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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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New website to support young sangha around the world

New website to support young sangha around the world – HIGHLIGHT

Have you seen www.every-bodhi.org? Everybodhi is an initiative started by Shambhala Europe to support young people on the path and open doors for new people to explore the three jewels. It is created by young people, for young people. Everybodhi’s mission is To bring together the ... continue
Posted May 25, 2011 by
Young Sangha Month

Young Sangha Month – HIGHLIGHT

Over the next 4 weeks, the Shambhala Times will have a special focus on young people in Shambhala, with guest Editor Sophie Maclaren, founder of Everybodhi. We are defining ‘young’ in this case as people in their late teens, twenties, and early thirties. Through this series ... continue
Posted May 23, 2011 by
Tribute to Connie Clause and MilkLake Retreat

Tribute to Connie Clause and MilkLake Retreat – HIGHLIGHT

By David Whitehorn On October 21, 2010, Connie Clause passed away after living gracefully with cancer for four years. She died in her own bed, in her own home, on the land that she and her husband Gregg had nutured for over ten years, the MilkLake Shambhala ... continue
Posted May 13, 2011 by David Whitehorn
Reflections on the Kalapa Court

Reflections on the Kalapa Court – HIGHLIGHT

In response to the recent appeal for support for the Kalapa Court, a number of sangha members have offered their personal stories about their experiences of meeting the minds of the Sakyong and Sakyong Wangmo at the court. Each of these individuals have made a generous ... continue
Posted May 11, 2011 by
Help Save Trees at SMC

Help Save Trees at SMC – HIGHLIGHT

Bob and Lindy King share their concern for the survival of the Ponderosa Pine forest at Shambhala Mountain Center in this poignant and timely call for action. They ask the Shambhala community to take to heart this very serious and imminent threat to the trees at ... continue
Posted May 9, 2011 by
Tribute to Eamon Killoran

Tribute to Eamon Killoran – HIGHLIGHT

By Bill Scheffel This photograph shows Eamon Killoran eleven months ago. A few weeks after this picture was taken, Eamon learned he had cancer. In less than a year he had passed away. I took the photograph of him in Portland, Oregon soon after I had arrived ... continue
Posted May 3, 2011 by
Artfully Wedded in Britain

Artfully Wedded in Britain – HIGHLIGHT

Jennifer Holder shares her cross-national perspective on watching William & Catherine’s Royal Wedding live. As the royal wedding proceedings rest for photographs and inner-sanctum formalities, electricity is surely surging across Britain as everyone flips the switch on their kettles for tea. I myself flipped the switch, but ... continue
Posted April 29, 2011 by Jennifer Holder
Earth Hour by Candlelight

Earth Hour by Candlelight – HIGHLIGHT

By Joel Shecter 8:30 pm… candles are lit one by one… lights turn off… The Touching the Earth Group sponsored the 2011 Earth Hour by encouraging centers to hold a candle light sit. Earth Hour has become one of the worlds largest collective acts of sustainability, involving 150 ... continue
Posted April 24, 2011 by
The Last Days of Khenpo Gawang's Father

The Last Days of Khenpo Gawang’s Father – HIGHLIGHT

By Khenpo Gawang Several people have asked me to share the last part of my father’s life. My father, Dechen Chogyal, passed away on February 15, 2011. In December 2010, my father was in retreat with my mother and my older sister. At that time he became very ... continue
Posted April 20, 2011 by candia_ludy
Starting up “Families and Children in LA”

Starting up “Families and Children in LA” – HIGHLIGHT

By Laura Burnham Storyteller Angela Lloyd (with autoharp) is joined by an angel named Laila and Laura Burnham. Los Angeles Shambhala Art Day 2009. Four years ago at a large gathering of our Los Angeles sangha, one of the newer participants spoke from her heart about how much ... continue
Posted April 16, 2011 by
Crossing the Threshold of Court

Crossing the Threshold of Court – HIGHLIGHT

By Alex Day The first (and only time so far) I have been an invited guest at the Kalapa Court was after the Shambhala Congress, in Halifax, in November 2009. I was part of the Dorje Kasung contingent that had been requested to attend a thank you ... continue
Posted April 12, 2011 by
Bringing Court into our Lives

Bringing Court into our Lives – HIGHLIGHT

By Amy Conway When describing the experience of Kalapa Court, the home of the Sakyong and the Sakyong Wangmo, it’s easiest to start by describing the environment. The court is an elegant, beautiful place filled with nice furniture, rich textiles, rugs, and impeccable pieces of art. All ... continue
Posted April 5, 2011 by

Magic at the Court – HIGHLIGHT

By Jeff Grow I was invited to court for a small reception for the Sakyong and Sakyong Wangmo with the Ripa sangha in White Plains, New York. This was shortly after they had gotten married. I was a little nervous. While I had served at court ... continue
Posted April 5, 2011 by
Shambhala Time Out

Shambhala Time Out – HIGHLIGHT

For the mischievous onset of April, the Shambhala Times once again takes *time out* of its regular reporting to cover more *sensational happenings* in our global mandala and the groundswell of Shambhala culture in the most offbeat places. Shambhala Households Take To The Streets In an effort ... continue
Posted April 1, 2011 by
A Pinch of Rice

A Pinch of Rice – HIGHLIGHT

By S. Marie Vernon The lodge is cozy and comfortable with a huge fireplace that constantly invites us to “come sit by the fire.” It’s our Winter 2010-2011, Weekthun and Oryoki Retreat in North Alabama. Twenty three of us are here for the event with our teachers, Shastri ... continue
Posted March 23, 2011 by SMarieVernon

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