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Parinirvana Day at the Boulder Shambhala Center

Parinirvana Day at the Boulder Shambhala Center – HIGHLIGHT

article by Kaira Schachter photos by Shelly Webb Atop the main shrine, red roses floated in martini glasses filled with saffron water in a thoughtful row of extra offerings. Elegantly arranged ikebana decorated the shrines and the room was arranged for a feast. The Boulder Shambhala Center was ... continue
Posted April 10, 2014 by
Regard all Dharmas as Dreams

Regard all Dharmas as Dreams – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Good Practice by Gordon Shotwell, Toronto, ON As long as I can remember my family had a set of lojong cards on our mantelpiece. I remember reading “Don’t transfer the ox’s load to the cow” and “Regard all dharmas as dreams” as I walked by without the ... continue
Posted April 9, 2014 by
Waking the Sleeping Giant

Waking the Sleeping Giant – HIGHLIGHT

Mabinti Dennis, Shastri Charlene Leung, Acharya Arawana Hayashi, Senandoah Gale, Joy Mickle, Joanne Martin Braun, youth participantA Report on the visit of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche to Shambhala Chicago by Shastri Charlene Leung Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche led two pivotal programs following Shambhala Chicago’s new West Loop Center opening. They ... continue
Posted April 8, 2014 by
What is Miksang Really?

What is Miksang Really? – HIGHLIGHT

Miksang image by April SiegfriedInvestigating Contemplative Photography article by Julie DuBose, Director of Miksang Institute photos by students of the Miksang Institute There are many people these days that feel a connection to contemplative photography, and it can be confusing and difficult for the aspiring contemplative photographer to clarify ... continue
Posted April 7, 2014 by
Brief Encounters with a Dragon

Brief Encounters with a Dragon – HIGHLIGHT

Remembering Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche These few “Brief Encounters” are brought to you courtesy of the wonderful work of the folks at The Chronicles of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche “The Usual” from Valerie Lorig During 1985 and 1986 I attended Rinpoche weekly. Upon entering his room, there was often a vast sense ... continue
Posted April 6, 2014 by
A Guard Story

A Guard Story – HIGHLIGHT

Chogyam Trungpa, Rinpoche #4, 1974,Remembering Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche by Hudson Shotwell, Halifax, Nova Scotia July, 1976 I drove the Eggplant Express up Ninth Street to the Hill, parked and walked to the house for my shift. It was July, 1976. This afternoon we would be going to a friend’s ... continue
Posted April 5, 2014 by
The New Age


Shambhala’s annual Paranirvana Day is a community gathering that celebrates the life and influence of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. The founder of Shambhala was Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche (1939-1987). Trungpa Rinpoche was the 11th descendent in the line of Trungpa tulkus, important teachers of the Kagyu lineage of Tibetan ... continue
Posted April 4, 2014 by
Rigdens in Boston

Rigdens in Boston – HIGHLIGHT

A Museum Collection of Rigden Thangkas Are Now Housed on a Shambhala Website Images of a rare collection of Tibetan thangkas depicting the Rigden Kings of Shambhala, exhibited by the Boston Museum of Fine Arts in 2012, are now housed on ShambhalaNews.com. The 17th century thangkas were part ... continue
Posted April 3, 2014 by
Fearless in the Kitchen

Fearless in the Kitchen – HIGHLIGHT

Afganistan at Conflict KitchenA Culinary Embassy COLUMN: Kitchen Wisdom by Lisa Harris, Column Co-Host photos courtesy of Conflict Kitchen, with permission from Jon Rubin Kitchens are wonderful places where we come together and share ideas. Offering food from one’s own culture opens the door to different perspectives of how and ... continue
Posted April 2, 2014 by
Dorje Kasung Considering Compulsory Service, Draft, Swords

Dorje Kasung Considering Compulsory Service, Draft, Swords – HIGHLIGHT

Kusung Dapon McLellan and Debbie Coats Rupon at Royal Weddingby Ernst R. Dumfredder Top members of the Dorje Kasung command group met recently at an undisclosed location to discuss some hot button issues for this year, the year of the Wood Horse. At the top of the ... continue
Posted April 1, 2014 by
The Science of Meditation

The Science of Meditation – HIGHLIGHT

art by Acharya Greenleaf’s dad, Newcomb Greenleaf, who is exploring Japanese Temple Geometry.guest article by Acharya Michael Greenleaf We report here on several groundbreaking new scientific studies with impressive results for those practicing mindfulness meditation. First, scientists have discovered that regular meditation sessions can help couples get along. ... continue
Posted April 1, 2014 by

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