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The European sangha meets during its first ‘European Forum’

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The European sangha is composed of different regions with their own cultures and languages. The establishing of these regions and their collaboration takes time and is in process for years. Some regions exist for more than 20 years. Some others are relatively new. The European Regional Directors and Coordinators (ERDC) meet regularly, using zoom. They find inspiration and learn from and with each other in these calls.

From Thursday May 29 until Saturday June 1, 2019, European Shambhalians from all directions gathered in Dechen Chöling for the First European Forum. The seeds for this meeting came from various conversations at the Kalapa Garchen in 2017 and the German regional meeting in 2018. They were further developed in the conversations of the ERDC.

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An Arrow Lands in Nova Scotia – HIGHLIGHT

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Posted October 3, 2017 by CGH
Contemplative Social Engagement

Contemplative Social Engagement – HIGHLIGHT

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Posted September 27, 2017 by CGH
Harvest of Peace 2017

Harvest of Peace 2017 – HIGHLIGHT

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Posted September 23, 2017 by CGH
Self-Existing Dignity

Self-Existing Dignity – HIGHLIGHT

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Posted August 23, 2017 by CGH
Shambhala Trust in Boston

Shambhala Trust in Boston – HIGHLIGHT

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Posted July 22, 2017 by CGH
Social Action LA

Social Action LA – HIGHLIGHT

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Posted July 12, 2017 by CGH
Shambhala Technology Update

Shambhala Technology Update – HIGHLIGHT

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Posted July 4, 2017 by CGH
Marpa House Invitation

Marpa House Invitation – HIGHLIGHT

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Posted July 2, 2017 by CGH
Midsummers Past

Midsummers Past – HIGHLIGHT

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Posted June 22, 2017 by CGH
Town Hall in Seattle

Town Hall in Seattle – HIGHLIGHT

“Great to get together and be heard” from the Seattle Shambhala Center Center Director Michael Busby convened our first Town Hall this spring. It is the first of an ongoing quarterly schedule, which he started to bring the sangha together and create an avenue for open communication. Michael ... continue
Posted June 12, 2017 by CGH
Claudia Chender Wins Election

Claudia Chender Wins Election – HIGHLIGHT

Canadian leader raised in the Shambhala Buddhist community wins a seat in the Nova Scotia House of Assembly by editors of the Shambhala Times This week in Halifax, Claudia Chender, a lifelong Shambhala Community member, was elected as a New Democratic Party (NDP) representative to the provincial legislature ... continue
Posted June 8, 2017 by CGH
European Donor Group

European Donor Group – HIGHLIGHT

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Posted June 3, 2017 by fredvanwelsem
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From Ukraine to Vermont 2 – HIGHLIGHT

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Posted May 31, 2017 by CGH
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From Ukraine to Vermont 1 – HIGHLIGHT

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Posted May 29, 2017 by CGH
The Rough Edges of Basic Goodness

The Rough Edges of Basic Goodness – HIGHLIGHT

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Posted May 23, 2017 by CGH

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