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Sep 21
Monday

A Nourishing Harvest of Peace Gathering

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Harvest of Peace is one of four annual Nyida Day celebrations in Shambhala culture. Each of these holidays mark the changing of the seasons, hence the name Nyida Day (Nyi = sun and Da = moon).  This seasonal transition, the autumn equinox in the northern hemisphere and spring in the southern hemisphere, occurs officially on September 22nd this year, although many local celebrations may take place on September 19th or 20th.

Harvest of Peace is a time where we foster closeness and community in local sanghas, with practice and seasonal social events. We know that while in-person Harvest of Peace gatherings may happen in some parts of the world, many of you will be gathering together online this year. This is still powerful and nourishing, and during this ongoing time of uncertainty and groundlessness for our community, just being together online to practice and enjoy good company can be a great offering of sangha for each other.
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Preparing to Die by Andrew Holocek
Preparing to Die by Andrew Holocek – HIGHLIGHT
no responses - Posted 09.18.20
Reviewed by Christine Heming Recently several books have appeared written by well-regarded teachers on the Tibetan Buddhist approach to death and dying.  These add to a growing collection of teachings, practices and guidance for the dying and for their caregivers. One might ask if we need yet ...continue
Mudra: A Tool for Chaos
Mudra: A Tool for Chaos – HIGHLIGHT
no responses - Posted 09.11.20
By Craig Warren Smith “Chaos should be regarded as extremely good news…Chaos is the great space of emptiness that occurs before genesis. … This space provides an opportunity to reconnect with what lies under the chaos and negativity — inherent awakened nature. Another way chaos is good ...continue
Touching the Earth—September 2020 Newsletter
Touching the Earth—September 2020 Newsletter – HIGHLIGHT
1 response - Posted 09.09.20
Eleventh Hour Calling An article by Emily Takahashi We have been telling people that this is the Eleventh Hour Now we must go back and tell the people this is the HOUR. On December 11, 2018, Marybeth Downing of Boulder, Colorado traveled to the steps of the state capitol in ...continue
Thank You for Building Karmê Chöling—Now Help Us Celebrate
Thank You for Building Karmê Chöling—Now Help Us Celebrate – HIGHLIGHT
3 responses - Posted 09.04.20
Karmê Chöling, from the photo archive By Mike De Give Since Shambhala Day, there have been photos from the archives hanging on the walls here at Karme Choling. In the silence before the gong each morning, sometimes I’ll pick one out and study the grainy faces of sangha ...continue
What is Ulab 2020 and how might it be useful to Shambhala?
What is Ulab 2020 and how might it be useful to Shambhala? – HIGHLIGHT
1 response - Posted 09.01.20
By Christopher St. John In September 2019, at the invitation of the Shambhala Process Team and the Shambhala Board, about 400 Shambhala members joined the course in social transformational leadership called u.lab: Leading From the Emerging Future.  This course is free, and is based on the work of Otto ...continue
A Few Thoughts About Karma and Reincarnation
A Few Thoughts About Karma and Reincarnation – HIGHLIGHT
3 responses - Posted 08.25.20
Photo by Anastasia Zhenina on Unsplash by Bob Siegel The Buddhist law of karma emphasizes cause and effect. Our actions have consequences and these consequences in turn affect who we are. This does not negate free will. We can change those consequences by changing our behavior and thereby ...continue
Cartas de tres Acharyas
Cartas de tres Acharyas
no responses - Posted 08.21.20
Tres acharyas dejaron su puesto recientemente, aquí ofrecemos sus cartas respectivas, traducidas al español. La carta original se encuentra aquí. Querida comunidad Shambhala: Escribo con el corazón triste y tierno. El 1 de julio me jubilé como acharya. Me parece que mi nombramiento hace dos años fue, de alguna manera, un ...continue
Touching the Earth Collective—August 2020 Newsletter
Touching the Earth Collective—August 2020 Newsletter – HIGHLIGHT
1 response - Posted 08.20.20
This year, the Touching the Earth Collective is delighted to initiate a collaboration with Family Camp, by sponsoring several camp activities and sharing the wonderful article below.  Recalibrating East A testimony about Family Camp, one of Shambhala’s jewels. By Donna Stephens, Marcelle Gilkerson and Tracy Suchocki PART ONE: What is Family ...continue
Three Recent Acharya Retirements
Three Recent Acharya Retirements – HIGHLIGHT
17 responses - Posted 08.14.20
Recently three acharyas retired from their posts.  Below, the Times has published their individual letters to the community. La carta en español se encuentra aquí. Dear Shambhala Community, I write with a sad and tender heart. I have retired as an acharya as of July 1. I feel that my appointment ...continue
Shambhala Global Services…Needs YOU (or someone you know)
Shambhala Global Services…Needs YOU (or someone you know) – HIGHLIGHT
2 responses - Posted 08.11.20
Photo by Jonny Caspari on Unsplash by Melanie Klein In my new position as Director of Operations for Shambhala Global Services (SGS), I’m learning a lot about SGS and finding that many Shambhalians don’t know who we are or what we do. I’m also looking to fill a ...continue
Lettera di Walker Blaine, Maestro delle liturgie
Lettera di Walker Blaine, Maestro delle liturgie
no responses - Posted 08.07.20
30 luglio 2020 Cara comunità  Shambhala, Questa lettera vuole aiutare a chiarire l’impressione che è stata data dalla recente lettera di dimissioni degli acharya, in cui è stato scritto che il Sakyong intende lavorare solo con un gruppo di studenti più piccolo ed esclusivo. Il 21 maggio, il Sakyong ...continue
Release of New Code of Conduct Policies
Release of New Code of Conduct Policies
1 response - Posted 08.04.20
Dear Shambhala Community — We, as the Board of Directors of Shambhala, are pleased to ratify and introduce  to the Shambhala Community the new Code of Conduct consisting of the following documents: Shambhala Code of Conduct Child Protection Policy Policy for People Holding Positions of Authority Policy to Address Sexual Misconduct Policy on ...continue
Lettre du Maître des Liturgies
Lettre du Maître des Liturgies
no responses - Posted 07.31.20
30 juillet 2020 Chère communauté Shambhala, Cette lettre a pour but de clarifier ce qu’a pu laisser entendre la récente lettre de démission de certains acharyas, dans laquelle il est suggéré que le Sakyong aurait l’intention de travailler uniquement avec un groupe d’étudiants réduit et exclusif. Le 21 mai, ...continue
Carta del Maestro de Liturgia
Carta del Maestro de Liturgia
no responses - Posted 07.31.20
30 de julio de 2020 Querida comunidad Shambhala: Esta carta es para aclarar las impresiones que ha producido la reciente carta de dimisión de los acharyas, en la que se decía que el Sákyong tiene la intención de trabajar solamente con un grupo más pequeño y exclusivo de ...continue


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