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Sep 23
Saturday

Harvest of Peace 2017

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From everyone here at the Shambhala Times, best wishes for a cheerful Harvest of Peace!

Every year at the time of each solstice and equinox, Shambhalians around the world gather in community to mark the changing of the seasons. The Harvest of Peace Nyida Day is celebrated each fall, a time to come together for delicious food, delightful conversation, and meditation practice.  “Nyi” comes from the word “Nyima” or sun, and “da” from the word “dawa” or moon, and the two syllables together make up the name given to these seasonal holidays.

In each Shambhala Center, land center, and place of practice, Harvest of Peace celebrations will manifest in ways that reflect the character and aspirations of each community. Everyone is welcome to share their local experiences across the mandala through publication here at the Times, to expand and multiply the joys and meanings of this special day. We will post your contributions over the coming weeks, as well as sharing messages from the center of the mandala as they become available.

Send us your stories and photos here!

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Great Clouds of Blessings 2
Great Clouds of Blessings 2 – HIGHLIGHT
no responses - Posted 09.22.17
A continuation of comments on A Supplication for Magnetizing the Phenomenal World by Russell Rodgers Vajrayogini Some of the deities that arise in the next section of the chant are familiar to senior practitioners. Vajravarahi is also known as Vajrayogini. Padmaraja is an aspect of Padmasambhava. Kurukulla is another ...continue
La Mort de Tulku Sampten Ngedon
1 response - Posted 09.20.17
C’est avec un immense chagrin que nous annonçons la mort de Tulku Sampten Ngedon, connu également sous le nom de Tulku Oga, le frère cadet de Son Éminence Terton Namkha Drimed Rinpoché. Il est décédé paisiblement après une courte maladie, à Katmandou le jeudi 14 septembre, ...continue
Tulku Sampten Ngedon Eltávozását
no responses - Posted 09.20.17
Mély megrendüléssel tudatjuk mindenkivel Tulku Sampten Ngedon eltávozását, akit sokan közülünk úgy ismertetek, hogy Tulku Oga, Őeminenciája Terton Namkha Drimed Rinpoche legfiatalabb testvére. Rövid betegség után békében távozott Katmanduban Őeminenciája spirituális vezetésével szeptember 14.-én, csütörtökön. Tulku Oga 1947-ben született a tibeti Kham-ban. Édesapja a kiváló mester ...continue
El Fallecimiento del Tulku Sampten Ngedon
no responses - Posted 09.20.17
Con gran pena anunciamos el fallecimiento del tulku Sampten Ngedon, conocido por muchos como Tulku Oga, el hermano más joven de Su Eminencia el terton Namkha Drimed Rimpoché. Murió tranquilamente, tutelado espiritualmente por Su Eminencia tras una breve enfermedad, el jueves 14 de septiembre en Katmandú ...continue
ll Trapasso di Tulku Sampten Ngedon
no responses - Posted 09.20.17
È con grande tristezza che annunciamo il trapasso di Tulku Sampten Ngedon, noto a molti come Tulku Oga, il fratello minore di Sua Eminenza Terton Namkha Drimed Rinpoche. È morto pacificamente a Katmandu giovedì 14 settembre, sotto la guida spirituale di Sua Eminenza, dopo breve malattia. ...continue
Great Clouds of Blessings 1
Great Clouds of Blessings 1 – HIGHLIGHT
no responses - Posted 09.20.17
Comments on A Supplication for Magnetizing the Phenomenal World by Russell Rodgers Jamgön Mipham Gyatso This is a less well-known optional morning chant that anyone can do. It was written by the great Jamgön Mipham Gyatso 1879. It belongs to a class of practices that are appropriate when special ...continue
Passing of Tulku Sampten Ngedon
Passing of Tulku Sampten Ngedon – HIGHLIGHT
6 responses - Posted 09.17.17
by the Office of the Sakyong It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Tulku Sampten Ngedon, known to many as Tulku Oga, the youngest brother of His Eminence Terton Namkha Drimed Rinpoche.  He passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 14th, under the spiritual ...continue
End Ethnic Cleansing
End Ethnic Cleansing – HIGHLIGHT
2 responses - Posted 09.16.17
Buddhists appeal to Myanmar monks by Richard Reoch “The Buddha would have helped those poor Muslims,” said His Holiness the Dalai Lama this past week as the world witnessed with horror the latest eruption of communal violence, terror and ethnic cleansing. This time it is in Myanmar (Burma). Yet ...continue
Visiting Shambhala
Visiting Shambhala – HIGHLIGHT
2 responses - Posted 09.14.17
A five-act comedy that takes us to the court of the Rigden by Walker Blaine A year ago in the spring, I had the most surprising thought: I could write a five-act Shambhala comedy. It was as though a light physically turned on in my head, and within ...continue
A Tendency to Tamper
A Tendency to Tamper – HIGHLIGHT
7 responses - Posted 09.12.17
Reflections on our left-brain approach to everyday life and the nature of reality by Larry Barnett My seven-year-old granddaughter and I were watching an animated movie about a curious fairy who is told by her Fairy Master not to tamper with Pixie Dust. She does, of course, and ...continue
Three New Acharyas
Three New Acharyas – HIGHLIGHT
7 responses - Posted 09.10.17
Appointments made this month in Europe The Office of the Sakyong is delighted to announce that the Sakyong has appointed three new acharyas. On September 3, during the final ceremonies of Scorpion Seal Assembly 8 at Dechen Choling, the Sakyong personally blessed Acharya Beate Kirchhoff-Schlage, Acharya Daniele Bollini, and Acharya Arnd Riester. Beate Kirchhoff-Schlage of ...continue
Not a Glum Lot
Not a Glum Lot – HIGHLIGHT
4 responses - Posted 09.08.17
Experiencing meditation practice through a Heart of Recovery gathering by Eric Rainbeau Once the cushions and chairs are arranged in two concentric circles and the books are laid out, people start to drift into the meditation hall. They come in ones and twos, some new and some who ...continue
Lineage of the Mother Warriors
Lineage of the Mother Warriors – HIGHLIGHT
no responses - Posted 09.06.17
The Sakyong Wangmo celebrates the year of Yeshe Tsogyal by Melanie Klein On a cool spring day in April 2008, when the Sakyong Wangmo formally took her seat as Shambhala’s Queen, the edict read aloud on that occasion described her as “holding the lineage of the Mother warriors, ...continue
Social Engagement Letter
Social Engagement Letter – HIGHLIGHT
3 responses - Posted 09.04.17
A message to Shambhalians regarding recent events in Charlottesville by the Shambhala Office of Social Engagement We have witnessed and felt the heartbreak of the violent atrocities committed by hate groups including neo-Nazis, Ku Klux Klan members, white supremacists, white nationalists, ISIS and other terrorist organizations. Our Shambhala ...continue


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