Home     Contact Us         Log in

Author: Carol Henderson

Number of entries: 404
Email: [email protected]

Feb 20

Shambhala Day Talks

Filed underDharma Teachings

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche’s Shambhala Day Address, and a greeting from the Sakyong Wangmo

Boulder Shambhala Meditation Center, February 16, 2018

The Kongma Sakyong, Mipham Rinpoche:

Very good morning, everyone! You are looking beautiful, marvelous.

I would like to welcome everyone joining us worldwide to this Shambhala Day. I know this is being translated, so I will do my best to speak slowly.

I would like to take this moment to acknowledge that we have a beautiful and powerful ceremony to mark the New Year. It is marking a “fresh start.” At this moment I would invite everyone to reflect on your own humanity, to look at the sun of basic goodness. In some ways this is a ritual that we have been doing for many, many years. But it seems more poignant than ever in this particular time in the world, when there is a lot of uncertainty, fear, and hesitation. At the same time, there is a lot of strength. Continue…

Author Archive

The Community Will Thrive
The Community Will Thrive – HIGHLIGHT
no responses - Posted 02.19.18
Shambhala Day messages from the Sakyong and the Sakyong Wangmo “Mistakes happen because of the nature of humanity. If we create a community that can work with mistakes, and have enough depth to deal with those challenges, then the community will thrive. As challenges arise, we will ...continue
Shambhala Day 2018
Shambhala Day 2018 – HIGHLIGHT
no responses - Posted 02.15.18
Cheerful Shambhala Day from everyone here at the Shambhala Times Join us as we celebrate the Year of the Earth Dog! As Shambhala members gather with friends, family, and community to celebrate Shambhala Day this weekend, here at the Times we’re preparing a set of special articles to ...continue
Shambhala Is A Culture
Shambhala Is A Culture – HIGHLIGHT
7 responses - Posted 02.14.18
Contemplating culture and decorum in Chicago by Akiba Barberousse Throughout Shambhala, a member of the leadership team at every center worldwide holds the position of Delegate to the Office of Culture & Decorum. Generally, this person is appointed by the director of the international office via nomination from ...continue
Preventing and Responding to Sexual Misconduct and Harm
no responses - Posted 02.13.18
A draft policy prepared by Crina Bondre Ardelean, Christopher Kreeger, Terry Rudderham, Alexis Shotwell. SECTION ONE View: Preventing sexual misconduct and harm Creating enlightened society implies establishing a community where many forms of interpersonal harm don’t happen; this policy addresses, in particular, the prevention of and response to sexual ...continue
Letter From Lady Diana
Letter From Lady Diana – HIGHLIGHT
14 responses - Posted 02.12.18
This has been a very dark dön season for many people. It has exposed a tremendous amount of pain that people have experienced both in the Shambhala community and in the greater world. Having the Shambhala community as the focal point for the majority of my life, ...continue
Family Overnight
Family Overnight – HIGHLIGHT
no responses - Posted 02.11.18
  Imagery from a beautiful trip to Dash Point by Anisha Prasad I felt energized as I took in a sip of the crisp winter air and looked up at the grey skies. What a delight to follow children gaily skipping along a forested trail during an overnight outing ...continue
Confidence, Inspiration, Vulnerability
Confidence, Inspiration, Vulnerability – HIGHLIGHT
1 response - Posted 02.09.18
Reflections from the leadership program “Magnetizing Enlightened Society” by Larry Steele Sunlight pouring through the windows lights the bamboo floor of Seattle Shambhala Center shrine room. Green leaves shimmer with life outside. And, of course, it is raining. Thirty-five straight-backed meditators breathe out, flowing with Shastri Trinley Busby’s guided ...continue
Death in Advance, Part Two
Death in Advance, Part Two – HIGHLIGHT
4 responses - Posted 02.07.18
How our viewpoint on life can change through the practice of contemplating death by Anne-Marie Keppel I was overjoyed when I recently read in Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche’s new book, The Lost Art of Good Conversation, instructions for how to contemplate our last breath on our deathbed. He asks, “What do you need ...continue
Death in Advance, Part One
Death in Advance, Part One – HIGHLIGHT
3 responses - Posted 02.05.18
We so often avoid thinking of our own death, but what if we took a different view? by Anne-Marie Keppel From the womb, the baby opened her eyes, and saw through stretched skin patches of light. So contrary to the darkness when her eyes were closed. And when ...continue
Women's March Los Angeles
Women’s March Los Angeles – HIGHLIGHT
no responses - Posted 02.01.18
Shambhalians participate in the LA Women’s March, offering a meditation flash mob to accompany the main event by Jason Elias On Saturday, January 20, 2018,  hundreds of thousands of people showed up for the Women’s March in downtown Los Angeles (local news station KTLA estimated participation at 400,000). ...continue
Moment to Moment
Moment to Moment – HIGHLIGHT
no responses - Posted 01.30.18
A few thoughts that pop to mind by Susan Firer I’m experiencing writer’s block again. I was on a roll with easy flowing topics the last couple of months, but not so right now. I think I may just write briefly about ideas that pop into my mind…like ...continue
Protecting the Space
Protecting the Space – HIGHLIGHT
no responses - Posted 01.28.18
Reflections on the role and purpose of the Dorje Kasung by Larry Steele John Gilvar, commander of Seattle Shambhala’s Dorje Kasung, recently was telling me about the Container Principle. It’s the Buddhist idea that people meditating together naturally create a zone of heightened awareness: a container. As he talked, ...continue
New Year Limbo
New Year Limbo – HIGHLIGHT
no responses - Posted 01.26.18
Preparing for the Tibetan New Year by Max Roberts-Zirker This time of year is a sort of ‘new year limbo’ for Shambhalians, having just started a new Gregorian calendar year while still wrapping up the Tibetan year of the Fire Bird. Instead of trying to think of which ...continue
Heartfelt Practice of Generosity
Heartfelt Practice of Generosity – HIGHLIGHT
no responses - Posted 01.24.18
Shambhala Trust provides funds for four projects at Fall 2017 meeting by Gregory Lubkin On the weekend of December 1-3, 2017, the Shambhala Trust held its semi-annual meeting at the Los Angeles home of Trust member Gregory Lubkin.  During the weekend, the Trust invited some of the Southern California ...continue

Website Development by Blue Mandala using Wordpress MU.
All content and source Copyright © 1994-2018. Shambhala International (Vajradhatu), Shambhala, Shambhala Meditation Center, Shambhala Training, Shambhala Center and Way of Shambhala are registered service marks of Shambhala USA


Get the Facebook Likebox Slider Pro for WordPress