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Investigation of the Dedication

Investigation of the Dedication – HIGHLIGHT

Taking a closer look at one of our most familiar chants, the Shambhala Dedication of Merit By Russell Rodgers Mural depicting one of the Rigden Kings By the confidence of the golden sun of the great east, May the lotus garden of the Rigden’s wisdom bloom. May the dark ignorance of ... continue
Posted February 28, 2016 by CGH
Think About It; Beliefs Matter

Think About It; Beliefs Matter – HIGHLIGHT

A reflection on how our beliefs influence our behavior, our communities, and our ability to live in ways that reflect basic goodness. by Shastri Christine Heming Recently, as I was preparing to teach about the power of kindness, I found myself re-reading many of my most revered books, ... continue
Posted February 26, 2016 by CGH
Be Yourself: How to Succeed in Life and Work

Be Yourself: How to Succeed in Life and Work – HIGHLIGHT

For better or for worse, we have no choice other than to be ourselves by Shastri Gayle Van Gils “Be yourself. Everyone else is taken.” ~ Oscar Wilde I have engaged in this inquiry over many years with clients who suffer from the feeling of being a fraud when talking ... continue
Posted February 24, 2016 by CGH
A Lineage Carried in the Heart

A Lineage Carried in the Heart – HIGHLIGHT

Inspiring video lets us hear from the Sakyong, with leaders from all around the mandala Discovering our bravery, strength, and confidence. Being touched by what is going on, but not being overwhelmed by it. Staying with bravery in the face of fear. Waking up to the reality ... continue
Posted February 22, 2016 by CGH
2016 Shambhala Day Poetry Contest

2016 Shambhala Day Poetry Contest – HIGHLIGHT

This is the third year that Poetry Space has had the privilege of coordinating the annual Shambhala Day Poetry Contest. Sadly, it’s also the first time that we blew it, failing to get the winning entry to the Office of the Sakyong in time for inclusion ... continue
Posted February 20, 2016 by
See For Yourself

See For Yourself – HIGHLIGHT

Shambhala Day videos now available online for individual viewing. A full recording of the events held in Boulder, Colorado, including Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche’s Shambhala Day Address, as well as a presentation of the newly-completed Shambhala Lineage Thangka. You can also hear from Kalapa Acharya Adam Lobel, who ... continue
Posted February 18, 2016 by CGH
The Notion of Lineage

The Notion of Lineage – HIGHLIGHT

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche’s Shambhala Day Address, Year of the Male Fire Monkey, Boulder Shambhala Center, 9 February 2016 Ladies and Gentlemen, please join me in a cheerful new-year bow. As we gather on this very primal day of the new year, please bring to mind your basic ... continue
Posted February 15, 2016 by CGH
Absolutely Suicidal

Absolutely Suicidal – HIGHLIGHT

Remembering the Vidyadhara, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche by Larry Mermelstein article originally published on the Chronicles of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche One day in Boulder, circa 1978, Larry Mermelstein had a very interesting conversation with Trungpa Rinpoche about relationships. Here for Valentine’s Day, is his account of that conversation. Often when I ... continue
Posted February 14, 2016 by Dan
Caring and Conviction

Caring and Conviction – HIGHLIGHT

Compassion and generosity let friendship survive through challenging times by Francesca Anton Our minister had called a special gathering right after the service.  Steve had been arrested earlier in the week, a horrible picture of him was on the front page of the newspaper with numerous charges (that ... continue
Posted February 12, 2016 by CGH
Welcoming the Fire Monkey

Welcoming the Fire Monkey – HIGHLIGHT

Celebrating Shambhala Day 2016 Cheerful Shambhala Day! To all Shambhalians and fellow practitioners across the globe, from all ofus here at the Shambhala Times, very best wishes for the Year of the Fire Monkey. With Shambhala Day falling on a Tuesday this year, and many centers celebrating this coming ... continue
Posted February 9, 2016 by CGH
Acharya Appointments and Retirement

Acharya Appointments and Retirement

The Office of the Kalapa Court is delighted to announce the role of “Werma Acharya” for those acharyas who will lead Scorpion Seal retreats. As the Sakyong has written, “These acharyas will act as my personal representatives, holding the integrity and dignity of the blessing and ... continue
Posted February 8, 2016 by David_Brown
Nepal Epilogue: The Shambhala Lineage Thangka

Nepal Epilogue: The Shambhala Lineage Thangka – HIGHLIGHT

Presentation of the Shambhala Lineage Thangka auspiciously follows the Gesar of Ling empowerment ceremonies in Pharpeng, Nepal by Walker Blaine Last October was the joyous occasion of the Sakyong and his family receiving the complete transmission of His Eminence Namkha Drimed Rinpoche’s mind-treasure, or gongter, in Pharpeng, Nepal. ... continue
Posted February 8, 2016 by CGH
The Sakyong's Year-End Practices

The Sakyong’s Year-End Practices – HIGHLIGHT

Mingling our intentions with those of the Sakyong, as he conducts year-end practices on behalf of the entire community by Walker Blaine As Shambhalians conclude the year of the Wood Sheep with practice to overcome obstacles that may have accumulated over the past twelve months, the Sakyong is ... continue
Posted February 7, 2016 by CGH
Sacred Nature at Snake River

Sacred Nature at Snake River – HIGHLIGHT

Connecting with nature from inside brings a moment of direct awareness by Steven Bulleit As soon as I walked through the door, I could tell this evening was going to be different. The Rigden group, as we had begun to be called, gathered in the prison chapel for our ... continue
Posted February 6, 2016 by CGH
Work Together and Rebuild

Work Together and Rebuild – HIGHLIGHT

KTC meditation center in Columbus, Ohio, severely damaged by fire News of this weekend’s fire has been spreading quickly through the Shambhala community, gathering support for our friends and fellow practitioners at Columbus KTC. The following story originally appeared on their fundraising page, as they reached out ... continue
Posted February 4, 2016 by CGH

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