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Social Engagement Letter

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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 society condemns these deplorable and hateful actions.

In the United States, hate groups gathered together from all over the country to instill fear as they marched with tiki torches in Charlottesville, Virginia demanding the country become a nation of white people. The next day, a car drove into a crowd of counter protesters, killing a 32 year-old-woman and injuring 19 others. In Spain, one of the most violent days in recent history occurred with multiple terrorist attacks occurring in Barcelona and around the country that took the lives of 14 people and left more than 80 injured. Continue…

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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 – 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 – 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

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 – 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!

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 – 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 – 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

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 – 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 – 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

Emailing Heads of Government

See full article here that this list pertains to. This list includes all countries with Shambhala Centers or groups. If you know of a better email address for any of these heads of government, kindly inform Richard Reoch at richardreoch@gn.apc.org (A draft email for you to send or adapt is ... continue
Posted June 16, 2015 by

Doing Good While Doing Well – HIGHLIGHT

Right Livelihood Meets Shambhala Vision by Shastri Gayle Van Gils We live in a time of profound fear and change, and also one of tremendous opportunity to be of service. There are societal challenges in almost every sphere of life: great numbers of people are living in dire ... continue
Posted June 14, 2015 by

Bringing the Shambhala Principle to Prison: Part 2 – HIGHLIGHT

The Prison Outreach Affinity Circle was started by Trime Persinger in 2013. On March 10, 2014, a conversation was hosted by Richard Reoch and Adela Sandness The conversation was recorded and transcribed following which the transcript was edited and divided into three parts. Following is Part Two ... continue
Posted May 27, 2015 by Dan

Pathfinders Program – HIGHLIGHT

Miksang image by Miriam HallLast year, the Office of Societal Health and Well-Being, under the direction of Mary Whetsell, presented “The Pathfinders Initiative.” The purpose of this initiative is to support our centers with a view to improving communication and bringing conflicts to the warriorship path. ... continue
Posted May 25, 2015 by Dan

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