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Apr 28
Tuesday

A Letter Regarding the Earthquake in Nepal from Shastri Amy Conway

Filed underCommunity Articles, Dharma Teachings
Dear Shambhala Sangha,

Photo by Bob Sonne on his 2008 trip to Nepal and India

Photo by Bob Sonne on his 2008 trip to Nepal and India

As you have probably heard by now, yesterday a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal killing more than 2,500 people with other deaths in India and Tibet. Aftershocks today have also been devastating. The people of Nepal have seen their world literally crumble (including many ancient Buddhist temples and stupas). They are pulling loved ones from the rubble and are forced to stay outdoors in makeshift shelters without electricity or heat in the very cold temperatures. Food and water are uncertainties.

As I contemplated this situation this morning, there was a pain in my heart and tears in my eyes. As we sit here in our comfortable lives, is there anything we can do to help these people? If we had just had “the big one” and we were buried under the fallen walls of our apartment building or office, or we were watching our loved ones’ bodies being recovered, what could possibly provide solace or help? Continue…

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Sugaring at Karmê Chöling
Sugaring at Karmê Chöling – HIGHLIGHT
1 response - Posted 04.27.15
Last year, the Karmê Chöling staff, under the guidance of Jason Winchester, ‘sugared’ the land at Karmê Chöling for the first time in many years, eventually producing over 12 gallons of maple syrup. This year, they are at it again. This column recollects last year’s experience, from the eyes ...continue
Becoming Who We Want to Be: Toronto Shambhala, Part 2
Becoming Who We Want to Be: Toronto Shambhala, Part 2 – HIGHLIGHT
no responses - Posted 04.26.15
COLUMN: Shambhala on the Move by Margaret May This is part two of a two-part series on the tale of the transformation of the Toronto Shambhala Center. Click here for Part One.  September 2013: It is a Tuesday night, about fifteen minutes before sitting and instruction begins. In the Community ...continue
Learning to Cook for the Guru, or, "Watch the Schmaltz"
Learning to Cook for the Guru, or, “Watch the Schmaltz” – HIGHLIGHT
2 responses - Posted 04.25.15
COLUMN: Kitchen Wisdom by Judy Sachs Sullivan Serving in the household of the guru is both a precious opportunity to be in the center of the mandala, to spend time with the teacher (albeit in a formal setting with a prescribed position), and serve in a courtly environment. ...continue
The Splendiferous House that Ryken Built
The Splendiferous House that Ryken Built – HIGHLIGHT
1 response - Posted 04.24.15
COLUMN: Aging in Enlightened Society by Steven Wilke At halftime, he grabbed the belligerent man and slammed him against the Lamp Post’s bathroom wall, finally shutting him up. “Some people are trying to watch the football game in here,” Tom explained to the bewildered, pinned patron who had been ...continue
The Road Home: An Interview with Shastri Ethan Nichtern
The Road Home: An Interview with Shastri Ethan Nichtern – HIGHLIGHT
1 response - Posted 04.21.15
Shastri Ethan Nichtern talks with Dan Glenn of the Shambhala Times about his third book, The Road Home (North Point Press), which comes out today. First thing’s first: this book is really good! I was really inspired, touched, and opened by your book in ways I didn’t expect to be. Photo ...continue
Gampo Abbey Welcomes a New Life Monastic
Gampo Abbey Welcomes a New Life Monastic – HIGHLIGHT
5 responses - Posted 04.19.15
Photo by Lodro Kalsang On April 9th, one of Gampo Abbey’s temporary monks, Thubten Tingdzen, took the brave leap of Parma Rabjung ordination. In the Tibetan tradition, this is a first step in the path of life monasticism, an entry period before taking novice vows. After the ceremony, ...continue
Ziji Collective Gathers in Mexico
Ziji Collective Gathers in Mexico – HIGHLIGHT
no responses - Posted 04.15.15
by Rianne Pelleboer Mexico City, that’s where the magic is happening this year. Young Shambhalians will gather there in May to enjoy a weekend of sharing experiences and then dive deeper into a leadership training at Casa Werma. People from all over the world will fly to Mexico–or ...continue
Yarne: The Heart of Gampo Abbey
Yarne: The Heart of Gampo Abbey – HIGHLIGHT
2 responses - Posted 04.08.15
by Emma Cataford, temporary monastic and Loden Nyima, Head of Education at Gampo Abbey The community at Gampo Abbey ushered in 2015 by starting their annual winter retreat, called Yarne. Entering the retreat involves formally committing to remain within both the physical boundaries of the land as well ...continue
Warrior Tribute: Fay Octavia Elliott
Warrior Tribute: Fay Octavia Elliott – HIGHLIGHT
3 responses - Posted 04.06.15
by Nathan Railla “My prayer is that when it comes my time to die, because I am walking the bodhisattva chaplain path focused on love in the form of two-fold Bodhichitta, my practice, and engagement with the suffering of the world, I will die with no regrets.” ...continue
Ordinary Magic
Ordinary Magic – HIGHLIGHT
5 responses - Posted 04.04.15
April 4 is Parinirvana Day, the day when we commemorate the passing of  Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. This piece by Frank Ryan of Boston shares a personal memory of Trungpa Rinpoche and the Sixteenth Karmapa. The Seventeenth Karma is currently on a tour of North America.  by Frank Ryan Among the vast wealth ...continue
Festivities at Surmang
Festivities at Surmang – HIGHLIGHT
no responses - Posted 04.03.15
The winter is a special time for practice at Surmang Dutsi Til, the monastic seat of the Trungpa Tulku lineage in eastern Tibet, particularly after Losar or the Tibetan new year. The Konchok Foundation is delighted to share photographs from the annual Chakrasamvara dance and from the ...continue
Reoch Celebrates at Theme Parks
Reoch Celebrates at Theme Parks – HIGHLIGHT
2 responses - Posted 04.01.15
Report by Shambhala Times Editorial Staff When asked after he took his Presidential Retirement Oath what he was going to do now, Shambhala’s former President Richard Reoch jokingly gave the cliché response, “I’m going to Disney World!” It turns out he wasn’t joking. Mr. Reoch took a ...continue
Sakyong to Test Acharyas' Physical Prowess, Strength, and Durability
Sakyong to Test Acharyas’ Physical Prowess, Strength, and Durability – HIGHLIGHT
12 responses - Posted 04.01.15
Report by Shambhala Times Editorial Staff Acharya Noel McLellan with his fencing trainer Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche announced on Monday that he will put his acharyas through a rigorous series of physical fitness competitions at this year’s Acharya Retreat. The Sakyong said in the announcement, “It has been three years since I ...continue
Miksang Contemplative Photography Gallery Show in Austin
Miksang Contemplative Photography Gallery Show in Austin – HIGHLIGHT
no responses - Posted 03.31.15
March is Shambhala Arts month, and the Shambhala Times is celebrating with articles from community members about creative expression. Today’s submission comes from Melinda Rothouse on the Miksang Contemplative Photography Gallery Show in Austin, Texas. by Melinda Rothouse Photo by Kent Samuelson Over the last month, the Dougherty Arts Center, run ...continue


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