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Position Opening for Center Director, Portland Shambhala Meditation Center

Dear Shambhala Community, After four years of skillful and dedicated service, Lesa Ricci is retiring as the Director of the Portland Shambhala Meditation Center. On behalf of the Kalapa Court, a Director search committee has been formed in order to find a candidate to take the position ... continue
Posted July 31, 2012 by
The Path of "Hi"

The Path of “Hi” – HIGHLIGHT

guest article by Susan Piver Hi there! This morning, I went for a run at about 6:30am. The streets were mostly deserted but occasionally I would pass someone on the sidewalk. When I did, I said, “hi.” OK, I live in Boston. Boston is not a hi-saying town. ... continue
Posted July 30, 2012 by

Housemate Wanted (Woodstock Neighborhood)

Clean & Quiet seeks the same. House is near Trader Joe’s and Reed College. Rent is $550 (utilities & internet included). The room has two big windows and hardwood floors. Not much storage space but some. The house has a washer/dryer, and central A/C There is a large backyard and garden space. Shared ... continue
Posted July 30, 2012 by
Tasting the Salty Air

Tasting the Salty Air – HIGHLIGHT

Provincetown Dunes Sunrisearticle and paintings by Amy Wynne-Derry Nature has always been my greatest teacher. Growing up on Outer Cape Cod, in Massachusetts shaped my perception of how the world visually and temporally evolves. I spent hours as a child walking Ballston Beach in Truro, a feverish beachcomber, ... continue
Posted July 29, 2012 by

Pedigree – HIGHLIGHT

by Sara Gray, from The Under 35 Project Last year, I was back to using the dating website OKCupid again. I’d used it on and off for several years without much success. The men whose profiles I liked rarely answered my queries, and most of the messages ... continue
Posted July 28, 2012 by

A Shambhala moment – updated

I was recently asked to give a little talk about Social Transformation. It was on the last day of the recent Shambhala Retreat that took place in Boulder, led by the Sakyong, Jamgön Mipham Rinpoche, and Acharya Adam Lobel. I was introduced as someone who had ... continue
Posted July 27, 2012 by Richard_Reoch
Coach Dot and the Nuns at Bat

Coach Dot and the Nuns at Bat – HIGHLIGHT

Dawa and Nancy approach the diamond, Pleasant Bay,by Stacey Mitchell, Gampo Abbey photos by Mel Sweetnam and Peter Gross From grades one through twelve, I was the one who was always picked last on any team sport in P.E. class. I couldn’t catch a ball, I couldn’t swing ... continue
Posted July 27, 2012 by
An Introduction to Shambhala Culture: Awesome Like a Hot Dog

An Introduction to Shambhala Culture: Awesome Like a Hot Dog – HIGHLIGHT

by Amanda Hester Adjutant Shambhala Office of Culture and Decorum An Introduction to Shambhala Culture is a handy little booklet newly published through Shambhala Media. It is presented by the Shambhala Office of Culture and Decorum. It is elegant, and orange, and it whispers ‘tiger’ at you. It is ... continue
Posted July 26, 2012 by

Update on Shambhala Mountain Center

The following update on Shambhala Mountain Center is from Executive Director Michael Gayner. Dear Friends, With the containment of the High Park fire, the staff have all returned to Shambhala Mountain Center. Over the past month, we were evacuated, some re-evacuated with the fires in Boulder; ... continue
Posted July 25, 2012 by Travis_May
A New Generation of Buddhists

A New Generation of Buddhists – HIGHLIGHT

by Lodro Rinzler, www.lodrorinzler.com Ten years ago, when I was an undergrad, I felt alone. I was known for two things around campus: the first was being a “hardcore” Buddhist and the second always being up for going out on the town with friends. I would drink, ... continue
Posted July 25, 2012 by Lodro
The Passing of Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche

The Passing of Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche – HIGHLIGHT

Tibetan Buddhist master Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche passed away suddenly yesterday in Australia, his home of many years, at the age of fifty-seven. This news has shocked and saddened the Buddhist community around the world. Traleg Rinpoche was a Karma Kagyu lineage holder recognized at age two ... continue
Posted July 24, 2012 by
Solitary Retreat and the Running Mind, part 2

Solitary Retreat and the Running Mind, part 2 – HIGHLIGHT

miksangpart 2 of Running with the Mind of Meditation on Solitary Retreat by Fay Octavia Elliott Where we left off: I heard Pema Chodron say once that the middle is always the hardest part of a retreat regardless of its length. I crossed the middle line this evening ... continue
Posted July 21, 2012 by
A Summer Afternoon in Central Moscow

A Summer Afternoon in Central Moscow – HIGHLIGHT

walking the streets,Shambhala Training in Russia by Leslie Witt, Shambhala Times Regional Correspondent Envision a lazy summer Sunday, teatime in Moscow, Russia. A flash of sunshine draws steam from rain-soaked sidewalks, playgrounds and hidden courtyard gardens. From the side door of a 50s-era apartment building emerge sun-dazzled meditators ... continue
Posted July 20, 2012 by

Our three-fold strategy

Following the Kalapa Council Update that we posted on this blog in April called “Strategic Directions”, there was a huge response from the Shambhala community. Many people posted comments, suggestions and questions. We took the many viewpoints into account, took a careful look at the options ... continue
Posted July 17, 2012 by Richard_Reoch
All Ages and Abilities Have a Home in Shambhala!

All Ages and Abilities Have a Home in Shambhala! – HIGHLIGHT

This is the sixth in an ongoing series of articles on Aging in Shambhala. It is an interview with Mary Whetsell, Director of the Shambhala Office of Societal Health and Well-Being. Ms. Whetsell oversees the community-focused international working groups for the Shambhala mandala, including those dealing ... continue
Posted July 17, 2012 by

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