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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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Introducing Mindfulness: A Practical Guide

Introducing Mindfulness: A Practical Guide – HIGHLIGHT

A new book by Tessa Watt We can train ourselves in mindfulness, just as we exercise to keep our bodies healthy. Mindfulness training is free of any religion or dogma, although it draws on the ancient traditions of meditation and yoga, incorporating insights from modern medicine and ... continue
Posted August 19, 2012 by
Shambhala Rites of Passage for Adults

Shambhala Rites of Passage for Adults – HIGHLIGHT

Karme Choling sanghaCOLUMN: Aging in Shambhala article by David Whitehorn “Every ten to twenty years, we can participate in a ceremony that awakens us to the fact that we are progressing through life. These rites of passage act as a reminder. If we are not occasionally reminded to ... continue
Posted August 15, 2012 by
Occupy Sravasti: How Buddhism Inspired Me to Occupy

Occupy Sravasti: How Buddhism Inspired Me to Occupy – HIGHLIGHT

by Joshua Eaton, from The Under 35 Project “Such a senseless manifestation Who is monstrously greedy And amasses riches insatiably Is called the poorest of all. Your Majesty, you levy harsh taxes And punish the innocent for no reason. Infatuated with your sovereignty, You never heed The future effects of your actions. While you enjoy power ... continue
Posted August 10, 2012 by
How Not to Tell a Colleague to **** Off

How Not to Tell a Colleague to **** Off – HIGHLIGHT

by Sarah Maynard, from The Under 35 Project A few years ago I worked with someone who truly shook my practice. I was just at the start of ‘serious’ practice and was definitely not ready for such a challenge! Thankfully for me it has been a rare ... continue
Posted August 3, 2012 by
Pedigree

Pedigree – HIGHLIGHT

by Sara Gray, from The Under 35 Project Last year, I was back to using the dating website OKCupid again. I’d used it on and off for several years without much success. The men whose profiles I liked rarely answered my queries, and most of the messages ... continue
Posted July 28, 2012 by

A Shambhala moment – updated

I was recently asked to give a little talk about Social Transformation. It was on the last day of the recent Shambhala Retreat that took place in Boulder, led by the Sakyong, Jamgön Mipham Rinpoche, and Acharya Adam Lobel. I was introduced as someone who had ... continue
Posted July 27, 2012 by Richard_Reoch
An Introduction to Shambhala Culture: Awesome Like a Hot Dog

An Introduction to Shambhala Culture: Awesome Like a Hot Dog – HIGHLIGHT

by Amanda Hester Adjutant Shambhala Office of Culture and Decorum An Introduction to Shambhala Culture is a handy little booklet newly published through Shambhala Media. It is presented by the Shambhala Office of Culture and Decorum. It is elegant, and orange, and it whispers ‘tiger’ at you. It is ... continue
Posted July 26, 2012 by
A New Generation of Buddhists

A New Generation of Buddhists – HIGHLIGHT

by Lodro Rinzler, www.lodrorinzler.com Ten years ago, when I was an undergrad, I felt alone. I was known for two things around campus: the first was being a “hardcore” Buddhist and the second always being up for going out on the town with friends. I would drink, ... continue
Posted July 25, 2012 by Lodro
Solitary Retreat and the Running Mind, part 2

Solitary Retreat and the Running Mind, part 2 – HIGHLIGHT

miksangpart 2 of Running with the Mind of Meditation on Solitary Retreat by Fay Octavia Elliott Where we left off: I heard Pema Chodron say once that the middle is always the hardest part of a retreat regardless of its length. I crossed the middle line this evening ... continue
Posted July 21, 2012 by
A Summer Afternoon in Central Moscow

A Summer Afternoon in Central Moscow – HIGHLIGHT

walking the streets,Shambhala Training in Russia by Leslie Witt, Shambhala Times Regional Correspondent Envision a lazy summer Sunday, teatime in Moscow, Russia. A flash of sunshine draws steam from rain-soaked sidewalks, playgrounds and hidden courtyard gardens. From the side door of a 50s-era apartment building emerge sun-dazzled meditators ... continue
Posted July 20, 2012 by

Our three-fold strategy

Following the Kalapa Council Update that we posted on this blog in April called “Strategic Directions”, there was a huge response from the Shambhala community. Many people posted comments, suggestions and questions. We took the many viewpoints into account, took a careful look at the options ... continue
Posted July 17, 2012 by Richard_Reoch
All Ages and Abilities Have a Home in Shambhala!

All Ages and Abilities Have a Home in Shambhala! – HIGHLIGHT

This is the sixth in an ongoing series of articles on Aging in Shambhala. It is an interview with Mary Whetsell, Director of the Shambhala Office of Societal Health and Well-Being. Ms. Whetsell oversees the community-focused international working groups for the Shambhala mandala, including those dealing ... continue
Posted July 17, 2012 by
Running with the Mind of Meditation on Solitary Retreat

Running with the Mind of Meditation on Solitary Retreat – HIGHLIGHT

miksangby Fay Octavia Elliott All joy in this world comes from wanting others to be happy, and all suffering in this world comes from wanting only oneself to be happy. ~ Shantideva The companion book I brought along on my first ever solitary retreat was Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche’s new book Running with ... continue
Posted July 15, 2012 by
Fort Collins Shambhala Center Hosts SMC Evacuees

Fort Collins Shambhala Center Hosts SMC Evacuees

The Fort Collins Shambhala Meditation Center was a host center for nearly 20 Shambhala Mountain Center staff members who were part of a large group evacuated during the Colorado High Park fire near SMC this past June. The refugees (the group quickly renamed themselves ‘refugees’ — instead ... continue
Posted July 11, 2012 by ann_reichhardt
photo by Karen Iglehart

Dear Rinpoche – HIGHLIGHT

Shambhala Retreat,poem compiled from aspirations by participants at the Being Brave Shambhala Retreat at Karme Choling with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche: I have learned I am worthy of a spot on this earth and that all beings are worthy of a spot on this earth I have learned that I ... continue
Posted July 2, 2012 by

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