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Sakyong and Sakyong Wangmo Bless Kalapa Centre Offices

lhasang 2On 16 March, the Sakyong and Sakyong Wangmo conducted ceremonies to purify and bless the new Kalapa Centre offices in Halifax. In the Sakyong’s new office at Sovereign Place overlooking Halifax Harbour — surrounded by the staff of the Sakyong Potrang, Shambhala, the Kalapa Court, Centre East Media, and Kalapa Media — the Sakyong and Sakyong Wangmo led a lhasang which was then carried to offices throughout two floors of the building.

Following the ceremony, all re-gathered in the Sakyong’s office where the Sakyong Wangmo presented him with a magnificent Gesar thangka she had carried from Nepal, to protect and gather energy for the expansion of Shambhala everywhere. Then all enjoyed sparkling wine, toasts and warm conversation.

The Sakyong spoke of the importance of this new space to Shambhala with its vast views, how it would energize the expansion of not only the international offices it houses, but the Halifax Shambhala Centre and all our centres throughout the world. All present were reminded of his encouragement to us in his recent Shambhala Day address:

As we take this moment globally, letting the sun of Shambhala extend out, let us make an aspiration to be of benefit: to strengthen those who need to be strengthened, to help those who are suffering, and to create a culture based on the principles of strength, kindness, and intelligence.

To view some video highlights of this event, please visit this site. Please note that Shambhala is now at the following address:

Sovereign Place
5121 Sackville Street Suite 601
Halifax, N.S. B3J 1K1
(902) 425-4275
email: [email protected]

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7 responses to “ Sakyong and Sakyong Wangmo Bless Kalapa Centre Offices ”
  1. Eric Spiegel
    Apr 17, 2015

    Dear Peggy (Eyre);

    Great question! I think it is often really difficult for anyone to maintain a thread into the mandala. One close friend of mine has Shambhala Times as her home page and says it is both a really high quality resource and keeps her informed. Since her telling me this I spend more time here (still not my home page though) which is how I saw your post.

    I am one of those people who stay connected through practice but every now and then I have to get on the phone or skype (or at dinner) and gossip with friends to get a broader sense of “what’s going on”. Anyway, I think your question is one of the biggest issues — there is such a large gulf between “The Shambhala Vision” and “the state of the world” and how one can communicate into the other is obviously the key to all we are trying to do.

    On a separate topic, I would LOVE to see a picture of the Gesar thangka that the Sakyong Wangmo offered to the Kalapa Centre.

    On a damp spring morning in the Hudson valley,
    Eric Spiegel

  2. Gillian Richards
    Mar 28, 2015

    Wonderful for all of Shambhala
    Ki Ki So So.

  3. Peggy Eyre
    Mar 27, 2015

    Since I moved to Alberta from Halifax three years ago, I feel like I am getting progressively more and more out of touch with what’s happening at the Centre of the mandala. I know the long history of the Kalapa Centre from living in Halifax, and am surprised to see the announcement about the new digs at Sovereign Place (auspicious name :-) because I have heard little on this topic.

    So I began thinking I’m not hooked up properly “electronic group wise” or however we’re getting our communications these days. I even searched both the Shambhala Times site and this group for “news in between” the Steve Baker era and the present announcement. Couldn’t find a thing.

    What am I doing wrong? Does anyone have a suggestion on how I can stay connected with the news on the Centre of the Mandala? I would have expected the Shambhala Times would be our official Shambhala newspaper, but apparently not. Nothing there since 2009 either – as with this group. Seems there are big gaps in our communications.

    If I’m feeling this out of touch and I lived in Halifax for 30 years, and have attending the Scorpion Seal Assemblies in NS each year … and yet can’t figure it out, how out of sync must most of our Shambhala citizens be. How can we improve that?

  4. Catherine Harding
    Mar 27, 2015

    Appears to be very auspicious timing- 20 years empowered as Sakyong. May all beings enjoy profound, brilliant glory!

  5. Diana Church
    Mar 27, 2015

    All the best to everyone in your new digs! You’ll be seeing garuda soaring and hearing dragon thundering way up there. Quite a different look out the Shambhala office windows – Wow – !!! Enjoy the space.

  6. Kristine Mccutcheon
    Mar 26, 2015

    Congratulations on the new seat. May it’s activity be expansive :)

  7. Timaree Bierle-Dodds
    Mar 25, 2015

    Thank you for sharing! So fantastic news!

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