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Dechen Chöling, July 2018

by Michal George

Love is most nearly itself when here and now cease to matter.
For a further union, a deeper communion
In my end is my beginning. — T.S. Eliot

I almost didn’t go. A week before my planned departure for France, a massive storm enveloped Shambhala. And it shook my little world. I felt angry and betrayed. I came within two mouse clicks of cancelling my trip. The shift came when our local community met that weekend for a Sadhana Feast, and to be together at this difficult time. They showed me how to move closer to the middle way, how not to polarize my practice. They reminded me why I’m on this path — about the intimacy of quiet connection, that despite the uncertainty of a world turned upside down, there is a place for me. Their presence reminded me that living out an aspiration to create an Enlightened Society means never to give up on anything or anyone. Ever. That it is possible to make room for my pain and allow space for its relief, for my longing and that which fulfills the desire. I am deeply grateful for these insights. Continue…

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The Wisdom of Anger, What the Buddhists Teach: Join the Shambhala Sun at Omega in July

The Wisdom of Anger, What the Buddhists Teach: Join the Shambhala Sun at Omega in July

July 30 — August 1 at Omega Institute, Rhinebeck, New York Join the Shambhala Sun Foundation at this special retreat on “The Wisdom of Anger: What the Buddhists Teach,” with longtime teachers Acharya Judith Lief, Robert Thurman, Narayan Liebenson Grady, and Norman Fischer. Click here for detail, ... continue
Posted June 10, 2010 by
Football, Yoga & Meditation Retreat

Football, Yoga & Meditation Retreat

During the first week of the upcoming world championships football (soccer), the Buddhist Youth Project is organizing a brand-new program called the Football, Yoga & Meditation Retreat. The program – which will take place from the 13 to 19th of June at Hotel Schloss Heinsheim in ... continue
Posted May 27, 2010 by
Ripa International Summer Retreat 2010

Ripa International Summer Retreat 2010

The Ripa Council, Padma Ling Germany and Ripa Ladrang Foundation are pleased to announce the Ripa International Summer Retreat 2010 in Germany. The Ripa International Summer Retreat 2010 will mark the celebration of the first decade of the Ripa Sangha together with the three Ripa Masters. ... continue
Posted May 7, 2010 by
LGBTQ Path: Confidence and Compassion

LGBTQ Path: Confidence and Compassion – HIGHLIGHT

Joe Schoech interviews Acharya Eric Spiegel, who along with Acharya Eve Rosenthal will be leading Confidence & Compassion: An LGBTQ Weekend, May 7th-9th at Karme Choling. Your upcoming program here at Karme Choling is called Confidence and Compassion, what’s the relationship between those two qualities? Compassion ... continue
Posted April 23, 2010 by jschoech

Path of Freedom Training with Acharya Fleet Maull

April 27-June 1 6 Tuesday evenings An online webinar with Acharya Fleet Maull This program is designed to train facilitators to deliver the Prison Dharma Network (PDN) Path of FreedomTM Program in inside prison programs as well as through the PDN Dharma Mentor program. Since mindfulness-awareness meditation practices are foundational ... continue
Posted March 26, 2010 by
A Flavor of Thailand

A Flavor of Thailand – HIGHLIGHT

[caption id=”attachment_16443″ align=”alignleft” width=”300″ >Bangkok Shambhala Meditation Group shares photos of members, esteemed guests, and practice-in-action. As a group, they are exploring meeting space, and how their approach can be tailored to the needs of a Buddhist country. Click on the photographs to enlarge them. ... continue
Posted March 13, 2010 by

Exploring Our Future – HIGHLIGHT

In Boulder last night, Joshua Silberstein (Chief of Staff to the Sakyong) and Lodro Rinzler (Shambhala’s Director of Development) kicked off their tour of 15 centers in North America. Their purpose? To explore the future of Shambhala. Beginning with a series of four contemplations by ... continue
Posted February 17, 2010 by Jennifer Holder
Positive Culture Shock

Positive Culture Shock – HIGHLIGHT

Franz Luke reports on the annual Mipham Academy Europe from Marburg, Germany “The whole seminar was like one big positive culture shock“, commented one new participant from the Netherlands. This experience of the third Miphan Academy in Europe by Khenpo Gawang was a common one. It ... continue
Posted February 9, 2010 by
Youth Festival Expands its Reach

Youth Festival Expands its Reach – HIGHLIGHT

Sebastian Goedvolk reports on this year’s Buddhist Youth Festival in Europe, which was the biggest yet. continue
Posted January 24, 2010 by
A Sense of Youth

A Sense of Youth – HIGHLIGHT

The Buddhist Youth Festival offers a video with a look at last year’s youthful, and invites more to attend this December. Click here to find out more about the festival. continue
Posted December 17, 2009 by
Family and Children's Programming & Articles

Family and Children’s Programming & Articles

Upcoming Programs of Interest: Teen Retreat at Karme Choling, Vermont – Nov. 13 – 15, 2009 Sun Camp Articles on Families and Children in Shambhala: Spring Equinox Focus on Families – March 20th, 2009 continue
Posted November 10, 2009 by
A Ratio of One-to-One Fun

A Ratio of One-to-One Fun – HIGHLIGHT

Does summer and Sun Camp feel like leaves of memory, falling off the trees? To revive the fun, here’s a recollection of what happened, what didn’t happen, and what just was. By Ben Williams Another year marches by at the Shambhala Sun Summer Camp where 31 ... continue
Posted November 4, 2009 by Ben Williams
Peace Within, Peace in the World

Peace Within, Peace in the World – HIGHLIGHT

New theme for expanding Buddhist Youth Festival Peace within, peace in the world is the theme of the Buddhist Youth Project, an initiative by Susanne Becker and Sophie Maclaren to support young practitioners and make the three jewels easily accessible to new young people. A key aspect ... continue
Posted October 1, 2009 by
Special Event: The View of Mahamudra

Special Event: The View of Mahamudra – HIGHLIGHT

A webcast of Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche, teaching on Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche’s song of realization Newly recovered and never before transmitted, “The View of Mahamudra” is a vajra SONG OF REALIZATION by the Vidyadhara, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. The text that Thrangu Rinpoche will teach from was written ... continue
Posted September 28, 2009 by
Public Experiential Leadership Program Based on Kasung Practices

Public Experiential Leadership Program Based on Kasung Practices

EastPoint Leadership Training will be presenting some of the meditation-in-action exercises of the Dorje Kasung (“protectors of the Dharma”) for the first time publicly, in a secular context and language. These elemental practices were originally transmitted to the Dorje Kasung at Magyal Pomra Encampments by Chögyam ... continue
Posted September 10, 2009 by Lennart Krogoll

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