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Feb 19
Sunday

Halifax Hosts Trust Meeting

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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 a long time. We were hosted in the new boardroom of Kalapa Media, next door to the Sakyong’s office, at Sovereign Place. Laurie and Landy Mallery generously offered their home for a Friday evening get together of Trust members and Halifax friends. This was a festive start to a delightful weekend.

The proponents for all the proposals were able at this meeting to present their project in person, Robert Reichner in Seattle and Holly Gayley in Boulder via Zoom.  This technology allowed Greg Lubkin to attend as well as Susan Dreier, John Sennhauser and Cynthia Bradshaw from their homes in Los Angeles, Boston, New York and Seattle.  Both Dhi Good (from Boulder) and Ann Shaftel (from the Annapolis Valley) came to the meeting in person as presenters.  Continue…

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An Elegantly Preserved Package

An Elegantly Preserved Package – HIGHLIGHT

Many of us in Shambhala harbor deeply inspired aspirations for what we would like to accomplish in the world. In this second article on the Shambhala Time Capsule, Jennifer Holder looks at the path Steve Roth followed in bringing the time capsule into being. At times, ... continue
Posted December 3, 2010 by Jennifer Holder
Love Letter to the Future

Love Letter to the Future – HIGHLIGHT

In this three-part series, Jennifer Holder writes about the creation of a Shambhala Time Capsule, something the Vidyadhara requested of his student Steve Roth. Steve has dedicated himself to the project for three decades. In this first article, Jennifer reflects on the nature of a Dark ... continue
Posted December 1, 2010 by Jennifer Holder
Letter from the Surmang Leadership

Letter from the Surmang Leadership – HIGHLIGHT

This letter regarding the Surmang shedra was written in Tibetan and signed by Chokyi Senge Trungpa XII Rinpoche, Aten (Chetsang) Rinpoche, and Surmang Khenpo; it was translated into English by Gerry Wiener. September 1, 2010 To the Lord of Refuge Sakyong Jamgon Mipham Rinpoche, the entire Shambhala community ... continue
Posted October 10, 2010 by
Surmang Update

Surmang Update – HIGHLIGHT

By Lyndon Comstock Having recently returned from Surmang Dutsi Til, I’d like to give you a brief first-hand report. The photographs and videos that accompany this report were taken by Jon Ransohoff, who went with me. Also included below are comments about the shedra by Karma ... continue
Posted October 8, 2010 by
Take a Tour of the Shedra

Take a Tour of the Shedra – HIGHLIGHT

Now that the Surmang Shedra has opened its doors for classes, perhaps you’d like to take a peak inside. This tour was filmed by by Jon Ransohoff and edited by Lyndon Comstock. As you can see, the interior still needs to be painted and other finishing touches ... continue
Posted October 7, 2010 by
First Day of School at the Surmang Shedra

First Day of School at the Surmang Shedra – HIGHLIGHT

Letter from President Richard Reoch to the Shambhala Mandala To everyone in Shambala worldwide – THIS is an amazing photo. It was taken on the first day of school at the Surmang Shedra, just five months after this year’s earthquake that devastated so much of the area. This is ... continue
Posted October 5, 2010 by Richard_Reoch
Surmang Shedra Opens Doors to Children

Surmang Shedra Opens Doors to Children – HIGHLIGHT

The Surmang Shedra recently opened its doors to a group of nearly 100 children–both boys and girls. Watch this video of the first day of school, by Jon Ransohoff and Lyndon Comstock who visited Surmang in late summer. Visit the Konchok Foundation website for more information and ... continue
Posted October 4, 2010 by
Chogyam Trungpa Legacy Project Launches Website

Chogyam Trungpa Legacy Project Launches Website

The Chogyam Trungpa Legacy Project has a new website. The Legacy Project was established in 2006. It supports and augments the preservation, propagation and publication of Trungpa Rinpoche’s dharma teachings. It furthers these goals through support for existing programs as well as the initiation of new ... continue
Posted September 22, 2010 by
Ever-Expanding Accessibility

Ever-Expanding Accessibility – HIGHLIGHT

[caption id=”attachment_19589″ align=”alignright” width=”176″ >Click here to read other articles on this topic in the Shambhala Times. Shambhala continues to improve accessibility of its programs and facilities and we keep working towards a genuinely barrier free society. We have had people in our sangha with disabilities ... continue
Posted July 21, 2010 by Hamish_MacLaren
Kimonos and Watercolors Galore at Konchok Art Auction

Kimonos and Watercolors Galore at Konchok Art Auction – HIGHLIGHT

Brocade kimonos for $40. Are you kidding? Well, not for long. A dark blue and gold women’s kimono that started at $40 now hovers at $55, and soon may climb higher. Online art auctions are a fickle affair. One moment you have a bargain on your ... continue
Posted July 8, 2010 by
Zen et Tantra: En Francais

Zen et Tantra: En Francais – HIGHLIGHT

Par Acharya David Schneider, traduit par Vincent Bardet To commemorate the release of The Teacup and The Skullcup in French, Acharya David Schneider gave a talk in Paris. This article provides some background. Click here to read the article in English. Soon, we will feature the ... continue
Posted June 29, 2010 by
Amending Ratna Aspiration

Amending Ratna Aspiration – HIGHLIGHT

Invoking Money to Wash Debt Clean ~ in the playful manner of our lineage of poets. Primordial Rigden, Shiwa Okar of the Basically Good, Gesar Norbu Dradul, commander of fearless troops King Ashoka of generous riches, Milarepa, conqueror of karma… To you I offer clouds of love and devotion. Come ... continue
Posted June 19, 2010 by Jennifer Holder
Preserving the Vidyadhara Forever

Preserving the Vidyadhara Forever – HIGHLIGHT

Shambhala Archives is Honored with Award for the Audio Recovery Project By Carolyn Gimian, with Jennifer Holder contributing On Friday, June 11, the Shambhala Archives received the Carman V. Carroll Award for Outstanding Achievement in Archival Preservation from the Council of Nova Scotia ... continue
Posted June 18, 2010 by
Demolition in Jyekundo, Shedra Construction Resumes at Surmang

Demolition in Jyekundo, Shedra Construction Resumes at Surmang – HIGHLIGHT

By Lyndon Comstock Jyekundo, post-earthquake, is now the blue city, as Khenpo calls it, due to the thousands of government issued tents. As of June, all of the population still living in the city are residing in tents. In this picture, one can see that razing of ... continue
Posted June 11, 2010 by
From Quake Recovery to Shedra Construction

From Quake Recovery to Shedra Construction – HIGHLIGHT

This is the latest update from the Konchok Foundation on earthquake relief efforts by Surmang monks. It suggests the urgency of returning to shedra construction in order to accommodate the educational needs of area families displaced by the earthquake. By Lyndon Comstock Large scale clearing of rubble, and ... continue
Posted May 23, 2010 by

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