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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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Jesus and Buddha

Jesus and Buddha – HIGHLIGHT

Interview with John Ankele, New York Shambhalian by Gwendolyn Alston Earlier this summer, Shambhala Times had the opportunity to interview John Ankele about his new film Jesus and Buddha. What compelled you to produce the film Jesus & Buddha? I’ve always been interested in Jesus and Buddha as archetypes, ... continue
Posted August 9, 2013 by
The Journey of Applied Mindfulness

The Journey of Applied Mindfulness – HIGHLIGHT

In June, Sarah Lipton, Editor-in-Chief of the Shambhala Times, had a opportunity to talk to Patton Hyman about the launch of the Applied Mindfulness website. edited by Ani Dawa Chotso, Shambhala Times Staff Editor What is Applied Mindfulness? “Well, the website is part of a bigger vision of ... continue
Posted July 29, 2013 by
The Real Power of Sun Camp

The Real Power of Sun Camp – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Youth and Families Dancing in the Shrine Room by Leslie Gossett Shambhala Times Column Editor In general, we desire to offer our children what richness we can. Nourishing food, a safe place to lay their heads, plenty of resources, opportunities to learn how to be in the world. How ... continue
Posted July 20, 2013 by
Institute for Compassionate Leadership

Institute for Compassionate Leadership – HIGHLIGHT

Chelsea Nenni recently sat down with Shambhala sangha member and teacher Lodro Rinzler to discuss his most recent venture, the Institute for Compassionate Leadership. Primarily targeting the millennial generation, it is the only leadership institute to combine executive coaching, mentorship, and job placement under one umbrella. ... continue
Posted July 8, 2013 by
Time Banking

Time Banking – HIGHLIGHT

The Nuts and Bolts of Building the Shambhala Village Around the School by Brian Landever In the recent leadership gathering at Shambhala Mountain Center this June, considerable discussion was given to the overall theme of creating enlightened society. Topics included how we experience basic goodness and wealth, what will increase ... continue
Posted July 3, 2013 by
Birth of Shambhala Publications

Birth of Shambhala Publications – HIGHLIGHT

A Shambhala Times Exclusive: Interview with Sam Bercholz edited by Ani Dawa Chotso Shambhala Publications was born at Ground Zero of the 1960s counterculture: in the back of a bookstore on Telegraph Avenue in Berkeley, California. The Times asked Sam Bercholz for more details … How did it all get ... continue
Posted May 29, 2013 by
Profound Treasury Tour Nears Completion in Halifax

Profound Treasury Tour Nears Completion in Halifax – HIGHLIGHT

Halifax,by Carolyn Gimian It is early May. It is sunny Halifax, but a little cold and we are wishing for warm spring days. The Profound Treasury Tour rolls into town from Boston. Where have we been? Where are we now? If it’s Friday, it must be Halifax! The ... continue
Posted May 8, 2013 by
"Doing Good"

“Doing Good” – HIGHLIGHT

Imagining Peace: The Journey Is the Goal a personal reflection by Gretchen Neve, Chicago The Imagining Peace Conference opens Friday night, April 26, with a talk by the Sakyong followed the next day, Saturday April 27, with the Youth Congress on Peace. Sunday, April 28, will be a ... continue
Posted April 17, 2013 by
 Shambhala en español

Shambhala en español – HIGHLIGHT

Efforts around the Shambhala mandala are being made to increase the accessibility of the Shambhala teachings in multiple languages. The Shambhala Times has recently been hearing about some of the successes of this endeavor and wanted to share the news with you. 1. Shambhala Europe is Blogging! ... continue
Posted April 11, 2013 by
Why We Need to Imagine Peace

Why We Need to Imagine Peace – HIGHLIGHT

Creating Enlightened Society in Chicago with a Youth Congress on Peace by Gretchen Neve What is Happening On April 26, 2013, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche’s Enlightened Society Tour will launch in Chicago. On Friday night he will give a talk about creating enlightened society. On Saturday the Sakyong will host our ... continue
Posted April 6, 2013 by
Daring to Lead, Authentically

Daring to Lead, Authentically – HIGHLIGHT

by Jayne Sutton Shambhala Times Correspondent In the late 1990s, Susan Szpakowski was working as a curriculum writer for the Nova Scotia education system. She and other like-minded students of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche began exploring a question that will sound very familiar to Shambhalians in 2013: What does ... continue
Posted March 26, 2013 by
Naked Mind, the Film

Naked Mind, the Film – HIGHLIGHT

Denmo Ibrahim at Earthbody interviews filmmaker Sarah Barab “Meditation is the direct path to understanding the nature of the mind,” says Sarah Barab in explaining what sparked the journey of her new film Naked Mind. Barab joined up with filmmaker Pax Winters to travel the world pursuing a ... continue
Posted March 22, 2013 by
The Profound Treasury

The Profound Treasury – HIGHLIGHT

by Carolyn Gimian Every year but one between 1973 and 1986, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche spent three months presenting Buddhist teachings to a group of his senior students, who came together with him to practice and study intensively. These programs were called the Vajradhatu Seminaries. The people who ... continue
Posted January 16, 2013 by
Community: Lose the Lids!

Community: Lose the Lids! – HIGHLIGHT

Shambhala Times interviews Mary Whetsell Mary Whetsell is passionate about community! As Director of Shambhala’s Office of Societal Health & Well-being, she views nurturing the development of community as the primary goal of her office. But why does community matter? She references both teachings from the Sakyong ... continue
Posted January 14, 2013 by
Thanking a "Tireless Custodian"

Thanking a “Tireless Custodian” – HIGHLIGHT

by David Brown, Zeb Zuckerman, Ginny Evans After over a decade of service John Sennhauser has retired as Chair of the Shambhala Trust. This transition occurred during a meeting of the Trust held in Boston as hurricane Sandy struck the East Coast. His steady presence at the ... continue
Posted January 4, 2013 by

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