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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.

Jun 14
Tuesday

Sakyong speaks to Orlando tragedy

Filed underShambhala News Service

flowersOn behalf of the entire Shambhala Community I express profound sadness and pain toward the brutal killings in Orlando this past weekend. As we now know, Florida has suffered the deadliest mass shooting in American history. My heart breaks for everyone affected by this tragedy. I want to especially acknowledge the pain of the LGBT community – a community that has faced ignorant violence and discrimination for generations.

Those who have suffered are in my practice and I encourage you to hold them in your heart as well. We should dedicate our practice to the aspiration that all people, regardless of their sexual orientation, race or religion, are able to experience their basic goodness and peace. May the threat of gun violence lessen, and may all beings be safe. We send love and courage to all who are suffering and to all who are in fear.

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

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Sakyong appoints first South American acharya
Sakyong appoints first South American acharya
no responses - Posted 06.13.16
The Office of the Sakyong is pleased to announce that the Kongma Sakyong has formally appointed Ms. Magali Meneses Ibañez to the position of acharya. A native of Santiago, Chile Ms. Meneses is the first South American acharya. Magali has been a key leader in the ...continue
Multilingual Success in Shambhala!
Multilingual Success in Shambhala!
5 responses - Posted 04.15.16
We are delighted to announce that within the past month the Kalapa Media Information Technology Team has made a transition to Universal Transformation Format (UTF-8) which enables Shambhala’s web pages and the Shambhala Database to be vastly more multilingual. Previously alphabets containing diacritic characters were incompatible ...continue
Sakyong Appoints 26 New Shastris
Sakyong Appoints 26 New Shastris
5 responses - Posted 04.11.16
The Office of the Kalapa Court is pleased to announce the appointment of twenty-six new shastris by the Sakyong, Jamgon Mipham Rinpoche, effective for three-year terms beginning this summer. These shastris join over ninety shastris appointed in recent years, fulfilling three year terms in their ...continue
Sakyong Chilean Teachings and Disaster Response
Sakyong Chilean Teachings and Disaster Response
no responses - Posted 04.08.16
The Sakyong made a strong connection with the Shambhala community of Copiapo, Chile during the Chilean Garchen in February. They were in the front-lines when a storm caused devastating mudslides leaving tens of thousands of people without power or drinking water last year. To read more ...continue
Dorje Tsegyal
Reminder of Healing and Enriching Practices
1 response - Posted 03.31.16
Dorje TsegyalNext week the Sakyong will be performing two pujas, or intensive practices. This is an opportunity to request the Sakyong to help friends, loved ones, or ourselves through these practices. The pujas will be Medicine Buddha April 8th, for health, healing, and recovery from illness, ...continue
Sakyong to Perform Healing and Enriching Practices
Sakyong to Perform Healing and Enriching Practices
no responses - Posted 03.17.16
The Sakyong will perform two pujas, or intensive practices, for the benefit of Shambhala this April 8th and 9th. This is an opportunity to request the Sakyong to specifically help a friend, loved one, or ourselves through these practices. The pujas will be Medicine Buddha, for ...continue
ENDOWMENT AND BEQUESTS
ENDOWMENT AND BEQUESTS
2 responses - Posted 03.04.16
The Office of the Kalapa Court is delighted to announce the Lady Sharon Hoagland Endowment established through the vast generosity of Kalapa Patrons Lady Sharon and James Hoagland. Seeded with a million dollars principle, this endowment has been formed to stabilize and enrich the Sakyong ...continue
The Sakyong Returns to South America
The Sakyong Returns to South America
no responses - Posted 03.03.16
The Kongma Sakyong has returned to South America, presiding over an 8-day long Garchen retreat with 170 Chileans, Brazilians, and a few North Americans in Cuncumen Chile. Following the retreat, the Sakyong gave a public talk in Santiago and addressed the Shambhala community. Acharyas Eve Rosenthal and ...continue
Acharya Appointments and Retirement
Acharya Appointments and Retirement
2 responses - Posted 02.08.16
The Office of the Kalapa Court is delighted to announce the role of “Werma Acharya” for those acharyas who will lead Scorpion Seal retreats. As the Sakyong has written, “These acharyas will act as my personal representatives, holding the integrity and dignity of the blessing and ...continue
Sakyong Appoints Halifax Director
Sakyong Appoints Halifax Director
3 responses - Posted 01.29.16
The Office of the Kalapa Court is delighted to announce that the Kongma Sakyong, Jamgon Mipham Rinpoche, has appointed Ms Michelle Munro to the position of Director of the Halifax Shambhala Centre, effective Shambhala Day. Michelle is well-known to the Halifax community, having held the position of ...continue
Shastri Nominations
Shastri Nominations
no responses - Posted 01.25.16
On Shambhala Day the formal process of considering nominations for new Shastris will begin. All members of Shambhala are invited to suggest possible nominees through their Shambhala Centre’s Director of Practice and Education, or their Centre Director, by February 2. As Shambhala Groups do not ...continue
Shambhala Day Poetry Contest
Shambhala Day Poetry Contest
2 responses - Posted 01.12.16
The Kalapa Court and the Office of Culture and Decorum are pleased to announce this year’s Shambhala Day Poetry Contest. With the blessings of the Sakyong, in celebration of the approaching Year of the Fire Monkey, the theme for this short poetry contest is “The Shambhala Lineage ...continue
Children’s Day Message from Sakyong Wangmo
Children’s Day Message from Sakyong Wangmo
no responses - Posted 12.21.15
Sakyong Wangmo, Jetsun Drukmo and Jetsun YudraThe Sakyong Wangmo, Jetsun Drukmo, and the Mukpo Family send warm wishes to the entire community from Nepal for Children’s Day, our Shambhala celebration of the winter solstice. Please enjoy this brief audio message from the Sakyong Wangmo and Jetsun ...continue
Director of Development Position Available
Director of Development Position Available
no responses - Posted 11.30.15
The new position of Director of Development is the senior fundraising position for the Sakyong Potrang, the highest leadership and coordinating body of Shambhala, and replaces the part time development work previously done by the Executive Director of Shambhala. The Director of Development reports to to ...continue


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