Now – HIGHLIGHT

article by Shastri Rebecca Hazell At last year’s Kalapa Governance Gatherings across the mandala, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche’s vision for the future of Shambhala and of the earth itself was front and central: we can make the impossible possible! According to what he calls 2020 Vision, by that ... continue
Posted February 20, 2012 by
Working with Obstacles - Dön Season

Working with Obstacles – Dön Season – HIGHLIGHT

article by Pablo Coddou, Kado Rusung at Karme Choling If you have been around the Shambhala community in the earlier part of any year, you likely have heard talk about Dön Season (pronounce the ‘ö,’ like ‘could’). This is the period of time that leads up to the ... continue
Posted February 18, 2012 by
Beyond Time, and the White Washed Brains

Beyond Time, and the White Washed Brains – HIGHLIGHT

These two short offerings were written for Acharya Noel McLellan’s grade 11 English class at the Shambhala School. The first piece, by Kelsey Borden, is a paragraph response to the poem of the week, which in this case was Season’s Greetings, by Chogyam Trungpa. The poem ... continue
Posted February 16, 2012 by
What About You?

What About You? – HIGHLIGHT

video offered by Robert Van Vranken This video is entirely a true story. I was out exercising one morning on the U.C. Davis campus feeling very sorry for myself and chewing on all my problems – and this older woman on crutches just popped my bubble by ... continue
Posted February 15, 2012 by
Heart Advice for Creating Enlightened Society

Heart Advice for Creating Enlightened Society

photos and article by Sean Raggett The reality is that we can’t handle our anger, we can’t develop our patience and we can’t cultivate our wisdom without working with others. ~ Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche During the weekend of 14-15 January, the President of Shambhala, Richard Reoch, led ... continue
Posted February 14, 2012 by


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