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Surmang Relics: Part of Our Heritage

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Fifty years ago many of the greatest lineage holders of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition walked out of Tibet in order to preserve the wisdom of their heritage. As Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche said many years later:

We can find wisdom even in the midst of the worst of the worst situations….In any situation, there is always some dignity, some goldlike element. Tibet is a lost country, at this point. The Chinese occupied my country, and they are torturing my people. It is quite horrific. We Tibetans were unable to avoid that situation. Nonetheless, the Tibetan wisdom has escaped. It has been brought out of Tibet. It has something to say, something to offer. It gives us dignity as Tibetans. (exerpted from Great Eastern Sun, page 35.)

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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
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

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