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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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Himalayan Medical Foundation

Himalayan Medical Foundation – HIGHLIGHT

demolished stupaThe devastating earthquakes which struck Nepal on Saturday, April 25th and May 9th, have displaced over one million people, destroyed over 600,000 homes and businesses and more importantly taken the lives of what will probably end up being close to 10,000 Nepali citizens in Kathmandu ... continue
Posted May 20, 2015 by Dan
Book Review: Mindfulness in Action

Book Review: Mindfulness in Action – HIGHLIGHT

by Shambhala Times Editorial Staff Mindfulness in Action: Making Friends with Yourself Through Friendliness and Everyday Awareness (Shambhala Publications, 2015) is the newest in a series of books based on talks by Chogyam Trungpa, edited by Carolyn Rose Gimian. Other books that Ms. Gimian has compiled include ... continue
Posted May 11, 2015 by Dan
Festivities at Surmang

Festivities at Surmang – HIGHLIGHT

The winter is a special time for practice at Surmang Dutsi Til, the monastic seat of the Trungpa Tulku lineage in eastern Tibet, particularly after Losar or the Tibetan new year. The Konchok Foundation is delighted to share photographs from the annual Chakrasamvara dance and from the ... continue
Posted April 3, 2015 by Dan
The Path of Translating

The Path of Translating – HIGHLIGHT

Translating in the Ear Whispering Lineage by Stéphane Bedard, Montreal, Quebec When I started to read one of the Sakyong’s recent advanced texts, parts of the text were whispered to me in French. This was unusual. I read the whole book over several months and kept hearing this ... continue
Posted March 6, 2015 by
Please Don't Start Meditating.....

Please Don’t Start Meditating….. – HIGHLIGHT

….Unless You’re Willing to Change guest article by Lodro Rinzler originally published on Huffington Post A Buddhist teacher I respect a great deal once proclaimed a warning about meditation: Don’t do it unless you’re willing to change. If you’re one of the two gazillion people aiming to launch a ... continue
Posted February 11, 2015 by
Accessible Dharma

Accessible Dharma – HIGHLIGHT

A Report from the Accessibility and Disability Working Group article compiled by Stefan Carmien, Chair of Accessibility and Disability Working Group The Accessibility and Disability Working Group of the Office of Societal Health and Well-Being joyously announces its new websites in the Shambhala international network, with Spanish resources ... continue
Posted February 8, 2015 by
Launching the Surmang Shedra

Launching the Surmang Shedra – HIGHLIGHT

Surmang Shedra – view with ruins aboveThe Konchok Foundation is delighted to announce that the Surmang Shedra will launch this fall. Last October, the Pema Chodron Foundation offered a $150,000 matching grant to complete the Surmang Shedra–the monastic college at Surmang Monastery in eastern Tibet–and hold ... continue
Posted February 4, 2015 by
Meeting our Ling Family in Kham

Meeting our Ling Family in Kham – HIGHLIGHT

Gesar Fund Update article by Acharya Han de Wit Gesar Fund boardmember Nyima Kunga was recently joined by boardmember and Shambhala teacher Acharya Han de Wit and his wife Ineke, founder of the Gesar Fund Foundation for a journey to Kham in Tibet to check on the aid ... continue
Posted January 19, 2015 by
Making Trans*Queer Dharma Work

Making Trans*Queer Dharma Work – HIGHLIGHT

article by Shaun Bartone, Halifax A queer Buddhist friend of mine said to me recently, “You have a lot of bones that stick out, bones that don’t fit in one place or another.” True. In one sangha, I’m too much of an intellectual, I think too much, and ... continue
Posted January 18, 2015 by
The Art of Practicing

The Art of Practicing – HIGHLIGHT

News from The Art of Practicing Institute shared by Madeline Bruser, New York The body and mind are completely interconnected in making music. When you understand and feel the music deeply, your whole body works in a simple, natural way. The mission at The Art of Practicing ... continue
Posted December 29, 2014 by
Funding Anti-Violence

Funding Anti-Violence – HIGHLIGHT

Shambhala Trust Funds More Chicago Anti-Violence Work – and Five Other Projects Fall 2014 Meeting article by Ginny Evans and Greg Lubkin Co-Chairs of the Shambhala Trust The Shambhala Trust held its Fall 2014 meeting in a new location – Chicago, where the Trust had recently begun funding “Cure Violence” efforts ... continue
Posted December 4, 2014 by
How To Make A Sit-a-Thon

How To Make A Sit-a-Thon – HIGHLIGHT

Dispatch from Northern California by Kathryn Rile In just four days the Northern California Shambhala community is gathering across seven centers and groups to host the first regional sit-a-thon, Sitting for Society. This fundraiser is based on a model that San Francisco piloted last year with the intent ... continue
Posted November 18, 2014 by
Coming Into Focus

Coming Into Focus – HIGHLIGHT

Interview about the Mukpo Institute at Karme Choling with Rupa Acharya Suzann Duquette by Cati Hellerer Mukpo Institute is a three-month investigation into the Shambhala and Buddhist teachings offered every Fall and Spring at Karme Choling Shambhala Meditation Center in Barnet, Vermont. What inspires you about Mukpo Institute? “I’m ... continue
Posted November 12, 2014 by
Fox-Walking with Owl-Eyes

Fox-Walking with Owl-Eyes – HIGHLIGHT

EWV Wisdom WheelCOLUMN: In Everyday Life Investigating EarthWalk Vermont, A Mini-Culture Filled With Nature, Learning, Respect and Joy by Cara Thornley In 2005, Angella Gibbons, Shambhala practitioner in Vermont, started EarthWalk Vermont (EWV), a nature-based mentoring school, with five students who came one day a week. It grew so ... continue
Posted October 11, 2014 by
No Choice

No Choice – HIGHLIGHT

A Special Rigden Weekend is Offered at Snake River Shambhala Meditation Group, Snake River Correctional Institution, Oregon by Trime Persinger The Snake River Shambhala Meditation Group is different from any other — it operates entirely inside a prison. In May 2014, Acharya Fleet Maull led a Rigden: Unconditional ... continue
Posted September 29, 2014 by

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