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Celebrating Candlin

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Candlin Dobbs leaves her post with the Shambhala Database, moving into a well-earned retirement

by John David Smith

Candlin worked for Shambhala for about eleven years, making many contributions. Initially, she was hired to head the Shambhala Database (SDB) implementation project, to call each North American center and help the leadership start using the SDB. It was a six month appointment that developed into more than two years of work. Then, information technology (IT) became a regular line item in Shambhala’s budget, so naturally, Candlin became the project manager, support, and training person for the SDB.  For many people, she was the face of the SDB, helping sort out knotty problems and develop solutions when the SDB’s limits were reached. Continue…

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Setting up a Home Shrine

Setting up a Home Shrine – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Good Practice by Sumner Bradley, long time employee at Samadhi Cushions To begin with, if you don’t have a shrine, that’s fine. You want to have a space that’s clean, uncluttered, and uplifted. Having dirty socks or old magazines lying around is a distraction and a weight ... continue
Posted May 10, 2014 by
Pilgrimage Food

Pilgrimage Food – HIGHLIGHT

click on photo to view largerCOLUMN: Kitchen Wisdom How Food Can Bring us Together by Judy Sachs-Sullivan I am always drawn to fresh-air markets when I travel. My recent pilgrimage to Nepal and India was no exception. My camera was always slung over my shoulder so I would ... continue
Posted April 30, 2014 by
Reflections about Aging in Shambhala

Reflections about Aging in Shambhala – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Aging in Enlightened Society by Ann Cason Cyrus Crane was a community member, an early student of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. He was already 69 years old when he started practicing meditation. Back in the late 1970’s, after an early Shambhala Training retreat, he asked, “Well, how am ... continue
Posted April 28, 2014 by
The Old House

The Old House – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Living Shambhala Culture This series of articles is brought to you by the Shambhala Office of Culture and Decorum. We hope that these offerings will bring fresh perspectives on living our principles, invoking drala and enriching culture in our homes, centers and communities. If you have ... continue
Posted April 26, 2014 by
Regard all Dharmas as Dreams

Regard all Dharmas as Dreams – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Good Practice by Gordon Shotwell, Toronto, ON As long as I can remember my family had a set of lojong cards on our mantelpiece. I remember reading “Don’t transfer the ox’s load to the cow” and “Regard all dharmas as dreams” as I walked by without the ... continue
Posted April 9, 2014 by
Waking the Sleeping Giant

Waking the Sleeping Giant – HIGHLIGHT

Mabinti Dennis, Shastri Charlene Leung, Acharya Arawana Hayashi, Senandoah Gale, Joy Mickle, Joanne Martin Braun, youth participantA Report on the visit of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche to Shambhala Chicago by Shastri Charlene Leung Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche led two pivotal programs following Shambhala Chicago’s new West Loop Center opening. They ... continue
Posted April 8, 2014 by
Fearless in the Kitchen

Fearless in the Kitchen – HIGHLIGHT

Afganistan at Conflict KitchenA Culinary Embassy COLUMN: Kitchen Wisdom by Lisa Harris, Column Co-Host photos courtesy of Conflict Kitchen, with permission from Jon Rubin Kitchens are wonderful places where we come together and share ideas. Offering food from one’s own culture opens the door to different perspectives of how and ... continue
Posted April 2, 2014 by
Dorje Kasung Considering Compulsory Service, Draft, Swords

Dorje Kasung Considering Compulsory Service, Draft, Swords – HIGHLIGHT

Kusung Dapon McLellan and Debbie Coats Rupon at Royal Weddingby Ernst R. Dumfredder Top members of the Dorje Kasung command group met recently at an undisclosed location to discuss some hot button issues for this year, the year of the Wood Horse. At the top of the ... continue
Posted April 1, 2014 by
Funding Elders

Funding Elders – HIGHLIGHT

Early morning on the arm Oct 2012,COLUMN: Aging in Englightened Society article and photos by David Whitehorn An ongoing concern of the Shambhala Working Group on Aging has been for Shambhalians who find themselves entering old age with very limited financial resources. The following reflections are intended to ... continue
Posted March 30, 2014 by
Pivotal Players in Uplifting Society

Pivotal Players in Uplifting Society

Shambhala Chicago: West Loop Center Opening Celebration March 21, 2014 article and photos by Shastri Charlene Leung, Chairperson of the Diversity Working Group For many years the Sakyong has talked about basic goodness and enlightened society. In recent years he’s shared his vision that Shambhala Centers become community ... continue
Posted March 25, 2014 by
One Garden at a Time

One Garden at a Time – HIGHLIGHT

Creating Enlightened Society One Garden at a Time COLUMN: Kitchen Wisdom by Lisa Harris, Column Editor “With the great problems now facing human society, it seems increasingly important to find simple and non-sectarian ways to work with ourselves and to share our understanding with others.” ~ Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche There ... continue
Posted March 10, 2014 by
Facing Death Fearlessly

Facing Death Fearlessly – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Aging in Enlightened Society A Journey to a Class by Irene Woodard I recently came across Roger Angell’s article, “This Old Man,” in the New Yorker. It was five pages of brilliance, heartache and tart jokes. Whooppee, I say to myself, I have just won the writer’s olympic gold! ... continue
Posted February 28, 2014 by
Transforming Oprah's Store

Transforming Oprah’s Store – HIGHLIGHT

Construction folks getting ready to varnish the floorCOLUMN: Shambhala on the Move in Chicago A series about Shambhala Centers and Groups who are moving into new spaces or renovating their existing homes. article compiled by Candlin Dobbs, Column Editor Shambhala has a long history in Chicago. The Chicago Dharmadhatu ... continue
Posted February 21, 2014 by
Why Are People Mumbling?

Why Are People Mumbling? – HIGHLIGHT

On Hearing Loss, and How to Work with It by Carolyn Mandelker, Executive Director of Shambhala (and professional audiologist) Do you experience any of the following? • That people seem to be mumbling more than they used to? • That some people’s voices are consistently harder for you ... continue
Posted February 10, 2014 by
Re-Inventing the Future

Re-Inventing the Future – HIGHLIGHT

reported by Cara Thornley, St. Johnsbury, VT On Friday, January 24th the St. Johnsbury, Vermont Shambhala Center hosted an energetic and innovative program entitled “Re-inventing Local Prosperity.” The event was organized and moderated by Madge Rossinoff who is Head of Societal Health and Wellbeing for the St. ... continue
Posted January 31, 2014 by

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