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Raising the Shambhala Banner in Taiwan!

4 Karmas calligraphyby 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 amount of suffering endured throughout the ages, all people still have golden basic goodness within their hearts, just waiting to be discovered.

For the past thousand years, the vajrayana system of Tibetan Buddhism and the traditional Chinese mahayana system have mingled and enriched each other, and this mingling continues today. The traces of Buddha’s teaching are deep in the Chinese psyche, though they may be hidden at times by difficult outer circumstances.

In 2007, following the Sakyong’s two book tours in Asia, in the midst of the rich Buddhist culture of Taiwan, the Shambhala Taipei Meditation Group was established. Each year since then, we have presented visiting teachers and Shambhala Online courses to the small but enthusiastic Taipei Group. In the spring of 2012, we successfully held the first Shambhala Training Level One in Taiwan’s capital city, Taipei, with 45 participants. Everyone was touched by the brilliance of the Shambhala teachings, and they would very much like to continue to walk along the Shambhala path. With the tremendous help from Shambhala Online, we have offered the Taipei Group a variety of online courses. For example, we have offered The Way of Shambhala courses and a monthly Shambhala Online Salon to keep a two-way conversation between Shambhala teachers and Taipei Group members.

Top: Lovely Shambhala Taipei members and their Online TV screen. Bottom: Marlow Brooks taught Shambhala Training Level One in Taipei, March, 2012.

Top: Lovely Shambhala Taipei members and their Online TV screen. Bottom: Marlow Brooks taught Shambhala Training Level One in Taipei, March, 2012.

We want to show our sincere heartfelt thanks to all the visiting teachers who have crossed the oceans to share the teachings: Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, Acharya Arawana Hayashi, Shastri Holly Gayley, President Richard Reoch, Shambhala teacher Marlow Brooks and Jeff Wigman. We also would like to thank the Shambhala Online team, Shambhala Europe, and Shambhala International, for their consistent support. Especially, we would like to express our deep gratitude for the greater sangha that has generously supported our activities. It is indeed a big global family!

We would like to invite you to support the meaningful activity of planting the Shambhala dharma in the East so this precious seed from the Vidyadhara, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche can grow and flourish. This spring, we will hold Shambhala Training Level Two in Taipei. However, the traveling expenses for visiting teachers are considerable; they are more than the little group can afford. Thus, as a native of Taiwan, and as a student of Shambhala, I would like to invite you to support the “visiting teacher fund” online art sale for the Taipei Group. I and other Shambhala artists would like to donate 100% of the proceeds from the sale of all artworks to support visiting teachers’ travel to Taiwan. The sale will take place from January 15 to March 15, 2013, and new works will be added periodically.

If you are a sangha artist and would like to join this noble cause by donating either a portion or all of your sale, please email: [email protected]

Please choose from a great selection of dharma art works from the site. The online artwork sale to benefit the Taipei Group can be found online by clicking here.

Visit the official Shambhala Taiwan Website by clicking here.

We thank you from the bottom of our hearts. May the Shambhala banner fly high in Taiwan and in Asia!

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1 response to “ Raising the Shambhala Banner in Taiwan! ”
  1. 開始在台北香巴拉是一個信號,慶祝活動,因為能源和傳統,我們的祖先的主權,羅容,從台灣流向毫不費力地豐富了我們的方法,我們甚至不能開始預見世界各地的社區,在。謝謝!

    The beginning of Shambhala in Taipei is a signal, celebratory event, because the energy and tradition of our ancestral sovereign , Yung Lo, will flow from Taiwan to effortlessly enrich our communities around the world , in ways that we cannot even begin to forsee. THANK YOU!

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