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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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Wimberly Honored for Sustainability Work

Wimberly Honored for Sustainability Work – HIGHLIGHT

by Jayne Sutton, Shambhala Times Correspondent David with his son Nyima at the Halifax awards ceremony Early April brought quite an exciting week to David Wimberly, a St. Margaret’s Bay Shambhalian and ardent activist in Nova Scotia for decades. He was honored by both the Province and ... continue
Posted May 2, 2015 by Dan
A Letter Regarding the Earthquake in Nepal from Shastri Amy Conway

A Letter Regarding the Earthquake in Nepal from Shastri Amy Conway – HIGHLIGHT

Dear Shambhala Sangha, Photo by Bob Sonne on his 2008 trip to Nepal and India As you have probably heard by now, yesterday a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal killing more than 2,500 people with other deaths in India and Tibet. Aftershocks today have also been devastating. The ... continue
Posted April 28, 2015 by Dan
Sugaring at Karmê Chöling

Sugaring at Karmê Chöling – HIGHLIGHT

Last year, the Karmê Chöling staff, under the guidance of Jason Winchester, ‘sugared’ the land at Karmê Chöling for the first time in many years, eventually producing over 12 gallons of maple syrup. This year, they are at it again. This column recollects last year’s experience, from the eyes ... continue
Posted April 27, 2015 by Dan
Becoming Who We Want to Be: Toronto Shambhala, Part 2

Becoming Who We Want to Be: Toronto Shambhala, Part 2 – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Shambhala on the Move by Margaret May This is part two of a two-part series on the tale of the transformation of the Toronto Shambhala Center. Click here for Part One.  September 2013: It is a Tuesday night, about fifteen minutes before sitting and instruction begins. In the Community ... continue
Posted April 26, 2015 by Dan
Learning to Cook for the Guru, or, "Watch the Schmaltz"

Learning to Cook for the Guru, or, “Watch the Schmaltz” – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Kitchen Wisdom by Judy Sachs Sullivan Serving in the household of the guru is both a precious opportunity to be in the center of the mandala, to spend time with the teacher (albeit in a formal setting with a prescribed position), and serve in a courtly environment. ... continue
Posted April 25, 2015 by Dan
The Splendiferous House that Ryken Built

The Splendiferous House that Ryken Built – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Aging in Enlightened Society by Steven Wilke At halftime, he grabbed the belligerent man and slammed him against the Lamp Post’s bathroom wall, finally shutting him up. “Some people are trying to watch the football game in here,” Tom explained to the bewildered, pinned patron who had been ... continue
Posted April 24, 2015 by Dan
A Waste of Time

A Waste of Time – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: In Everyday Life guest article by Acharya Michael Greenleaf originally published on Samadhi Cushions The $600/hour litigator is wearing a custom suit. A smart dresser, and if it helps to paint a picture, yes, he’s from Brooklyn. Nothing much gets by this savvy fellow. He’s talking to me. ... continue
Posted April 12, 2015 by
Yarne: The Heart of Gampo Abbey

Yarne: The Heart of Gampo Abbey – HIGHLIGHT

by Emma Cataford, temporary monastic and Loden Nyima, Head of Education at Gampo Abbey The community at Gampo Abbey ushered in 2015 by starting their annual winter retreat, called Yarne. Entering the retreat involves formally committing to remain within both the physical boundaries of the land as well ... continue
Posted April 8, 2015 by Dan
Warrior Tribute: Fay Octavia Elliott

Warrior Tribute: Fay Octavia Elliott – HIGHLIGHT

by Nathan Railla “My prayer is that when it comes my time to die, because I am walking the bodhisattva chaplain path focused on love in the form of two-fold Bodhichitta, my practice, and engagement with the suffering of the world, I will die with no regrets.” ... continue
Posted April 6, 2015 by Dan
Becoming Who We Want to Be: Toronto Shambhala

Becoming Who We Want to Be: Toronto Shambhala – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Shambhala on the Move by Margaret May This is part one in a two-part series on the transformation of the Toronto Shambhala Center.  November 2012: Wendy Friedman (Director of Shambhala Culture and Decorum) and David Mukpo (Kusung Commander for the Dorje Kasung) are in town to lead an experiential ... continue
Posted March 28, 2015 by Dan
The Rabbi's Gifts

The Rabbi’s Gifts – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Aging in Enlightened Society by Jackie Roberts Reb Zalman and Sara Davidson discussing “the December project” ( from www.saradavidson.com) In 2002, I moved back to my native home of Denver to assist my elderly parents who were in their 80s.  Mostly a dutiful daughter, I had stayed in ... continue
Posted March 27, 2015 by Dan
Local, Healthy Fare at Windhorse Retreat Center

Local, Healthy Fare at Windhorse Retreat Center – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: KITCHEN WISDOM by Lisa Harris, Column Co-Host Sue Firer is the manager of Windhorse Retreat Center, the only Shambhala land center in the Midwest. She is likely to be in the kitchen cooking up healthy fare for all of the participants during programs and retreats. I recently ... continue
Posted March 25, 2015 by Dan
Jump the Gun

Jump the Gun – HIGHLIGHT

by Dan Peterson, Kadö Desung Care and Conduct Officer I turned on the AM radio while driving and was hooked. There was a shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School and five students were dead. The school was on lock-down and First Responders were on the scene, as well as local ... continue
Posted March 21, 2015 by Dan
Karma, India, and Systems of Circumstance

Karma, India, and Systems of Circumstance – HIGHLIGHT

Resistance is Futile a reflection and photos by Evan Silverman A few months ago, after a long day of traveling throughout India, I was asked the question “What makes some of us born into wealth, while other people suffer so much?” It was a well-warranted question; we had ... continue
Posted March 13, 2015 by
Once for a Lifetime

Once for a Lifetime – HIGHLIGHT

On Temporary Monastic Ordination by Gelong Loden Nyima, Head of Practice and Education at Gampo Abbey Edited by Emma Cataford, Temporary Monastic at Gampo Abbey Photographs by Thubten Tingdzen and Adrian Thalasinos Haley The Shambhala monastic community Someone once asked one of the great monastics and teachers of the Tibetan community ... continue
Posted March 8, 2015 by Dan

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