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Daddy’s Girl – HIGHLIGHT

by Maggie Scott While growing up, I was somewhat of a “daddy’s girl” and wanted to know that he was there for me. Like many men in my experience, Dad didn’t have a great deal of enthusiasm for expressing feelings. Or talking about personal problems. At the age ... continue
Posted June 30, 2012 by
A Midsummer Night's Donkey

A Midsummer Night’s Donkey – HIGHLIGHT

Ladder-ball practice at Karme CholingCelebrating the Beginning of Summer Shambhala Centers and communities around the world celebrated the beginning of summer this last week with Midsummer Day. This sampling of stories and photos from around the mandala represents just a few of the events. Want to share ... continue
Posted June 28, 2012 by
Midsummer: Halifax

Midsummer: Halifax

Midsummers Day 2012 in Halifax was heralded by sunshine and a cool breeze. A rousing lhasang started off the day, followed by a picnic and children’s games. We further celebrated the day swinging, sashaying and do-si-do-ing with live contra dance band, Papilio, who sent us home ... continue
Posted June 28, 2012 by
Midsummer: Atlanta and Boston

Midsummer: Atlanta and Boston

from Rhett Huber, Marketing and Communications at the Atlanta Shambhala Center photos by Andy Richard and Laura DeMercurio Here in Atlanta, we had a great Midsummer Day celebration. We enjoyed a parade with our little band after the lhasang ceremony, which was led by kasung members Harry Tate ... continue
Posted June 28, 2012 by
Midsummer: Fredericton

Midsummer: Fredericton

by David Seabrook, Director of the Fredericton Shambhala Center On Sunday, June 17th, the Fredericton Shambhala Meditation Center celebrated its 10th Anniversary. Under a glorious blue sky, surrounded by a carefully-tended garden in bloom, our community of practitioners, along with family and friends, gathered to enjoy a morning ... continue
Posted June 28, 2012 by
Midsummer: Casa Werma

Midsummer: Casa Werma

from Craig Morman and Faith Killough, Co-Directors of Casa Werma in Patzcuaro, Mexico Here at Casa Werma in Pátzcuaro, Mexico, we invited neighbors and friends from Pátzcuaro and nearby villages to a potluck in celebration of the first day of summer. The day was a bit rainy ... continue
Posted June 28, 2012 by
His Eminence offers a warm smile to guests welcoming him to Colorado Photo by Mark Conlin Photography

H.E. Namkha Drimed Rinpoche Arrives in Boulder – HIGHLIGHT

article by Gabriel Dayley photos by Mark Conlin Photography and Michael Levy On Monday, June 11, His Eminence Namkha Drimed Rinpoche — the supreme head of the Ripa Lineage and a living terton — arrived at the Kalapa Court in Boulder to the scent of juniper smoke and ... continue
Posted June 26, 2012 by
Viewing High Park Fire

Viewing High Park Fire – HIGHLIGHT

smoke billows over the mountains behind SMC,Update from Jon Barbieri Executive Director at Shambhala Mountain Center Photos by John Perkins Today I would like to focus on the fire itself and additional efforts being made to protect the Stupa and the storage of treasures inside. THE FIRE: The conditions continue ... continue
Posted June 25, 2012 by
Shaking Hands with Local Faith Communities

Shaking Hands with Local Faith Communities – HIGHLIGHT

News from London by Ali Warner, Director, Shambhala London We received a letter from a local interfaith association asking if Shambhala London would like to join. It was one of many such letters which I usually feel I just can’t deal with – it seems a constant challenge ... continue
Posted June 24, 2012 by
Leadership Gathers with Sakyong

Leadership Gathers with Sakyong – HIGHLIGHT

“One of the key things this year that I have been thinking about personally is how I can make the most use of my time,” remarked Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche at a recent gathering for regional Shambhala leaders at Karme Choling. “I have been asked to do ... continue
Posted June 22, 2012 by
Staff members from the Shambhala Mountain Center performed fire mitigation work on the property northwest of Fort Collins Friday afternoon, June 15, 2012. The buddhist center is about ten miles away from the current fire boundary. The Great Stupa of Dharmakaya is located on the property. Karl Gehring/The Denver Post

Five Miles Away from SMC

Five videos share prayers and preparations at Shambhala Mountain Center as High Park Fire comes within five miles An international Shambhala team visited Shambhala Mountain Center on Tuesday June 19th to visit the small core of staffers still on the land and lead prayers and practices for ... continue
Posted June 21, 2012 by
Kalapa Council to Present Strategic Plans

Kalapa Council to Present Strategic Plans

miksang News Update The Kalapa Council will be holding a series of major conference calls with leaders of the mandala to present the plans it is putting into effect following the strategic planning discussion it opened up with the community following Shambhala Day. The plans cover a three-fold strategy ... continue
Posted June 20, 2012 by
Book Review: Open Heart, Open Mind

Book Review: Open Heart, Open Mind – HIGHLIGHT

A Look at Tsoknyi Rinpoche’s new book by guest reviewer John Makransky It is astounding how well Tsoknyi Rinpoche understands the cross-cultural dynamics at work when modern people try to internalize the deepest teachings of Buddhism, and how effectively he addresses those dynamics in his new book Open ... continue
Posted June 20, 2012 by
Nature's Hospital, Peru

Nature’s Hospital, Peru – HIGHLIGHT

A Place for Uplifted Plant Medicine Healing article and photos by Brian Landever Opening Nature’s Hospital has been a tremendous adventure in the Amazon Jungle of Peru. What began with a simple solitary meditation retreat led to the most significant project I have done in my life, not ... continue
Posted June 18, 2012 by
Tender and Valiant: Shambhala Mountain Center

Tender and Valiant: Shambhala Mountain Center

The following remarks were recorded on June 15, 2012 during the Kurukula Abhisheka at the Boulder Shambhala Center by President Richard Reoch. The Abhisheka was previously planned to occur at Shambhala Mountain Center but was relocated due to the wildfire currently raging in the Rocky Mountains. continue
Posted June 16, 2012 by

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