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Ani Pema Chodron at the Naropa Graduation photo by Cliff Grassmick of the Daily Camera

Ani Pema Chodron at the Naropa Graduation, photo by Cliff Grassmick of the Daily Camera

As the Boulder Daily Camera says, at Naropa University’s recent graduation ceremony Ani Pema Chodron implores grads to “fail, fail again, fail better”. About 300 earned degrees from the Buddhist-inspired university, now in its 40th year.

article by Jade Cruz Quinn, Shambhala Times Intern

Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado, was founded by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche in 1974. At this year’s Commencement, Ani Pema Chodron, a bestselling author and student of Trungpa Rinpoche and his son, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche was chosen as the guest speaker to encourage Naropa’s new graduates on their transition. Continue…

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Introducing the New Director of Shambhala Europe

Introducing the New Director of Shambhala Europe – HIGHLIGHT

Interview with Christoph Schönherr by Sarah Lipton, conducted live and in-person at Karme Choling all photos by Christoph Schönherr, unless otherwise noted Congratulations on your upcoming new post as Director of Shambhala Europe, which you will begin on Shambhala Day! Many of us in Shambhala recognize you as having ... continue
Posted February 9, 2012 by Sarah
Shambhala and Society Report

Shambhala and Society Report

Today we publish a new report, Shambhala and Society based on discussions at 69 Shambhala Centers and Groups around the world. The report covers kindness and unkindness in Shambhala, as well as what people are doing to bring Shambhala vision into the world around them. No ... continue
Posted February 7, 2012 by Richard_Reoch
Stock Your Shelves: 5 New Books

Stock Your Shelves: 5 New Books – HIGHLIGHT

It’s a ripe time of year, and books are springing onto the shelves at our local bookstores. If you look closely, you might see a few by familiar authors! Here’s a sneak preview of a few of these books, with links to learn more… Running with the ... continue
Posted January 28, 2012 by
Update on the Kalapa Capital Centre

Update on the Kalapa Capital Centre – HIGHLIGHT

by Shambhala President, Richard Reoch Before he went on retreat in 2009, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche asked Mr. Steve Baker to become the Project Director for one of our mandala’s most ambitious projects: the establishment of a Kalapa Capital Centre, the capital of Shambhala. This is a complex, ... continue
Posted January 19, 2012 by Richard_Reoch
From Our President - new blog!

From Our President – new blog! – HIGHLIGHT

A lot of folks have asked President Richard Reoch to start a blog. “First I had to learn what a blog actually was!” he says. But now his blog, From our President is up and running. “I found out there are all kinds of blogs,” he ... continue
Posted January 13, 2012 by
Kalapa Council Update 2012

Kalapa Council Update 2012 – HIGHLIGHT

Welcome to 2012! We are delighted to let you know that there is a new Kalapa Council blog hosted by the Shambhala Times! Visit kalapacouncil.shambhalatimes.org to see it all. Our current update begins with an introduction to forthcoming events and gatherings in the mandala. All that is ... continue
Posted January 12, 2012 by
Finding Love Where You Least Expect It

Finding Love Where You Least Expect It – HIGHLIGHT

The Buddha Walks into a Bar: A Guide to Life for a New Generation is available in bookstores everywhere starting today: January 10th! We are pleased to present the following excerpt from the new book by our very own Lodro Rinzler. Order your copy today on Amazon. continue
Posted January 10, 2012 by
The Once and Future King

The Once and Future King – HIGHLIGHT

Guest article on King Arthur and Enlightened Leadership by Gregory Lubkin, Director of the Shambhala Center of Los Angeles People yearn for a society based on fundamental human goodness, an enlightened society that is brave, compassionate, honest, wise, dignified, playful, and creative. A vital element of ... continue
Posted January 3, 2012 by
Stepping into Groundlessness: Interview with Pema Chodron

Stepping into Groundlessness: Interview with Pema Chodron – HIGHLIGHT

[caption id=”attachment_28168″ align=”alignright” width=”300″ >Tricycle Magazine Pema Chodron is a spiritual icon and one of the most influential and recognizable Buddhists in the world. A bestselling author and prolific teacher, she has touched the lives of countless individuals and in turn is fervently adored by many people, ... continue
Posted December 30, 2011 by
A Leader for Our Times: Interview with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

A Leader for Our Times: Interview with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche – HIGHLIGHT

Interview by Monty McKeever for Tricycle Magazine Many of the borders between cultures have blurred in today’s world. Sherpas on Himalayan peaks can watch pop stars on iPhones and teenagers in Michigan read ancient Buddhist texts on the internet. Yet as modernity and the information age bring ... continue
Posted December 16, 2011 by
Inspirational Teachings from the Dignity Weekend with the Sakyong

Inspirational Teachings from the Dignity Weekend with the Sakyong – HIGHLIGHT

by Director of Shambhala Europe, Chris Montone From October 7th – 9th, 435 Shambhala leaders from 125 centers and groups who had attended one of the 10 Kalapa Governance Gatherings offered this year, gathered in Halifax, Nova Scotia to hear the Sakyong teach about governance and the ... continue
Posted November 28, 2011 by
Preschools:  An Early Glimpse at Enlightened Society?

Preschools: An Early Glimpse at Enlightened Society? – HIGHLIGHT

by Heather Grimes Opal and I enter a room that’s flooded with natural light. People are moving about the space in joyful exploration; the room is set up to encourage such artistic curiosity. One corner is arranged to inhabit role-play, another area is filled neatly with books ... continue
Posted November 21, 2011 by heather_campbell_grimes
Radiating Our Best Intentions to the World - 100,000 Aspirations at a Time

Radiating Our Best Intentions to the World – 100,000 Aspirations at a Time – HIGHLIGHT

Tuesday, The Sakyong Foundation, in collaboration with Karme Choling, launched ‘100,000 Aspirations,’ an online community (website and Facebook) to support the Stupa that Conquers All Directions. Currently being built at Karme Choling, at the request of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, the stupa embodies wisdom and compassion in the ... continue
Posted November 17, 2011 by
Dathun - A Narrative

Dathun – A Narrative – HIGHLIGHT

by Travis May I am awakened by the blinding light of the sun. What good are see-through curtains? The powerful rays fill the room with a life-force that implores one to get out of bed. It’s 6:30am. I roll out of bed with the calm clarity that ... continue
Posted October 18, 2011 by Travis_May
Judy Lief becomes Acharya Emeritus

Judy Lief becomes Acharya Emeritus – HIGHLIGHT

Much loved Acharya Judy Lief has become an Acharya Emeritus. The title was bestowed on her by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, following a meeting they had at Karme Choling this summer in which they agreed that she would transition from being an active acharya to playing the ... continue
Posted October 14, 2011 by

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