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Outer, Inner and Secret Levels Of Shambhala Center Design

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Community Room in the Los Angeles Shambhala Center

By Shastri Russell Rodgers

A few years ago, the Kootenay Shambhala Centre in Nelson, British Columbia, Canada, purchased a building. Because we had to acquire the services of a non-sangha architect for the renovations, it seemed like a good idea to summarize in “non-shambhalese” language some of the basic elements of how a Shambhala Centre functions and how it is designed. Here is what we gave to our architect. In our case, we are pleased with the result. Continue…

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Joyful Means

Joyful Means – HIGHLIGHT

A practitioner investigates how art can save us, and shares the experience of an integrative arts festival by Elizabeth Russell The intelligence that evolved us from star dust and interconnects us with all beings is sufficient for the healing of our Earth community, if we but align with ... continue
Posted July 23, 2016 by CGH
Remembering Jason Lowen-Ross

Remembering Jason Lowen-Ross – HIGHLIGHT

The Shambhala Centre of Vancouver gathers to honor and remember fellow warrior Jason Loewen-Ross by Bob Stiven On Thursday, July 7, 2016, our friend and fellow Shambhalian Jason Loewen-Ross succumbed to a massive heart attack. Monday, July 11, a ceremony was held for Jason at the Vancouver Shambhala ... continue
Posted July 17, 2016 by paulbel
Somos el Colectivo Ziji

Somos el Colectivo Ziji – HIGHLIGHT

Dear readers, for an English-language version of this article, please scroll down! por Joaquín Díaz y Andrés Leslie Somos el Colectivo Ziji de Santiago de Chile, un grupo de jóvenes que pertenecemos a la gran sangha de Shambhala de Santiago. Nuestro grupo cuenta con 25 activos, motivados y ... continue
Posted July 15, 2016 by CGH
Boston Shambhalians Celebrate "Midsummah" Day

Boston Shambhalians Celebrate “Midsummah” Day – HIGHLIGHT

An outstanding adventure, a beautiful place, and plenty of smiles and laughter by Bob Abbott Alas another Midsummer Day has come and gone, but warm memories were made and auspiciousness was in the air with ideal weather, a full moon ripening in sync with the solstice, and festive ... continue
Posted July 13, 2016 by CGH
Exploring Social Cocoon

Exploring Social Cocoon – HIGHLIGHT

A special weekend program in Boulder, Colorado with Reverend angel Kyodo williams  by Melanie Klein The Boulder Shambhala Center had the great fortune to host a weekend program titled Disrupting Patterns and Embodying Wholeness with Rev. angel Kyodo williams, Sensei in early June. Originally anticipated – by me, ... continue
Posted June 19, 2016 by CGH
Blossoming of Creative Engagement

Blossoming of Creative Engagement – HIGHLIGHT

Aarti Tejuja takes her seat as the Chicago Shambhala Center’s new Director of Social Engagement by Mabinti Dennis In 2009, when Aarti Tejuja from the Chicago Shambhala Center was temporarily unemployed, she applied for and received the Shambhala People of Color Scholarship Fund Leadership Award, to attend a ... continue
Posted January 28, 2016 by CGH
First Rays of Dawn

First Rays of Dawn – HIGHLIGHT

Lighting Our Way: The Celebration of Children’s Day in Boulder By Emily Takahashi Snow, glorious snow! Winter does not seem fully realized until we have been housebound by our first deep snow. Snow is the great equalizer—everything is made beautiful when it has been laced by ice crystals, ... continue
Posted December 30, 2015 by CGH
Time to Tiger in Vienna

Time to Tiger in Vienna – HIGHLIGHT

Celebrating Children’s Day, families gather for a kid-friendly event in Austria by Hans Kaufmann We met at four o’clock in the afternoon, in order “to tiger.” One of the boys had suggested  this term about two years ago, making a verb of the noun tiger.  It was his ... continue
Posted December 24, 2015 by CGH
Voting for Enlightened Society

Voting for Enlightened Society – HIGHLIGHT

Your vote can help Shambhala San Francisco share Enlightened Society through Wisdom 2.0  By James Beange & Marty Behrens The San Francisco Shambhala community is aiming to share the message of Enlightened Society at the upcoming Wisdom 2.0 conference. The community has entered a video submission in an ... continue
Posted December 22, 2015 by
Taking off the Roof

Taking off the Roof – HIGHLIGHT

Some thoughts on the occasion of opening a new Shambhala Center by Alice Goguen Hunsberger As we prepare to open the doors of our new Shambhala Center here in West Chester next week, I’ve been thinking a lot about what we can do to not only cultivate the community ... continue
Posted December 18, 2015 by CGH
Awake and Ready to Wear

Awake and Ready to Wear – HIGHLIGHT

Enlightened society comes to life through a new business venture in Los Angeles by David Fraioli Sounds weird, right? In Shambhala we talk about creating enlightened society, and that includes everything: education, politics, religion, business, trade, technology, the arts…and fashion. What you wear and how you wear it can either ... continue
Posted December 16, 2015 by CGH
Building Family Bridges

Building Family Bridges – HIGHLIGHT

Shambhalians gather for Family Camp in Snohomish, Washington by Barbara Everdene  The wind shifted, and Seattle Shambhala’s 2015 Family Camp materialized in a circle of birch trees near the town of Snohomish in mid-August. A blue canopy with cushions and many colorful rugs created a magical meeting spot ... continue
Posted December 2, 2015 by CGH
A Polish Monk Finds Home

A Polish Monk Finds Home – HIGHLIGHT

Nordzin’s Story: A Gampo Abbey Reflection by Tsondru Nordzin (Jarek Paslawski) Before coming to Gampo Abbey, I lived in Poland where I was born. I worked for a logistic forwarding company as a manager. Having job and a family with two children, going to a place like the ... continue
Posted November 30, 2015 by
Crowdfunding for Compassion

Crowdfunding for Compassion – HIGHLIGHT

St. John’s creates a legacy for long-time member Boyce Taylor by Debbie McGee Boyce Taylor was 52 years-old when he died from a heart attack on April 22, 2014. He was cycling to a family gathering when he felt dizzy, and sat down to rest on the sidewalk. A ... continue
Posted November 28, 2015 by McGeed
The Passing of Acharya Allyn Lyon

The Passing of Acharya Allyn Lyon – HIGHLIGHT

A letter from Acharya Emily Bower and Cynthia Mackay Dear Sangha Friends, Acharya Allyn Lyon passed away just before midnight (Mountain Time) on Friday, November 20, in Denver, Colorado. She will be missed by so many of us. Allyn had been unconscious in the Swedish Hospital ICU in Denver ... continue
Posted November 25, 2015 by CGH

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