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European Donor Group

European Donor Group – HIGHLIGHT

Many projects approved for funding at the most recent meetings of the EDG by Hermien Rodenburg The European Donor Group would like to affirm its commitment to support initiatives and activities within the Shambhala world, especially in this uncertain and confusing time. As part of that affirmation, we ... continue
Posted August 29, 2018 by CGH
Wisdom of Nature

Wisdom of Nature – HIGHLIGHT

Carrying practice into the outdoors, this Seattle hiking group takes a wide view by Anisha Prasad When confusion and speed arise, the Seattle Shambhala hiking group hits the trail. This summer we hiked the beautiful Harvey Manning trail, a good five-mile walk in the Issaquah Alps and just minutes ... continue
Posted August 27, 2018 by CGH
Fear, Anger, and Dignity

Fear, Anger, and Dignity – HIGHLIGHT

Reflections on the quality of dignity, especially in times of speed and aggression by Susan Firer I don’t think it would be a shock to anyone reading this, even anyone not reading this for that matter, that we are in a time of great fear and aggression. This ... continue
Posted August 25, 2018 by CGH
Family Camp at SMC

Family Camp at SMC – HIGHLIGHT

Sharing the joys of this summer’s Family Camp experience at Shambhala Mountain Center by Heather Locke Family Camp happened at Shambhala Mountain Center July 28-Aug 4 with folks new to Shambhala, second generation, and all the rest of us. Here’s a glimpse into our unplugged week: for our 200 ... continue
Posted August 23, 2018 by CGH
Poetry Space, Summer 2018

Poetry Space, Summer 2018 – HIGHLIGHT

Poetry Space – Summer 2018 Sometimes, it seems as if the world is literally and figuratively on fire, and this is certainly what it feels like in the kingdom of Shambhala right now. Also, we’re very late in responding to our most recent set of new submissions, ... continue
Posted August 21, 2018 by
The Liberation of Lowered Expectations

The Liberation of Lowered Expectations – HIGHLIGHT

by Larry Barnett One reason I sometimes feel dissatisfied with life is that my expectations are too high. In fact, this is the primary reason. I expect, for example, that candidates for President of the United States will have been taught good manners like politeness and not ... continue
Posted August 19, 2018 by CGH
Compassion and Gardening

Compassion and Gardening – HIGHLIGHT

Our connection to the natural world as a bridge to compassion for our fellow human beings by Cash Clay Sometimes I struggle to feel compassion for another human individual or humanity in general. I cannot always connect easily to my compassionate nature. I feel stuck in a flow ... continue
Posted August 17, 2018 by CGH
The 10th Anniversary of the Empowerment of the Sakyong Wangmo

The 10th Anniversary of the Empowerment of the Sakyong Wangmo – HIGHLIGHT

Photography © Marvin Moore 2008 Today marks the 10th anniversary of the empowerment of Khandro Tseyang Ripa as the Sakyong Wangmo, Dechen Chöying Sangmo. On Saturday, August 16, 2008, guests traveled from around the world to witness the ceremony. His Holiness Penor Rinpoche presided over the empowerment. In ... continue
Posted August 16, 2018 by Mark_Whaley
The Three S's

The Three S’s – HIGHLIGHT

An opportunity to explore these three: Stillness, Silence, and Spaciousness by Brooke Binstock  When the three of us (Kelly Lindsey, Marissa Knox and I) got together to talk about what to center our August retreat at Shambhala Mountain Center around, we easily settled on the theme of Stillness, Silence, ... continue
Posted August 15, 2018 by CGH
Ashe Mahamudra

Ashe Mahamudra – HIGHLIGHT

Practitioners gather in Ottawa, Ontario for a mahamudra intensive by Nyingje Sheltri Awake to a jangling alarm, grab a quick shower, throw on some clothes, and head out into the hectic confusion of stop-and-go rush hour traffic. Arriving with barely a moment to spare, grabbing a cup of ... continue
Posted August 13, 2018 by CGH
Shambhala Shrine Amidst Crisis

Shambhala Shrine Amidst Crisis – HIGHLIGHT

Working with issues and concerns related to Shambhala Center shrines and images of Shambhala teachers by Barbara Heffernan The Shambhala community is struggling to determine the appropriate response to recent accounts of sexual misconduct on the part of our spiritual leader and lineage holder, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. On a ... continue
Posted August 11, 2018 by CGH
Changes Ahead

Changes Ahead – HIGHLIGHT

A message from the editor about upcoming changes at the Shambhala Times by Carol Henderson To our dear readers: many thanks for visiting this site, contributing your stories, reading the work of others, and sharing your comments. Working with you over the past three years has always been ... continue
Posted August 9, 2018 by CGH
Tiny Home Community 2

Tiny Home Community 2 – HIGHLIGHT

Part 2 of a conversation with Silas Rose about Shambhala vision, tiny home dreams, and the practice of living in community by George Klima George. Let me go to the practical details: what would be an approximate budget? What do you see as a viable governance structure? Silas. In ... continue
Posted August 7, 2018 by CGH
Tiny Home Community 1

Tiny Home Community 1 – HIGHLIGHT

A conversation with Silas Rose about Shambhala vision, tiny home dreams, and the practice of living in community by George Klima Last summer Silas Rose, Director at the Victoria Shambhala Centre, sold his home of 15 years and bought a restored vintage airstream coach to try out tiny ... continue
Posted August 5, 2018 by CGH
Casa Werma Seeks Director

Casa Werma Seeks Director – HIGHLIGHT

México’s Shambhala practice and retreat center searches for a new Executive Director Casa Werma is a designated lineage site protected within the Shambhala International land-center mandala. Located in the center of Pátzcuaro, Michoacán, México, it is here, in 1980, that the Druk Sakyong, Trungpa Rinpoche composed the ... continue
Posted August 3, 2018 by CGH


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