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Why Talk About Whiteness?

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Shifting the culture of Shambhala, deconstructing barriers and experiencing social liberation

by members of the White Awareness Council

Over the past several months, the Shambhala community has been shaken to its core. There are things that we can see now that we couldn’t see as clearly before, particularly around sexual and gender-based harm and our organization’s finances. This has been incredibly painful while also being illuminating and completely necessary. These problems are not Shambhala’s alone; we see them play out in our greater society. Also, they are not the only problems that we as a community or the greater society face. It is crucial that while we seek to transform our community, we remain awareness of and efforts to address other ways in which we systemically harm one another. This article speaks specifically to the importance of looking at the reality of racial harm, but there are others too: classism, ableism, ageism, transphobia, and many more. Continue…

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Shambhala Household

Shambhala Household – HIGHLIGHT

A new program to assist practitioners in establishing a Shambhala household by Lady Diana Mukpo To the noble Shambhala sangha, As some of you know, over the last several months I have taken over the management of rolling out the Shambhala household program, which is based on the Sakyong’s ... continue
Posted April 9, 2018 by CGH
Surmang Children's Day

Surmang Children’s Day – HIGHLIGHT

Children’s gala kicks off a key year at Surmang by Lyndon Comstock The largest program yet for children at Surmang in Tibet, with 250 participants, culminated in a celebration just before Losar (Tibetan New Year) in February.   Family members joined the children in the shedra courtyard to witness ... continue
Posted March 7, 2018 by CGH
PoCS: Creating Enlightened Society

PoCS: Creating Enlightened Society – HIGHLIGHT

The People of Color Scholarship Fund supports a warrior’s journey by Eugene Castillo In July 2017, over 100 people gathered at the Berkeley Shambhala Center’s large assembly hall with Acharyas Adam Lobel and Melissa Moore. Also present was Minister Jane Arthur, with shastris and senior students from Northern ... continue
Posted December 25, 2017 by CGH
Social Engagement Letter

Social Engagement Letter – HIGHLIGHT

A message to Shambhalians regarding recent events in Charlottesville by the Shambhala Office of Social Engagement We have witnessed and felt the heartbreak of the violent atrocities committed by hate groups including neo-Nazis, Ku Klux Klan members, white supremacists, white nationalists, ISIS and other terrorist organizations. Our Shambhala ... continue
Posted September 4, 2017 by CGH
Health Care Professionals Initiative

Health Care Professionals Initiative – HIGHLIGHT

Envisioning a health department within Shambhala A group of Healthcare Professionals in the community have begun a dialogue over the past year about envisioning what a Shambhala Health Department would look like.  If we had the opportunity to develop our own health care system, what would we do?  If ... continue
Posted March 30, 2017 by CGH
Halifax Hosts Trust Meeting

Halifax Hosts Trust Meeting – HIGHLIGHT

The Shambhala Trust met in Halifax to consider a variety of proposals for funding by Ginny Evans It had been far too long since the Shambhala Trust last met in Halifax, and once we had the experience, all of us were asking ourselves why it had been such ... continue
Posted February 19, 2017 by CGH
Trust Meets in New York

Trust Meets in New York – HIGHLIGHT

The Shambhala Trust holds its May, 2016 meeting in New York by Ginny Evans, Trust Co-Chair At the early May meeting of the Shambhala Trust, in New York City, we were quite busy, with many items on the agenda. Seven proposals were on the table, and all were exciting ... continue
Posted July 1, 2016 by CGH
Shambhala Monastic Order Video and News

Shambhala Monastic Order Video and News

A video by Acharya Pema Chodron and Shastri Loden Nyima has just been posted on the Shambhala Times describing the vision of the Shambhala Monastic Order, answering some frequently asked questions, and outlining the current offerings of 9-12 month monastic residencies themed around the Four Dignities ... continue
Posted June 17, 2016 by David_Brown
Shambhala Monastic Order

Shambhala Monastic Order – HIGHLIGHT

Good news about the order, and an invitation to learn more about this unique opportunity by David Brown and Loden Nima The Shambhala Monastic Order is experiencing a fruitful time since Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche established it in 2013, bringing together the lineage of monastic ordination from the Buddha with ... continue
Posted June 17, 2016 by CGH
Multilingual Success in Shambhala!

Multilingual Success in Shambhala!

We are delighted to announce that within the past month the Kalapa Media Information Technology Team has made a transition to Universal Transformation Format (UTF-8) which enables Shambhala’s web pages and the Shambhala Database to be vastly more multilingual. Previously alphabets containing diacritic characters were incompatible ... continue
Posted April 15, 2016 by David_Brown
Self-Sufficiency Bears Fruit

Self-Sufficiency Bears Fruit – HIGHLIGHT

Update from the Gesar Fund Interview with Nyima Kunga by Maarten Regtien “A dream has come true!” Every year Gesar Fund’s board member Nyima Kunga travels to Donda and Yushu in the Kham district for the Gesar Fund Checking our Aid campaign. He just returned this week and we spoke ... continue
Posted September 30, 2015 by
Lobsters, Mice, and Assorted Critters

Lobsters, Mice, and Assorted Critters – HIGHLIGHT

The Practice of Life Release at Gampo Abbey article by Emma Cataford, Gampo Abbey On July 9th Gampo Abbey residents performed the annual lobster release. This involves purchasing (with the aid of donations) the last catch of the season from local fisherman and longtime Abbey friend Captain Mark ... continue
Posted September 6, 2015 by
Arrow Journal Offers Editorial Positions

Arrow Journal Offers Editorial Positions

The Arrow: A Journal of Wakeful Society, Culture & Politics, is offering two positions, one a short-term, Assistant Editor internship position, and the second a low frequency but longer-term Associate Editor position. Please read on if you are interested. The Arrow, Assistant Editor The Arrow: A Journal ... continue
Posted August 10, 2015 by David_Brown
People of Color Scholarship Fund

People of Color Scholarship Fund – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Enlightened Society Celebrates Diversity Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the People of Color Scholarship Fund (POC) Leadership Awards Part One of Three article and photos by Mabinti Dennis In this first article, you will find a brief history of the development of the awards. Next time you will read ... continue
Posted July 31, 2015 by Dan
20 Years of Funding

20 Years of Funding – HIGHLIGHT

Improvements to the Shambhala AppCelebrating Its 20th Year, the Shambhala Trust Funds Anti-Violence Work, Tibetan Culture, and Shambhala Technology for Spring 2015 article by Ginny Evans and Greg Lubkin The Shambhala Trust held its Spring 2015 meeting in a familiar location – Boulder, where the Trust hosted ... continue
Posted June 29, 2015 by

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