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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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A Yak's Tale of Liberation

A Yak’s Tale of Liberation – HIGHLIGHT

Liberating the life of animals, called tsethar in Tibetan (tshe thar), is a longstanding practice in Tibetan areas. In its traditional form, the practice involves offering a nomadic family a sum of money to keep a yak for the duration of its life. The yak is ... continue
Posted June 30, 2011 by Holly
My Summer at Dechen Choling

My Summer at Dechen Choling – HIGHLIGHT

Rianne Pelleboer, a young sangha member from Holland is spending her summer at Dechen Choling as a volunteer. The following is her account of her experiences living there. The Decision Discontentment. That word covers how I felt before going from A to Z. I had dropped my ... continue
Posted June 15, 2011 by
Under 30 Retreat: Doing Something Profoundly Important

Under 30 Retreat: Doing Something Profoundly Important – HIGHLIGHT

By: Meghan Misset The Boston Shambhala Center Under 30 Group was formed in 2003 and has a strong core of 20-30 young Sangha members. They recently embarked on a trip to the Shelburn Falls Center, in Western Massachusetts, where they sat in retreat for the weekend. Led ... continue
Posted June 10, 2011 by
Homeless and (Maybe) Buddhist: An Unusual Story about Going on Retreat

Homeless and (Maybe) Buddhist: An Unusual Story about Going on Retreat – HIGHLIGHT

By: Taz Tagore I co-founded the Reciprocity Foundation with Adam Bucko back in 2004, and almost from the outset, I wanted to take our clients—homeless teenagers and young adults living in New York City shelters—on retreat. Maybe it is because I strongly identify with homeless kids ... continue
Posted June 8, 2011 by
Young Sangha Summer Retreat: In Love with Life

Young Sangha Summer Retreat: In Love with Life – HIGHLIGHT

By: Kirsten Eikmans For five years there has been a special retreat for young people in France, the Young Sangha Summer Retreat, which is organized and directed by Sophie Maclaren, a beautiful woman with a big heart. Sophie travels around the world to teach and organize meditation ... continue
Posted June 4, 2011 by

Sign language discussion

There is a lively discusion on the Shambhala Network “Sign language discussion” which has already 24 posts about using sign langauge at dharma talks. I you can take at look at it at http://shambhalanetwork.org/groups/accessibility-and-disability/forum/topic/sign-language-discussion/?topic_page=1&num=15 If you can’t access the Network you could post here. The original post is: For ... continue
Posted June 3, 2011 by Hamish_MacLaren
The Buddhist Gentleman: How to Buy Nice Clothes

The Buddhist Gentleman: How to Buy Nice Clothes – HIGHLIGHT

By: Lodro Rinzler In his regular column for the Huffington Post, 28 year-old Shambhala teacher Lodro Rinzler tackles thorny issues facing meditators in the modern world. With wit and aplomb, he addresses real-life questions — sent to him by readers — and contemplates “What Would Sid Do?” ... continue
Posted June 2, 2011 by
The Value of Mistakes in Buddhism

The Value of Mistakes in Buddhism – HIGHLIGHT

By: Lodro Rinzler In his regular column for the Huffington Post, 28 year-old Shambhala teacher Lodro Rinzler tackles thorny issues facing meditators in the modern world. With wit and aplomb, he addresses real-life questions — sent to him by readers — and contemplates “What Would Sid Do?” ... continue
Posted May 29, 2011 by
Rejuvenating the Sangha in Amsterdam

Rejuvenating the Sangha in Amsterdam – HIGHLIGHT

By: Jerry de Groot After meeting at several magical Buddhist Youth Festivals in Germany, three young Dutchmen began organizing weekly evenings for young people at the Amsterdam Shambhala Center starting in 2009. The formula was simple: design a nice postcard, spread it around at colleges and universities, ... continue
Posted May 27, 2011 by
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

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