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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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Posted April 19, 2009 by

Health-related programs in Dechen Chöling

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Posted April 12, 2009 by Jessica Sarapoff
Upcoming Ikebana Programs

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Posted April 10, 2009 by Jessica Sarapoff
On the Razor's Edge: First Time at MPE

On the Razor’s Edge: First Time at MPE – HIGHLIGHT

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Posted April 8, 2009 by
Plans for 2009 Applied Mindfulness Conference

Plans for 2009 Applied Mindfulness Conference – HIGHLIGHT

In November 2008, a Shambhala-wide survey was distributed through the Shambhala News Service. The survey idea was an outcome of the inaugural Applied Mindfulness Conference hosted by Tail of the Tiger (a program that combines meditative and secular disciplines) at Karme Choling in May 2008. ... continue
Posted April 8, 2009 by
First Shambhala Training Level I in Bangkok, April 3-5

First Shambhala Training Level I in Bangkok, April 3-5 – HIGHLIGHT

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Posted March 30, 2009 by
Aloka Children’s Program Returns to Karme Choling

Aloka Children’s Program Returns to Karme Choling – HIGHLIGHT

Spring is in the air today at Karme Choling, as the snow melts and the sun bears down stronger and warmer than it has in half a year’s time. It is almost reminiscent of the glorious, rich summer days in the Northeast Kingdom, with flowers in ... continue
Posted March 18, 2009 by Dan
Gampo Abbey Announces Monastic Youth Dathun

Gampo Abbey Announces Monastic Youth Dathun

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Posted March 15, 2009 by
New Blog for International Arts Festival

New Blog for International Arts Festival – HIGHLIGHT

Announcing a new blog for the International Shambhala Arts Day Festival. The blog features updates, news and information in preparation for this year’s events. We are quickly approaching the Spring Equinox, March 21st, when the annual International Shambhala Arts Day Festival takes place with celebrations around the ... continue
Posted March 7, 2009 by
Scorpion Seal Assembly

Scorpion Seal Assembly

News from the Office of Practice and Education Scorpion Seal Assembly The Kongma Sakyong, Jamgon Mipham Rinpoche will open the Scorpion Seal terma path this summer to qualified vajrayana students in four locations in the mandala. These Scorpion Seal Assemblies will provide the context in which to introduce ... continue
Posted February 25, 2009 by
Applied Mindfulness Conference: Inviting Workshop Proposals

Applied Mindfulness Conference: Inviting Workshop Proposals

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Posted February 25, 2009 by
Detska sangha v Praze

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Posted February 24, 2009 by
Family Programs in Prague

Family Programs in Prague

For the original Czech article, click here. Prague is a pretty new Shambhala center with quite many young people. Lots of them have little children now and it has changed the energy of the center a lot. We are now focusing on offering programmes for families and ... continue
Posted February 24, 2009 by
Shambhalacalli in Tepotzlan

Shambhalacalli in Tepotzlan

Written for the Dot For a Spanish translation of this article, click here. Brus and Jean Westby live in Bucerias, Mexico, for much of each year, and were recently invited by Acharya Allyn Lyon to help staff a week-long practice retreat at Shambhalacalli in Tepotzlan, a mountain town ... continue
Posted February 23, 2009 by Brus Westby
Two Shambhala Art Intensives in Europe

Two Shambhala Art Intensives in Europe

“In order to perform we have to relate to reality.  So to begin, we must have some training on how to relate to reality.  It’s not a matter of questionning the nature of reality, it’s learning about your style of relating to reality.” Venerable Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche continue
Posted February 23, 2009 by Jessica Sarapoff

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