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New Ways to Listen to Our Shambhala Community

New Ways to Listen to Our Shambhala Community – HIGHLIGHT

You may have recently seen a video posted on the Executive Director’s blog, Making the Invisible Visible. The video was called Your Top Three Themes – from a survey on Governance in Shambhala. This short video reports the results of a survey conducted by Anna Weinstein ... continue
Posted January 30, 2013 by

Ikebana Practice at the Kids Club

On January 20th the morning Community Sit included a parents discussion group and our Kids Club, during which parents can meditate with the rest of the community in the main Shrine Room while their kids participate in Kids Club.  On this particular Sunday, the kids  did ... continue
Posted January 29, 2013 by John David Smith
The Soil at the Root of Loneliness

The Soil at the Root of Loneliness – HIGHLIGHT

by William Brown, Los Angeles On a rainy Sunday morning twenty years ago I was leaving a diner in Seattle. Just as I passed the pay phones and touched the door, I heard a woman behind me say, “I’m just so lonely that I don’t know what ... continue
Posted January 28, 2013 by
Rediscovering Impermanence

Rediscovering Impermanence – HIGHLIGHT

Kitchen Wisdom by Lisa Harris It just started snowing outside. It’s the kind of snow you only get in spring – those big, wet, clumpy flakes that melt as they hit every surface. But it is still winter here in Michigan, and we are in the middle of ... continue
Posted January 27, 2013 by
Among the Unique Treasures

Among the Unique Treasures – HIGHLIGHT

Among the unique treasures held by the Shambhala Mandala are the teachings on The Six Ways of Ruling. They were taught by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche to his senior students. With the publication of Ruling Your World, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche opened them to the public. Now, Richard ... continue
Posted January 25, 2013 by

Shambhala Center Calendars

There is an old joke about how we take refuge in the Buddha, the Dharma, the Sangha and the schedule.   The schedule certainly does frame our being together as a community.  Having the Shambhala Center’s calendar handy makes it easy for me and I think you ... continue
Posted January 24, 2013 by John David Smith

A few fun facts from the Office of Practice and Education

In the photo collage of Kalapa Executives, you will see that there are two conspicuously blank squares – they are holding the place for two key positions that are currently unfunded, and therefore unfilled. That doesn’t mean that no work is being done in those areas, ... continue
Posted January 24, 2013 by anna_weinstein
Celebrating an Acharya's Wedding

Celebrating an Acharya’s Wedding – HIGHLIGHT

Shambhala Times is Delighted to Announce the Wedding of Acharya Emily Bower to Dr. Peter Alan Roberts article and photos from Acharya Emily Bower On December 28, 2012, in a joyful ceremony at the Los Angeles Shambhala Center (East), I married Peter Alan Roberts. Our guests braved the holiday travel ... continue
Posted January 23, 2013 by
Illness in Older Age

Illness in Older Age – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Aging in Shambhala On January 26th, Ann Cason and David Whitehorn will give a Shambhala Online presentation on the topic of illness in old age. As an introduction, here is a personal reflection on that experience. The experience of illness in older age a personal reflection by David ... continue
Posted January 21, 2013 by
Time-out for a little nosh

Time-out for a little nosh

I’m taking a quick time-out from introducing the Kalapa Executives, to share a little nosh (snack) with you. When I first launched the blog, George Marshall commented on my bio page and invited me to his house for Matzoh Brei, a traditional Jewish dish usually served during ... continue
Posted January 20, 2013 by anna_weinstein
Raising the Shambhala Banner in Taiwan!

Raising the Shambhala Banner in Taiwan! – HIGHLIGHT

by Yeachin Tsai, Taipei, Taiwan The buddha-dharma came to China from India about 2,000 years ago, and many schools have evolved since then. After hundreds of years of changing scenery, the only things that haven’t changed are the minds and hearts of human beings. Despite the countless ... continue
Posted January 19, 2013 by Yeachin Tsai
Welcome, Baby Audrey

Welcome, Baby Audrey – HIGHLIGHT

Shambhala Times is delighted to announce: Audrey Baker Linsley was born in Brooklyn, NY to Kate and Ming Linsley on Sunday, January 6, 2013, at 4:33am, weighing 6.8 ounces and measuring 19.5 inches. Ming and Audrey are healthy and thriving under Kate’s loving care. Please join us ... continue
Posted January 17, 2013 by
The Profound Treasury

The Profound Treasury – HIGHLIGHT

by Carolyn Gimian Every year but one between 1973 and 1986, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche spent three months presenting Buddhist teachings to a group of his senior students, who came together with him to practice and study intensively. These programs were called the Vajradhatu Seminaries. The people who ... continue
Posted January 16, 2013 by

Support in Action: Anna Weinstein

Next up, in the realm of introductions: In 2010, the Shambhala community asked us to prioritize the creation of a Centre Support position, to support our 200+ centres and groups worldwide and to be a first-responder for their leaders and communities. We responded by hiring Anna ... continue
Posted January 14, 2013 by anna_weinstein
Community: Lose the Lids!

Community: Lose the Lids! – HIGHLIGHT

Shambhala Times interviews Mary Whetsell Mary Whetsell is passionate about community! As Director of Shambhala’s Office of Societal Health & Well-being, she views nurturing the development of community as the primary goal of her office. But why does community matter? She references both teachings from the Sakyong ... continue
Posted January 14, 2013 by

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