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Planning continues for September’s Peace Now! Symposium: Creating Peace in Difficult Times

by Michael Anderson

Once the seat of global empire, Vienna sits at a crossroads in a rapidly changing world. With the wars of the 20th century, and the Iron Curtain at her doorstep, many of Vienna’s cultural connections to Eastern Europe were cut. The gateway between East and West in today’s borderless Europe might easily be missed as the blur of a highway marker in the rear-view mirror. However, nationalist tendencies and fear of migration are once again creating renewed calls for borders and walls across the world. But difficult times bring tremendous opportunities for positive development. Therefore it is time to rouse the courage, intelligence, and compassion of our society and to face these challenges in ways that will create a peaceful future. Continue…

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Sakyong Mipham in Berlin, Germany

Sakyong Mipham in Berlin, Germany – HIGHLIGHT

article and photos by Katja Aßmann The Berlin sangha is happy to be welcoming Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche for the first time in Berlin, the capital of Germany. He arrived about 10 days ago and spent some time with his family and sightseeing after an intense summer when ... continue
Posted September 19, 2014 by
Strength of a Gentle Society

Strength of a Gentle Society – HIGHLIGHT

Introducing: Bright Now Festival, Amsterdam article by Meino Zeillemaker photos by Debbie Evers The Bright Now Festival, occurring September 26 – 28 will focus on connecting participants with each other, with an open heart and exploring together what it takes to make a good human society. Moving the world ... continue
Posted September 19, 2014 by
Sakyong Mipham visits Szczecin, Poland

Sakyong Mipham visits Szczecin, Poland – HIGHLIGHT

(c) Sean Raggett 2014A truly historic occasion: The first visit of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche to Poland hosted by the Szczecin Shambhala Sangha article by Seweryn Julien photos by Sean Raggett video by Centre Productions “It is going to happen!” Right from the magical moment the word was out (about the looming ... continue
Posted September 18, 2014 by
Life is Ceremony

Life is Ceremony – HIGHLIGHT

(c) Sean Raggett DCL 2014Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche visits Dechen Choling Retreat Center, southern France report by Shastri Catherine Eveillard and Luz Rodriguez photos by Sean Raggett “It’s amazing how a simple act of kindness or courage can transform a whole situation. Take the energy you have gathered here and ... continue
Posted August 29, 2014 by luz_rodriguez
Updates from the Land of Great Bliss

Updates from the Land of Great Bliss – HIGHLIGHT

News from Dechen Choling, Shambhala Retreat Center in France report by Katja Aßmann and Shannon van Staden At the “Land of Great Bliss” we are enjoying the sunshine and blue skies while the staff prepares for the arrival of summer programs and participants. Physical Uplifts One of our main projects ... continue
Posted July 14, 2014 by
Sakyong Teaching in Boston, Bay Area, and Live Online

Sakyong Teaching in Boston, Bay Area, and Live Online

The Year of the Wood Horse is off to a galloping start. Here are two unique opportunities to see Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche speak –­ in person or via live webcast — and bring people together to celebrate basic goodness. On April 12, the anniversary of the ... continue
Posted March 29, 2014 by
On Fires, Flowers and Program Staffing

On Fires, Flowers and Program Staffing – HIGHLIGHT

Playful Meditation Instructor Ladies at Sacred World Assembly, Dechen Choling, France: Sabine Rolf, Chandali Pietrzykowski and Myriam Racineuxby Maggie Colby Shambhala International Program Manager Halifax, Nova Scotia Last summer, I had the privilege (by virtue of my job as International Program Manager for Shambhala) to assist with several ... continue
Posted March 14, 2013 by
Raising the Shambhala Banner in Taiwan!

Raising the Shambhala Banner in Taiwan! – HIGHLIGHT

by Yeachin Tsai, Taipei, Taiwan The buddha-dharma came to China from India about 2,000 years ago, and many schools have evolved since then. After hundreds of years of changing scenery, the only things that haven’t changed are the minds and hearts of human beings. Despite the countless ... continue
Posted January 19, 2013 by Yeachin Tsai
Humanity is Whole, Complete

Humanity is Whole, Complete – HIGHLIGHT

by Katja Assmann, reporting from Dechen Choling Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche welcomed the Being Brave Shambhala Retreat on the first morning and invited all participants to join him on a journey to discover their human goodness. He spoke about his father Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche as a man who ... continue
Posted September 7, 2012 by
Being Brave: families on retreat with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

Being Brave: families on retreat with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche – HIGHLIGHT

by Liesbeth Scholten Last week at Dechen Choling, the “Being Brave, Transforming Your World” retreat took place with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and Acharya Adam Lobel. It was very well attended. There were more people on the land of great bliss than ever before. Among them were 17 ... continue
Posted August 31, 2012 by
Ukraine's First Warrior Assembly

Ukraine’s First Warrior Assembly – HIGHLIGHT

colorful Lvivarticle by Sarah Lipton with assistance from Ella Reznikova both of whom live within a mile of Karme Choling, and who traveled to be Meditation Instructors at the recent Golden Key and Warrior Assembly that took place in the forest outside of Lviv, Ukraine photos by Stanislav ... continue
Posted July 9, 2012 by Sarah
Grand Opening Ripa International Center

Grand Opening Ripa International Center – HIGHLIGHT

from the Ripa Council The Ripa Ladrang, The Ripa International Center and the Padma Lings of Europe are pleased to announce the opening of the first Ripa center in the West, located just outside of Bern, Switzerland. All Shambhalians are warmly invited to join the festivities. The ... continue
Posted May 26, 2012 by
Heart Advice for Creating Enlightened Society

Heart Advice for Creating Enlightened Society

photos and article by Sean Raggett The reality is that we can’t handle our anger, we can’t develop our patience and we can’t cultivate our wisdom without working with others. ~ Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche During the weekend of 14-15 January, the President of Shambhala, Richard Reoch, led ... continue
Posted February 14, 2012 by
Warriors Gather at "Water's Whisper"

Warriors Gather at “Water’s Whisper” – HIGHLIGHT

In this program profile of the upcoming Warrior Assembly taking place in Cuncumen, Chile in February, Shambhala Times correspondent Aaron Delong introduces us to the scene and some of the warriors involved in creating this powerful situation. February in Chile is the dry season, the summer. Around ... continue
Posted January 16, 2012 by
Introducing Acharya Alfonso Taboada

Introducing Acharya Alfonso Taboada – HIGHLIGHT

Born in Madrid in 1962, Acharya Alfonso Taboada studied mathematic sciences. He was appointed this past summer by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche as Europe’s newest acharya. He has a family and currently works as a math teacher in two American universities in Madrid. In October, Acharya Eric ... continue
Posted December 17, 2011 by

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