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Apr 19
Thursday

Unproblematic Togetherness

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How the vision of Shambhala may support the transformation and well-being of all South Africans

by Michal George

Here in South Africa, we are approaching 25 years of democracy. Nelson Mandela is gone, and on many levels, his legacy lies in tatters. The newly-elected president of the African National Congress, Cyril Ramaphosa, who is almost certain to become the country’s new President in 2019, recently vowed to “confront people who are trying to divide the ANC,” and urged “the creation of a united, non-racial, non-sexist, democratic, prosperous and equitable society.” But how does one pursue such grand aspirations day to day? How do ordinary citizens – who for years have been eager to contribute to Mandela’s dream of a legitimate Rainbow Nation, only to find themselves disillusioned by corruption, deep-seated racism, sexism, and political infighting – rekindle their faith in a brighter future? Continue…

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The Possibilities of Butterfly
The Possibilities of Butterfly – HIGHLIGHT
1 response - Posted 04.17.18
Appreciating a Level II for teens recently taught by Shastri Nick Kranz at Karmê Chöling by Ann-Marie Keppel Often adults are afraid of teens. I get it. Teens can move in tight omnivorous packs, with untamed hormones and swift tongues that may whip out an uncomfortable truth or ...continue
Shambhala's Bank
Shambhala’s Bank – HIGHLIGHT
1 response - Posted 04.15.18
An interview that tells us what Shambhalians really ought to know about the Shambhala Credit Union with Bob Sutherland, CEO Times:  What is the Shambhala Credit Union? Bob:  We are a fully functioning financial institution whose mission is to serve people in the Shambhala community. Times: How does that work, and ...continue
Eye-Witness Report, Part Two
Eye-Witness Report, Part Two – HIGHLIGHT
2 responses - Posted 04.13.18
Tracing the origins of the current Rohingya crisis, and a call to action by Richard Reoch This crisis is far from over. Journalists inside Myanmar are facing harassment, even death threats, for independent reporting on this situation. Two reporters for Reuters news agency were arrested for violating the ...continue
Eye-Witness Report, Part One
Eye-Witness Report, Part One – HIGHLIGHT
6 responses - Posted 04.11.18
A Shambhala representative spends time among the Rohingya refugees by Richard Reoch I have just returned from the largest refugee camp in the world. It’s where the Rohingya people have fled to Bangladesh from Myanmar, a Buddhist nation. No one knows exactly how many people are sheltering there. Perhaps ...continue
Shambhala Household
Shambhala Household – HIGHLIGHT
3 responses - Posted 04.09.18
A new program to assist practitioners in establishing a Shambhala household by Lady Diana Mukpo To the noble Shambhala sangha, As some of you know, over the last several months I have taken over the management of rolling out the Shambhala household program, which is based on the Sakyong’s ...continue
Harm and Healing
Harm and Healing – HIGHLIGHT
2 responses - Posted 04.07.18
A message from Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche To the Noble Shambhala Community, I write to you today with an open and tender heart. We are going through a period of deep reflection as well as pain, confusion, and hurt. This deep reflection is possible because of the bravery and ...continue
Een boodschap van Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche
no responses - Posted 04.07.18
20 maart 2018 Aan de edele Shambhala-gemeenschap Ik schrijf jullie vandaag met een open en teder hart. We gaan door een periode van zowel diepe reflectie als pijn, verwarring en gekwetstheid. Deze diepe reflectie is mogelijk dankzij de dapperheid en moed van mensen die zich binnen onze gemeenschap ...continue
Mensaje de Sákyong Mipham Rimpoché
no responses - Posted 04.07.18
20 de marzo de 2018 A la noble comunidad de Shambhala: Hoy les escribo con el corazón abierto y enternecido. Estamos atravesando un período de reflexión profunda junto al dolor, la confusión y las heridas. Esta reflexión profunda es posible por la valentía y el coraje de quienes ...continue
Un message du Sakyong Mipham Rinpoché
no responses - Posted 04.07.18
Le 20 mars 2018 A la noble communauté de Shambhala, Je vous écris aujourd’hui avec un cœur ouvert et tendre. Nous traversons une période de profonde réflexion, accompagnée de douleur, de confusion et de peine. Cette réflexion profonde est rendue possible par la bravoure et le courage d’individus ...continue
Eine Nachricht von Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche
no responses - Posted 04.07.18
20. März 2018 An die edle Shambhala-Gemeinschaft, Ich wende mich heute aus tiefstem Herzen an euch. Wir erleben gerade eine Phase tiefer Reflexion, die von Kummer, Verunsicherung und Schmerz begleitet wird. Diese tiefe Reflexion verdanken wir dem Mut und der Courage von Menschen, denen in unserer Gemeinschaft Schaden ...continue
Messaggio da Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche
no responses - Posted 04.07.18
20 marzo 2018 Alla Nobile Comunità Shambhlala, Oggi vi scrivo con un cuore aperto e tenero. Stiamo attraversando un periodo di profonda riflessione, e anche di dolore, confusione e sofferenza. Questa profonda riflessione è possibile grazie all’impavidità e al coraggio di individui che hanno sperimentato il sentirsi feriti ...continue
Wiadomość od Sakyonga Miphama Rinpoche
no responses - Posted 04.07.18
20 marca 2018 r. Do szlachetnej społeczności Shambhali Piszę do Was dzisiaj z otwartym i czułym sercem. Jesteśmy teraz w czasie głębokiej refleksji, ale również bólu, pomieszania i zranienia. Taka głęboka refleksja jest możliwa dzięki śmiałości i odwadze osób, które doświadczyły w naszej społeczności krzywd lub alienacji. Zostało ...continue
Mensagem do Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche
no responses - Posted 04.07.18
20 de março de 2018 Para a comunidade noble Shambhala, Escrevo para você hoje com um coração aberto e terno. Estamos passando por um período de profunda reflexão, bem como dor, confusão e mágoa. Essa reflexão profunda é possível devido à bravura e coragem de indivíduos que sofreram ...continue
Puja for Healing
Puja for Healing – HIGHLIGHT
2 responses - Posted 04.05.18
The Sakyong to Perform Padmasambhava Puja for Kindness and Healing, April 28-29 by Walker Blaine The Kongma Sakyong will perform a two-day Könchok Chidü Padmasambhava puja on the weekend of April 28-29. This puja arose specifically from a request by the Sakyong Wangmo for the benefit of the ...continue


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