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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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Diversity Awareness in Shambhala

Diversity Awareness in Shambhala – HIGHLIGHT

By Charlene Leung Diversity awareness is about discovering the basic goodness of all. When we uncover our biases and habitual ways of relating to others, we loosen our hold on ego and open to other. If we honestly examine the isms: racism, sexism, heterosexism, ageism, classism, able-bodied-ism, ... continue
Posted March 8, 2010 by
Update on the Surmang Shedra

Update on the Surmang Shedra – HIGHLIGHT

Bob King shares this update on the shedra (or school) being built at Surmang Dutsi Til, the home monastery of the Trungpa Tulku lineage in eastern Tibet. The shedra has been under construction since 2004 and will open for classes this fall, prior to its official ... continue
Posted March 6, 2010 by
Shambhala Day Online - A Report

Shambhala Day Online – A Report – HIGHLIGHT

From the Shambhala Online Team This year’s Shambhala Day was an experiment in online visual broadcasting, using Shambhala Online. We did a lot of international testing in advance of the day, and we have heard from centres and groups about their experience during the actual ... continue
Posted February 24, 2010 by heather_scott
The First Shambhala Center Endowment

The First Shambhala Center Endowment – HIGHLIGHT

An endowment is a perpetual savings account, where the principal is protected, and a portion of investment profits can be used for current projects. By Lisa Johnston On Shambhala Day 2010, Ulrike Halpern, Boulder Shambhala Center Director, and Jeff Waltcher, Executive Director of The Sakyong Foundation, signed an ... continue
Posted February 18, 2010 by
Update from Shambhala IT

Update from Shambhala IT – HIGHLIGHT

By Cameron Wenaus During the year in the Earth Ox (2009-10), the Shambhala IT team has not only been building lots of exciting projects for the mandala, but we have been having a delightful time while doing it. In the past year, we created a new ... continue
Posted February 13, 2010 by Cam
Crazy Wisdom

Crazy Wisdom – HIGHLIGHT

Poem by Lama Ugyen Yogin of crazy Who wandered at Taktsang Cave You discovered Mahamudra Your students are practicing with it May we attain some fruition. Nobody knows if we will attain fruition or not It depends on individuals. I cannot promise I hope you do This is the Vidyadhara Trungpa Rinpoche’s vision If everybody follows it There ... continue
Posted January 30, 2010 by
Weekly Videodhara

Weekly Videodhara – HIGHLIGHT

Infusing the Presence of Chogyam Trungpa into Your Curriculum Complied by Jennifer Holder, with Carolyn Rose Gimian, Gordon Kidd, and Denny Blouin contributing. The Videodhara By Denny Blouin Forget the mahasiddha for the west business: Just CTR in b & w and color, speaking. In your face, your brain, your blood Mainline direct, ... continue
Posted January 8, 2010 by Jennifer Holder
Goodbye Shambhala Shop, Hello Shambhala Media!

Goodbye Shambhala Shop, Hello Shambhala Media! – HIGHLIGHT

Shambhala Media has just launched a new website to replace the old Shambhala Shop. On this occasion, we offer an interview with the Co-Directors of Shambhala Media, Terry Rudderham and Emily Hilburn Sell, about the new website: www.shambhalamedia.org: The website looks great. What’s new for users placing ... continue
Posted December 16, 2009 by
Kier Craig Scholarship Fund at Sopa Choling

Kier Craig Scholarship Fund at Sopa Choling – HIGHLIGHT

Sopa Choling, the three-year retreat center at Gampo Abbey, has received an anonymous donation to establish an annual Kier Craig scholarship for people doing the retreat. Kier Craig began the very first three-year retreat at Sopa Choling but died before he could finish. The donor made ... continue
Posted December 9, 2009 by
Shambhala Sun Auction Open through December 13

Shambhala Sun Auction Open through December 13

The Shambhala Sun Foundation’s 3rd Annual Auction is now underway and runs through December 13. We welcome your support through visits and bids. Browse the auction here. To register, click here. You’ll find calligraphies by Chogyam Trungpa and Thich Nhat Hanh, signed books by Pema Chodron, retreat ... continue
Posted December 1, 2009 by
Touching the Earth, France : 2009 Activities Report

Touching the Earth, France : 2009 Activities Report

For the group Toucher la Terre, France, the year 2009 was marked by the actual launch of its activities, as the group initiated projects and provided technical assistance for their implementation. continue
Posted November 17, 2009 by Rinchen Dug Pamo
Buddhist Lists Meet Dharmic Riffs

Buddhist Lists Meet Dharmic Riffs – HIGHLIGHT

Jennifer Holder interviews Acharya Judy Lief about her work on the Root Text Project. This project is an effort to compile 13 years of seminary transcripts into three volumes, one for each yana, that are organized by topic. To read more about the project, ... continue
Posted October 11, 2009 by Jennifer Holder
Rooted in the Three Yanas

Rooted in the Three Yanas – HIGHLIGHT

Based on an interview with Acharya Judy Lief Click here to read Buddhist Lists Meet Dharmic Riffs, a Q & A with Acharya Lief about the Root Text Project. Every year, starting in 1973 until he died in 1986, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche taught a seminary that lasted ... continue
Posted October 10, 2009 by Jennifer Holder
The Shambhala Database Project - Your New Personal Rolodex

The Shambhala Database Project – Your New Personal Rolodex – HIGHLIGHT

Interview with Candlin Dobbs What is the Shambhala Database project and tell me about this new Member’s View that is coming out soon? The Shambhala Database or SDB is an internet-accessible database that stores information about the entire Shambhala Mandala: the Centers and Groups, the teachers, the ... continue
Posted October 5, 2009 by Cam
Legacy Project In Depth

Legacy Project In Depth – HIGHLIGHT

An interview with Carolyn Gimian, conducted by Andrew Safer for Radio Free Shambhala The publication of On Different Views and Paths, an interview with Richard Reoch, President of Shambhala International, which appeared on both the Radio Free Shambhala and Shambhala Times Web sites in July, ... continue
Posted September 29, 2009 by

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