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Mary Sehlinger Retirement

Mary Sehlinger Retirement – HIGHLIGHT

Shambhala’s Director of Societal Health and Well-being retires: “I see the Shambhala Community engaging in a long cultural shift.” by Kalapa Envoy Richard Reoch After six years as Shambhala’s Director of Societal Health and Well-Being, Mary Sehlinger is retiring. Known to many by her former married surname, Whetsell ... continue
Posted January 30, 2017 by CGH
Accelerating Change

Accelerating Change – HIGHLIGHT

Seeing confusion as an opportunity for positive change by Kim Kelso Thinking about the results of the presidential election at first filled me with disappointment, dread, and fear. As the weeks unfolded, I was tempted to be forlorn. Yet I knew from my Shambhala teachings that ignoring or ... continue
Posted January 28, 2017 by CGH
Tiger Dancing with Flowers

Tiger Dancing with Flowers – HIGHLIGHT

Portland hosts a new series celebrating the Path of Appreciation in Dharma Arts: Tiger Dharma Arts Salon by Abbey Pleviak Tonight the Dharma Arts Council hosted our first Four Dignities Dharma Art Salon of the year, on the warrior quality of Tiger.  Societal Health and Wellbeing Director Mark ... continue
Posted January 26, 2017 by CGH
Remembering Steve

Remembering Steve – HIGHLIGHT

A warrior tribute to long-time Shambhalian Steve Armbruster: 21 April 1950 – 14 January 2017 Surrounded by family and friends, Steve Armbruster died peacefully in Halifax on January 14 following respiratory problems. His wife Rita, son Erik, daughter Melissa, and other dear friends provided loving care and warriorship ... continue
Posted January 24, 2017 by CGH
Time to Stand Up

Time to Stand Up – HIGHLIGHT

Inspired by online course EcoSattva 2016, offered by One Earth Sangha, which is still available and strongly recommended by the author.  Thanissara is one of the principle teachers of the course.  The title and final paragraph are paraphrased from her book Time to Stand Up. by Camilo ... continue
Posted January 22, 2017 by CGH
Terma in Dark Times

Terma in Dark Times – HIGHLIGHT

An interview with Holly Gayley on the recent publication of her book, Love Letters from Golok: A Tantric Couple in Modern Tibet. It chronicles the lives and letters of a contemporary tantric couple, Khandro Tāre Lhamo and Namtrul Rinpoche (pictured here with Khenpo Jigme Phuntsok), who ... continue
Posted January 20, 2017 by CGH
Poetry Space for Winter 2017

Poetry Space for Winter 2017 – HIGHLIGHT

It’s full on winter everywhere in the Northern Hemisphere now, cold and snow and snow and snow. We had a number of interesting new submissions, and we’re very pleased to publish the following two poems, both from poets who are new to Poetry Space. Huge Reminder- we’re ... continue
Posted January 18, 2017 by
A Fresh Start

A Fresh Start – HIGHLIGHT

Starting with ourselves, and learning to appreciate many ways that human goodness is expressed every day by Susan Firer I’ve had an idea running through my mind for almost a year now, I would guess. It has to do with appreciation, humanity, suffering, and compassion. So often I ... continue
Posted January 16, 2017 by CGH
Shambhala Day Poetry Contest 2017

Shambhala Day Poetry Contest 2017 – HIGHLIGHT

We’re very excited to announce this year’s Shambhala Day Poetry Contest! The winning poem will be read aloud during the Sakyong’s annual Shambhala Day Broadcast.* The prompt for this year’s contest is “FRESH START” To enter, please submit an original, previously unpublished poem OF NO MORE THAN FOUR ... continue
Posted January 14, 2017 by
Unraveling Oppression

Unraveling Oppression – HIGHLIGHT

Unraveling oppression and white privilege starts here by Kelsey Blackwell Dad and Me “But all our phrasing—race relations, racial chasm, racial justice, racial profiling, white privilege, even white supremacy—serves to obscure that racism is a visceral experience, that it dislodges brains, blocks airways, rips muscle, extracts organs, cracks bones, ... continue
Posted January 13, 2017 by CGH
Genuine, the Podcast

Genuine, the Podcast – HIGHLIGHT

A long-time Shambhala practitioner (and previous editor of the Times) starts a creative new venture  by Sarah Lipton I am thrilled to release this preview episode of Genuine, a fresh new podcast produced by The Presence Point. I’m so happy to be sharing it with all of you, ... continue
Posted January 11, 2017 by CGH
Ms. Sharon Owyang

Southern California Region Created and Director Appointed

On behalf of the Kongma Sakyong, Jampal Trinley Dradul, and Ms. Jane Arthur, Minister of the Pillar of Government, the Office of the Sakyong takes great pleasure in announcing the designation of the area south of San Luis Obispo, California as the Southern California Region. We ... continue
Posted January 11, 2017 by David_Brown
Circle of Light

Circle of Light – HIGHLIGHT

Children journey to the spiral’s center in Karmê Chöling’s traditional midwinter Festival of Lights photography by Philip Campbell Between December 25th and New Year’s Day, practitioners of all ages gathered at Karmê Chöling for a warm and lively week of programs to support and celebrate families and children. A highlight ... continue
Posted January 9, 2017 by CGH
Beautiful Ornaments

Beautiful Ornaments – HIGHLIGHT

In the community of Dönda, Tibetan region of the Yushu Prefecture, a new stupa rises above the roof by staff at the Gesar Fund  The new shrine room at the Gesar Community Centre now has a new stupa and a new prayer wheel. The older “before” picture was taken ... continue
Posted January 6, 2017 by CGH
Midwinter Dawn Haiku

Midwinter Dawn Haiku – HIGHLIGHT

  Warm blush on deep snow Longest night turns to brilliance Even now light comes   continue
Posted January 4, 2017 by CGH


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