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Parinirvana Day 2020 Resources

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To the Noble Sangha,

We hope that each of you are well and cared for during this groundlessness.

Each year on April 4th, Shambhala marks the life and passing of its founder, the Vidyadhara, the Venerable Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, with the commemoration of Parinirvana Day.

As we approach the anniversary of Trungpa Rinpoche’s death in these extraordinary times, the impact he has on our lives feels particularly present.

It’s traditional to practice The Sadhana of Mahamudra, one of Trungpa Rinpoche’s seminal works, on this day. This sadhana describes the dark age of materialism, how we can look directly at the vividness of that experience, and how we can supplicate the wisdom of the lineage to support us. Usually, we would gather in our centres to practice and offer toasts, poetry and sangha kinship.

Since most of us are isolating at home, we can practice the Sadhana of Mahamudra or other practices by Trungpa Rinpoche on our own or online with friends.
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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
Shambhala Training Arrives in Russia

Shambhala Training Arrives in Russia – HIGHLIGHT

Shambhala Training arrived in Moscow for the very first time last month. The program was co-directed by Shastri Bill Brauer and his wife Ella Reznikova, who traveled from their home in Barnet, Vermont for this historic occasion. Though not the first time Shambhala teachers have taught in ... continue
Posted December 13, 2011 by
Winter Dathun at Shambhala Mountain Center

Winter Dathun at Shambhala Mountain Center

Winter Dathun Meditation Retreat December 10, 2011 – January 7, 2012 “Dathun is a pivotal point in one’s life, where the profundity of the teachings soak into our core. It is the time and opportunity for us to change, develop and mature.” — Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche There is ... continue
Posted October 18, 2011 by
Being Brave:  A Sangha's Retreat & Moving Forward

Being Brave: A Sangha’s Retreat & Moving Forward

Last week around 900 people gathered in Shambhala’s capital city of Halifax, Nova Scotia to participate in a historic sangha retreat led by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, Pema Chodron, and Acharya Adam Lobel. The sangha retreat is a week-long meditation program (weekthun) that was created to give ... continue
Posted August 19, 2011 by Travis_May
Calligraphy: Dream-like Phenomena

Calligraphy: Dream-like Phenomena

“All Conditional phenomena, Just like dream and illusion, Like bubbles, and shadows, also like dews and thunder; We should see it just like that.” Chinese calligraphy extracted from “Diamond Sutra”. 一切有為法,如夢幻泡影, 如露亦如電,應作如是觀。 抄錄自《金剛經》 Mixed media with metallic gold color on rice paper, mounted on hemp canvas; ready to hang. The size is 24 by 34 ... continue
Posted May 5, 2011 by Yeachin Tsai
Doing Ngondro in Bodhgaya

Doing Ngondro in Bodhgaya – HIGHLIGHT

Kurt Hofstetter, a member of the Shambhala Centre in Vienna, describes a recent group ngondro retreat in Bodhgaya and shares a gallery of vivid photographs from the experience. During Vajrayana Seminary in 2009, the Sakyong mentioned that doing prostrations in Bodhgaya would be very ... continue
Posted February 16, 2011 by Kurt_Hofstetter
Miksang with Incarcerated Youth

Miksang with Incarcerated Youth – HIGHLIGHT

Jake Lorfing describes his adventures and shares photos from teaching contemplative photography to teenagers. We didn’t know what to expect entering the Gardner Betts Juvenile Justice Center to meet the eight girls, ages 14-17, who had signed up for a weekly Miksang Photography class. Four volunteers ... continue
Posted February 14, 2011 by
Training the Greatest Gift

Training the Greatest Gift – HIGHLIGHT

Luc Jacobs describes his experience at the Mukpo Institute, engaging training, study, and meditation to discover that becoming who you already are is a gift to everyone. Mukpo Institute has been in existence for several years now, but somehow it has not attracted that many students, which ... continue
Posted February 11, 2011 by
Ambassador of Dharma

Ambassador of Dharma – HIGHLIGHT

As Jennifer Woodhull describes, in September of 2009, the small sangha of Shambhala South Africa waved goodbye to their dharma brother, Johann Verster, as he traveled to Karme Choling for an extended stay. While it was hard to do without him, everyone in South Africa is ... continue
Posted February 9, 2011 by Jennifer_Woodhull
Visualizing Sopa Choling

Visualizing Sopa Choling – HIGHLIGHT

This is the fifth and final article in a series on Sopa Choling and the three-year retreat experience. In this photographic essay, Laura Kaufman has selected images that celebrate Sopa Choling and highlight the place, with its changing moods throughout the seasons, and some of the ... continue
Posted February 1, 2011 by

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