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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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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
Tibetan Book of the Dead for the Living

Tibetan Book of the Dead for the Living

The Tibetan Book of the Dead for the Living With Dr. Francesca Fremantle Weekend program in Stockholm November 27-29, 2009 The Tibetan Book of the Dead (Bardo Thodrol) was composed to be read aloud to the dying or those who have just died, as a reminder of the teachings ... continue
Posted September 8, 2009 by
Invitation to India

Invitation to India – HIGHLIGHT

The Shambhala community has been warmly invited by Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche and the Ripa Ladrang to attend the inauguration of Rigon Thupten Mindrolling Monastery Inauguration in Orissa, India this January. Planning is already underway, and registration will open in September. The inauguration is scheduled for January ... continue
Posted August 6, 2009 by
Wisdom for Difficult Times: What the Buddhists Teach (Shambhala Sun Urban Retreat in San Francisco, Oct 2-4, 2009)

Wisdom for Difficult Times: What the Buddhists Teach (Shambhala Sun Urban Retreat in San Francisco, Oct 2-4, 2009)

Join the Shambhala Sun for Wisdom for Difficult Times: What the Buddhists Teach October 2-4 in San Francisco. The Shambhala Sun is pleased to host our first-ever Urban Retreat, this one in San Francisco—bringing together eminent teachers from the three major Buddhist traditions. Tsoknyi Rinpoche, Sylvia Boorstein, and Zoketsu Norman ... continue
Posted August 2, 2009 by

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