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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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Education, “Bildung” and Mindfulness

Education, “Bildung” and Mindfulness – HIGHLIGHT

On Education and Human Nature by Charles Fadel and Dr. Han F de Wit (Shambhala Acharya) On October 22-24, 2014, leaders in education, government, business and philanthropy are gathering in Geneva, Switzerland to develop a shared vision for education that strengthens character and improves the chances for success ... continue
Posted September 24, 2014 by
Taking a Shot at Meditation

Taking a Shot at Meditation – HIGHLIGHT

Report from the Prison Mindfulness Institute article by Kate Crisp In a distant place, far, far away from the elegant world of Shambhala Centers, almond milk latte’s at Whole Foods, and lightning bugs by campfires, is the land of juvenile detention. Incomprehensible to most citizens, unless of course ... continue
Posted September 20, 2014 by
The Sakyong’s Advisory Panel on Shambhala Environments

The Sakyong’s Advisory Panel on Shambhala Environments – HIGHLIGHT

outside the Amsterdam Shambhala Center,COLUMN: Shambhala on the Move by Steve Vosper, Chair, Shambhala Environments with Peter van der Molen, Associate Panel Member Flashback Back in the mid 1980’s: Amsterdam proudly owned a former bottle rinsing plant. Upstairs a forest of beams criss-crossing the attic; downstairs cold tiled floors, that ... continue
Posted September 15, 2014 by
Fertile Ground for Leadership

Fertile Ground for Leadership – HIGHLIGHT

Interview with Jane Arthur by Cara Thornley, Shambhala Times Correspondent Jane Arthur, Karme Choling Meditation Center’s former director, has found fertile ground for service in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom. In July she became president of the St. Johnsbury, VT, chapter of Rotary International, and in August she was ... continue
Posted September 10, 2014 by
Investigating Eco-Dharma

Investigating Eco-Dharma – HIGHLIGHT

The 2014 Eco-Dharma Conference is happening this weekend at Wonderwell Mountain Refuge Acharya Adam Lobel is one of the contributing teachers This weekend in the foothills of the White Mountains of New Hampshire a unique event is occurring. Featuring prominent Buddhist teachers, scholars, and environmental activists discussing in ... continue
Posted August 9, 2014 by
Available Abundance: Shambhala Videos

Available Abundance: Shambhala Videos – HIGHLIGHT

miksangDid you Know? Shambhala Centers and Groups can download dozens of Shambhala videos with translated captions Hamish Maclaren is delighted to announce that nearly all the of closed captioned (subtitled) Shambhala teachings and the many other videos that are on the Shambhala YouTube channels are now available for ... continue
Posted August 2, 2014 by
Tea Time in Shambhala

Tea Time in Shambhala – HIGHLIGHT

McGee and Avdulov Sensei after receiving the Order of Elegance of Shambhala award (2014), by Marvin Moorearticle by Jill Scott and Mindy Moore, Halifax photos by Marvin Moore and Liza Matthews On Shambhala Day, March 2nd, 2014 the Sakyong awarded tea masters John Soyu McGee Sensei and Alexandre ... continue
Posted July 27, 2014 by
Providing Funds for Six Projects

Providing Funds for Six Projects – HIGHLIGHT

Trust Meeting MembersShambhala Trust Provides Funds for Six Projects at Spring 2014 Meeting article by Ginny Evans and Greg Lubkin, Shambhala Trust Co-Chairs On the weekend of May 16, 2014, the Shambhala Trust held its semi-annual meeting in New York City. For those not familiar with the ... continue
Posted July 25, 2014 by
Helping the Corrections Officers too

Helping the Corrections Officers too – HIGHLIGHT

Oregon State Penitentiary Corrections Officer Laura Hinkle underwent mindfulness training at the prison, which has helped her in her work with prisoners and her life. photo courtesy of Beth Nakamura/The Oregonian Exploring the Shambhala Prison Program Portland, Oregon article by John David Smith On a recent drive back to Portland ... continue
Posted July 21, 2014 by
Limiting the Barriers, part 3

Limiting the Barriers, part 3 – HIGHLIGHT

Putting Acoustical Treatment in Drala HallA Report in Three Parts From the Accessibility and Disability Working Group article compiled by Stefan Carmien, Chair of Accessibility and Disability Working Group The first two parts of this series of articles discussed the history of the Accessibility and Disability working group ... continue
Posted May 31, 2014 by
Conference Meets Heart

Conference Meets Heart – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Youth and Family Teaching Mindfulness and Compassion to Youth article by Leslie Gossett, Column Editor photos by Mark Anderson We recently hosted a conference in Northern California at which the presenters said it was unlike any other conference they’d been to. It was like… conference meets heart. continue
Posted May 23, 2014 by
The Shambhala Monastic Order, part 2

The Shambhala Monastic Order, part 2 – HIGHLIGHT

Part 2 of an Interview with Ani Pema Chodron about the new Shambhala Monastic Order by Acharya Adam Lobel edited by Loden Nyima Last May, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche established the Shambhala Monastic Order as a means of further developing the monastic path within Shambhala while preserving the lineage of ... continue
Posted May 14, 2014 by
The Shambhala Monastic Order

The Shambhala Monastic Order – HIGHLIGHT

Part 1 of an Interview with Ani Pema Chodron about the Shambhala Monastic Order by Acharya Adam Lobel edited by Loden Nyima Cheerful Year of the Wood Horse from the Shambhala Monastic Order! Last May, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche established the Shambhala Monastic Order as a means of further developing ... continue
Posted May 12, 2014 by
Collaborating Support for Homeless Youth

Collaborating Support for Homeless Youth – HIGHLIGHT

Samadhi Cushions and the Reciprocity Foundation’s support for Homeless Youth by Michael Taney, St. Johnsbury, VT Last month the marketing folks at Samadhi Cushions worked feverishly – and electronically – to let customers know about their efforts to assist the Reciprocity Foundation. A short history The Reciprocity Foundation is an ... continue
Posted May 7, 2014 by
Limiting the Barriers, part 2

Limiting the Barriers, part 2 – HIGHLIGHT

miksang image by Charles BlackhallA Report in Three Parts From the Accessibility and Disability Working Group article compiled by Stefan Carmien, Chair of Accessibility and Disability Working Group We continue this series on the efforts of the Accessibility and Disability working Group to support the accessibility of the ... continue
Posted April 23, 2014 by

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