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Peace Now!

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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 Shambhala Center came together for a fundraiser in support of the upcoming Symposium, Peace Now: Creating Peace in Difficult Times. The symposium, to be held September 15th – 17th, 2017 at the Austria Center Vienna, will feature Saykong Mipham Rinpoche, Acharyas Arawana Hayashi and Susan Chapman, as well as the founder of the Economy of Common Good in Austria, Christian Felber. We will also be offering a host of additional European speakers and workshops focusing on ways to create peace across many sectors of society, from working with refugee populations and domestic violence, to education and economics. Continue…

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Sakyong Mipham in Seattle

Sakyong Mipham in Seattle – HIGHLIGHT

Rising to the Occasion: Social Engagement in a Chaotic World By Shastri Matthew Lyon Sakyong Mipham’s forthcoming visit to Seattle will focus on his powerful teachings on social engagement from the Buddhist point of view. As the spiritual and temporal leader of the worldwide Shambhala Buddhist community, he has ... continue
Posted September 29, 2016 by CGH
Harvest of Peace Address Now Online

Harvest of Peace Address Now Online

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
Posted September 27, 2016 by David_Brown
Harvest of Peace 2016

Harvest of Peace 2016 – HIGHLIGHT

Shambhalians the world over gather to celebrate Harvest of Peace This weekend, we come together once again at the turning of the season, to connect with one another and to gather our energies after a summer of practice and activity. In this time of turbulence, conflict, and ... continue
Posted September 23, 2016 by CGH
A Place Where People Can Be Liked

A Place Where People Can Be Liked – HIGHLIGHT

In preparation for Harvest of Peace later this month, a Windhorse retreat leads to personal reflection on the meaning of Shambhala by Caroline Moore I have been attending Shambhala on and off for about six years, having completed Way of Shambhala and currently working through the Sacred Path series. At this ... continue
Posted September 7, 2016 by CGH
Awaken, Chicago: Reflecting on the Teachings

Awaken, Chicago: Reflecting on the Teachings – HIGHLIGHT

by Abbey Fox It’s been three heavy months since we hosted Awaken Chicago. We’ve tragically lost Philandro Castle, Alton Sterling, and Delrawn Small to racist police brutality. We’ve mourned the tremendous loss of 49 queer people of color in Orlando to homophobic rage.  A beautiful, peaceful Black Lives ... continue
Posted August 10, 2016 by CGH
After the Bodhisattva Vow

After the Bodhisattva Vow – HIGHLIGHT

Members of the Portland Shambhala Center work together to create community and connections for those who have taken the Bodhisattva Vow by Jan Rogerson and Willa Rabinovitch The Bodhisattva Vow ceremony, attended by family, friends and sangha, was moving and inspiring – a momentous and life-changing event.  Afterwards, ... continue
Posted August 8, 2016 by CGH
The Earth is Heating Up

The Earth is Heating Up – HIGHLIGHT

With global warming happening, and happening so fast, what’s a Shambhalian to Do? by Emily Takahashi I had a running start on most people on the news that Earth’s temperature was increasing, due to the burning of fossil fuels.  In the 1970’s, when I was still a teenager, ... continue
Posted July 27, 2016 by CGH
Joyful Means

Joyful Means – HIGHLIGHT

A practitioner investigates how art can save us, and shares the experience of an integrative arts festival by Elizabeth Russell The intelligence that evolved us from star dust and interconnects us with all beings is sufficient for the healing of our Earth community, if we but align with ... continue
Posted July 23, 2016 by CGH
Remembering Jason Lowen-Ross

Remembering Jason Lowen-Ross – HIGHLIGHT

The Shambhala Centre of Vancouver gathers to honor and remember fellow warrior Jason Loewen-Ross by Bob Stiven On Thursday, July 7, 2016, our friend and fellow Shambhalian Jason Loewen-Ross succumbed to a massive heart attack. Monday, July 11, a ceremony was held for Jason at the Vancouver Shambhala ... continue
Posted July 17, 2016 by paulbel
Somos el Colectivo Ziji

Somos el Colectivo Ziji – HIGHLIGHT

Dear readers, for an English-language version of this article, please scroll down! por Joaquín Díaz y Andrés Leslie Somos el Colectivo Ziji de Santiago de Chile, un grupo de jóvenes que pertenecemos a la gran sangha de Shambhala de Santiago. Nuestro grupo cuenta con 25 activos, motivados y ... continue
Posted July 15, 2016 by CGH
Boston Shambhalians Celebrate "Midsummah" Day

Boston Shambhalians Celebrate “Midsummah” Day – HIGHLIGHT

An outstanding adventure, a beautiful place, and plenty of smiles and laughter by Bob Abbott Alas another Midsummer Day has come and gone, but warm memories were made and auspiciousness was in the air with ideal weather, a full moon ripening in sync with the solstice, and festive ... continue
Posted July 13, 2016 by CGH
Exploring Social Cocoon

Exploring Social Cocoon – HIGHLIGHT

A special weekend program in Boulder, Colorado with Reverend angel Kyodo williams  by Melanie Klein The Boulder Shambhala Center had the great fortune to host a weekend program titled Disrupting Patterns and Embodying Wholeness with Rev. angel Kyodo williams, Sensei in early June. Originally anticipated – by me, ... continue
Posted June 19, 2016 by CGH
Blossoming of Creative Engagement

Blossoming of Creative Engagement – HIGHLIGHT

Aarti Tejuja takes her seat as the Chicago Shambhala Center’s new Director of Social Engagement by Mabinti Dennis In 2009, when Aarti Tejuja from the Chicago Shambhala Center was temporarily unemployed, she applied for and received the Shambhala People of Color Scholarship Fund Leadership Award, to attend a ... continue
Posted January 28, 2016 by CGH
First Rays of Dawn

First Rays of Dawn – HIGHLIGHT

Lighting Our Way: The Celebration of Children’s Day in Boulder By Emily Takahashi Snow, glorious snow! Winter does not seem fully realized until we have been housebound by our first deep snow. Snow is the great equalizer—everything is made beautiful when it has been laced by ice crystals, ... continue
Posted December 30, 2015 by CGH
Time to Tiger in Vienna

Time to Tiger in Vienna – HIGHLIGHT

Celebrating Children’s Day, families gather for a kid-friendly event in Austria by Hans Kaufmann We met at four o’clock in the afternoon, in order “to tiger.” One of the boys had suggested  this term about two years ago, making a verb of the noun tiger.  It was his ... continue
Posted December 24, 2015 by CGH

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