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Shambhala Trust in Boston

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Shambhala Trust Provides Funds for Four Projects at Spring 2017 Meeting

by Greg Lubkin

On the weekend of April 29 – May 1, 2017, the Shambhala Trust held its semi-annual meeting at the Boston Shambhala Centre.  For those not familiar with the Trust, it is a group of individuals from the Shambhala community who combine an inspired vision of awakened society with substantial experience of working in practical ways with the world.  They have adopted the following mission statement:

The Shambhala Trust is an expression of enlightened society. We are a community that explores and cultivates the heartfelt practice of generosity. Our intention is to identify, mentor, and fund innovative and strategic projects that advance the Shambhala vision of awakened society. Continue…

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Social Action LA

Social Action LA – HIGHLIGHT

West Coast Shambhalians lay plans to bring their practice into the wider world of political action by Jason Elias After the last presidential election, a few of us in the Los Angeles Shambhala Community started to wonder what was the relevance of our practice within the political realm. If ... continue
Posted July 12, 2017 by CGH
Shambhala Technology Update

Shambhala Technology Update – HIGHLIGHT

a summary of recent work and goals from the Kalapa Information Technology Group by John Smith  Having just prepared a follow-up summary report to the Kalapa IT Group’s report for the Sakyong in 2016, it seemed like a good idea to share some of this information with readers ... continue
Posted July 4, 2017 by CGH
Marpa House Invitation

Marpa House Invitation – HIGHLIGHT

Living community for meditation practitioners invites applications from new members by Jessyca Goldstein “Marpa House is an extraordinary resource. Whether you are a long time practitioner or relatively new to contemplative discipline, Marpa House provides a unique, supportive group living situation in Boulder.  Practice and daily life are skillfully ... continue
Posted July 2, 2017 by CGH
Midsummers Past

Midsummers Past – HIGHLIGHT

Celebrating summer, sunshine, and outdoor fun with family and friends by Nyingje Sheltri Over many years, the Shambhala Buddhist community has adopted a tradition of celebrating a special day at the change of each season. These are referred to as “nyida” days, based on the Tibetan words nyima ... continue
Posted June 22, 2017 by CGH
Town Hall in Seattle

Town Hall in Seattle – HIGHLIGHT

“Great to get together and be heard” from the Seattle Shambhala Center Center Director Michael Busby convened our first Town Hall this spring. It is the first of an ongoing quarterly schedule, which he started to bring the sangha together and create an avenue for open communication. Michael ... continue
Posted June 12, 2017 by CGH
Claudia Chender Wins Election

Claudia Chender Wins Election – HIGHLIGHT

Canadian leader raised in the Shambhala Buddhist community wins a seat in the Nova Scotia House of Assembly by editors of the Shambhala Times This week in Halifax, Claudia Chender, a lifelong Shambhala Community member, was elected as a New Democratic Party (NDP) representative to the provincial legislature ... continue
Posted June 8, 2017 by CGH
European Donor Group

European Donor Group – HIGHLIGHT

Members of the European Donor Group gather in Bavaria, Germany by Hermien Rodenburg At the end of April, the European Donor Group (EDG) got a taste of the Bavarian Alps in Germany. We met there at the family home of Veronika Bauer, the current chair of the EDG. So, ... continue
Posted June 3, 2017 by
From Ukraine to Vermont 2

From Ukraine to Vermont 2 – HIGHLIGHT

The Journey of a Shambhala Teen, Part Two of Two by Cara Thornley Shambhalian teen Dali Kapanadze was already experiencing a major life changing event, the Ukranian Revolution of 2013, in which she was participating with the permission and support of her parents. The second and more ... continue
Posted May 31, 2017 by CGH
From Ukraine to Vermont 1

From Ukraine to Vermont 1 – HIGHLIGHT

The Journey of a Shambhala Teen, Part One of Two by Cara Thornley   How Dali Kapanadze got from Ukraine to Vermont is a story of auspicious coincidence, parental aspirations, civil unrest, untimely death, Dali’s inspiration, and immense sangha generosity taking the form of both financial and personal support. In ... continue
Posted May 29, 2017 by CGH
The Rough Edges of Basic Goodness

The Rough Edges of Basic Goodness – HIGHLIGHT

Contemplating inclusiveness, social difference, and our organization’s prevailing culture by Michaela McCormick The Portland Shambhala Center’s Listening Team, led by Mark Douglass, met recently to review the latest round of its interviews of a wide variety of our past and present members to learn the ways in which ... continue
Posted May 23, 2017 by CGH
Peace Now!

Peace Now! – HIGHLIGHT

Preparations for a symposium with the Sakyong in Vienna by Michael Anderson Taste might be the word best attributable to a Viennese evening of food, drink, and cultural performance. That was indeed the case on the evening of May 5th, as local sangha and guests of the Vienna ... continue
Posted May 19, 2017 by Michael
More Visitors for the Gesar Centre

More Visitors for the Gesar Centre – HIGHLIGHT

An update of progress on Gesar Fund projects and community building near Yushu by Gesar Fund staff members As in 2015-2016 the past winter of 2016-2017 was extremely severe on the altiplano of Yushu. Especially for the elderly, it was possible to leave the house only in the last ... continue
Posted May 15, 2017 by CGH
Growing Enlightened Society

Growing Enlightened Society – HIGHLIGHT

A new project in organic gardening and permaculture methods at Ziji Garden by Audrey Dallamaggiore and Simon Bertin Last November, Dechen Chöling hosted an Enlightened Society Assembly. During this ten-day program, participants were offered the chance to apply the teachings to a practical project around the land center: they ... continue
Posted May 1, 2017 by Audrey Dallamaggiore
Strong Ground for Growing Brave

Strong Ground for Growing Brave – HIGHLIGHT

An invitation to join in community conversations about parenting, and about including children in Shambhala life and culture by Rebekka Henriksen “We are actually building a Buddhist world so that our children can grow up in an atmosphere that is right and good. It’s revolutionary and represents a fantastic ... continue
Posted April 25, 2017 by CGH
Shambhala Household Experiment

Shambhala Household Experiment – HIGHLIGHT

Reflections on the household culture and Shambhala experience of Boulder’s Marpa House by Michael Schneeweis While many captivating themes run through the Shambhala teachings, the notion of cultivating a wakeful household stands out as a particularly important aspect of the overall vision of our lineage. I feel incredibly ... continue
Posted April 9, 2017 by CGH

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