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The Path of Unconditional Healing

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pink lotus with white butterflyA Journey of Illness and Discovery
by Jeff Rubin, New York City

I still remember quite vividly the scene in the doctor’s office eleven years ago. After conducting a series of tests, she informed me that she was almost certain that I had ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease). If she was correct, this was an almost guaranteed painful death within 3-5 years. She explained that she required one more test at a later date to confirm her findings, but by then, filled with dread and abject terror, I was barely able to hear. However, I was certain of one thing: I would never return for that test. My thinking, deluded or not, was “why confirm an illness that has no known cause and no known cure?” It turns out I was fortunate – I never did go back, and over the years, it became less and less likely that I had ALS, until finally in 2010, I received a different diagnosis. Let me get to that later. Continue…

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A Partnership at the Heart of the Kalapa Capital Centre – HIGHLIGHT

“The escalating threat to the world’s environment and climate stem from a profound predicament that affects all humanity. We are ever more rapidly losing our connection with the sacred nature of our world. This tragedy affects us in so many ways, but at its heart, ... continue
Posted January 1, 2011 by

The Quest for Pure Water – HIGHLIGHT

Learn about the Water Treatment Plant at Shambhala Mountain Center in this video. And join the Shambhala Trust in completing the $1.2 million goal of the project’s first phase. By Zeb Zuckerberg Inspired by a deep love for Shambhala Mountain Center – and with an eye to ... continue
Posted December 18, 2010 by
Of Books and Blankets - A Better Future for the Surmang Region

Of Books and Blankets – A Better Future for the Surmang Region – HIGHLIGHT

In this update from the Konchok Foundation, Lyndon Comstock describes Surmang Monastery’s continued support to victims of the April 2010 earthquake in Jyekundo and the Konchok Foundations’s ongoing efforts to educate local children by completing the shedra (or school) at Surmang Dutsi-til. By Lyndon Comstock Surmang Dutsi Til ... continue
Posted December 10, 2010 by
President Reoch Addresses this Pivotal Time

President Reoch Addresses this Pivotal Time – HIGHLIGHT

President Richard Reoch recently joined Julia Sagebien on Chronicles Radio for a far-reaching conversation. With Sakyong Mipham’s encouragement that each of us consider our role in this pivotal ten-year period, in this interview President Reoch offers us a valuable sense of view, tangible skillful means, ... continue
Posted December 7, 2010 by
Gathering the Cost of Postage

Gathering the Cost of Postage – HIGHLIGHT

In this third article dedicated to the Shambhala Time Capsule, Jennifer Holder encourages the financial support of each other’s projects, so that an individual’s vision truly becomes the work of our entire community. As the age of speed and aggression gains momentum, the Shambhala Time Capsule ... continue
Posted December 5, 2010 by Jennifer Holder
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

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