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David Brown is the Executive Secretary to Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and directs the Office of the Kalapa Court. David studied thangka painting with Noedup Rongae and received a Masters degree in Buddhist and Western Psychology at Naropa University. He was a Kusung to the Sakyong and Druk Sakyong and lived at Karme Choling, where he met his wife, Dinah. In 1986 they moved to Halifax to serve within the Kalapa Court. They have one daughter, Berkeley Brown, a jeweler. David's Shambhala name is Nyima Sangpo.

Nov 29
Thursday

An Amateur’s Experience of Thangka Painting

Filed underArts and Poetry

In 1976 I was very fortunate to begin my study of traditional Tibetan thangka painting with the Rongae family at Naropa University.   Continue…

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International Advanced Assemblies Calendar for 2018
International Advanced Assemblies Calendar for 2018
no responses - Posted 12.15.17
The following Assemblies in 2018 require that you apply and be accepted through the Shambhala Office of Practice and Education: * Enlightened Society Assembly * Warrior Assembly * Sacred World Assembly * Rigden Abhisheka * Scorpion Seal Assembly Year 1 Please follow the link for program dates and information on ...continue
International Advanced Assemblies 2018 Calendar
International Advanced Assemblies 2018 Calendar
no responses - Posted 10.16.17
Shambhala is pleased to announce the International Advanced Assemblies Calendar for 2018. First, some important details! Please read through carefully. • Apologies that this letter is only in English at this time. If you need help with translation please ask a friend to help ...continue
Three New Acharyas
Three New Acharyas
1 response - Posted 09.11.17
The Office of the Sakyong is delighted to announce that the Sakyong has appointed three new acharyas. On September 3, 2017 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 ...continue
Retirement of three long-serving Shambhala Warriors
Retirement of three long-serving Shambhala Warriors
no responses - Posted 06.16.17
On behalf of the Kongma Sakyong, the Office of the Sakyong wishes to announce the retirement of three long-serving warriors: Acharya Jeremy Hayward Acharya Jeremy Hayward took his oath of retirement before the Sakyong at the 2017 Kalapa Garchen held at Karmȇ Chöling in May. An acharya ...continue
INTERNATIONAL ASSEMBLIES OFFERED IN 2017
INTERNATIONAL ASSEMBLIES OFFERED IN 2017
no responses - Posted 05.01.17
The Shambhala Office of Practice and Education wishes to share this reminder of all the Assemblies being offered internationally in 2017. Below you will find information on all Assemblies (including Scorpion Seal Assemblies), Staffing, Application Processes, and more. Please read through carefully. APPLICATION PROCESS The following Assemblies in ...continue
Sakyong to Perform Long-Life Healing Puja with Special Dedication for the Earth
Sakyong to Perform Long-Life Healing Puja with Special Dedication for the Earth
2 responses - Posted 04.17.17
Celebrating the Earth, the Sakyong will perform a two-day long-life puja, or accomplishment practice, this April 29th and 30th in Boulder, Colorado. This puja is performed to assist in healing the sick, and to strengthen the life-energy of those engaged in virtue so that their activity ...continue
REMINDER OF 2017 INTERNATIONAL ASSEMBLIES
REMINDER OF 2017 INTERNATIONAL ASSEMBLIES
no responses - Posted 03.02.17
Cheerful Year of the Fire Bird! The Shambhala Office of Practice and Education wishes to share this reminder announcement of all the Assemblies being offered internationally in 2017. There is a lot of helpful information below, including key info on all Assemblies (including Scorpion Seal ...continue
Condolences
Condolences
no responses - Posted 02.02.17
The effects of the tragic attack in the Centre Culturel Islamique de Québec on Sunday are being felt throughout the world. As the Premier of Québec said “Not just the Muslim community, it’s not just the people of Quebec. Everyone is suffering from this.” ...continue
Ms. Sharon Owyang
Southern California Region Created and Director Appointed
no responses - Posted 01.11.17
On behalf of the Kongma Sakyong, Jampal Trinley Dradul, and Ms. Jane Arthur, Minister of the Pillar of Government, the Office of the Sakyong takes great pleasure in announcing the designation of the area south of San Luis Obispo, California as the Southern California Region. We ...continue
Co-Directors of Gampo Abbey Appointed
Co-Directors of Gampo Abbey Appointed
2 responses - Posted 11.22.16
Ron Renz and Janet Whelan at Taktsang, BhutanOn behalf of the Kongma Sakyong and the Kalapa Council, the Office of the Sakyong is delighted to announce the appointment of Ron Renz and Janet Whelan as Co-Directors of Gampo Abbey. They are succeeding Director Richard Haspray, who ...continue
Harvest of Peace Address Now Online
Harvest of Peace Address Now Online
no responses - Posted 09.27.16
Kongma Sakyong Harvest of Peace 2016 The Sakyong’s Harvest of Peace address to the international community is now available online. In this year’s address, the Kongma Sakyong touched on strengthening families, looking to the future, loyalty to basic goodness, balancing bravery and tenderness, and extending out. Please click ...continue
Sakyong Encourages Compassion
Sakyong Encourages Compassion
no responses - Posted 07.15.16
In a summer marked by violence, political divisiveness, homophobia, and systemic racism, let the recent tragedy in Nice and the turmoil in Turkey serve as reminders of the preciousness of life. To counteract such degeneration, let us look within to face our fears and open our ...continue
First Kalapa Garchen
First Kalapa Garchen
no responses - Posted 07.08.16
This May, leaders from throughout the Four Pillars of the Shambhala community gathered at Karme Choling with the Kongma Sakyong, for the first Kalapa Garchen (Great Gathering.) The Sakyong made it clear this was to be the first of many more — and likely much larger ...continue
Shambhala Monastic Order Video and News
Shambhala Monastic Order Video and News
no responses - Posted 06.17.16
A video by Acharya Pema Chodron and Shastri Loden Nyima has just been posted on the Shambhala Times describing the vision of the Shambhala Monastic Order, answering some frequently asked questions, and outlining the current offerings of 9-12 month monastic residencies themed around the Four Dignities ...continue


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