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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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Celebrating a Kasung Kitchen

Celebrating a Kasung Kitchen – HIGHLIGHT

News from Dorje Denma Ling article by David Whitehorn on behalf of the Kasung Land Group in Nova Scotia, led by Steve Gleich With juniper smoke, traditional Tibetan Buddhist chanting and cries of “KiKi SoSo”, Dorje Kasung young and old gathered on July 31, 2013 to initiate and celebrate ... continue
Posted September 22, 2013 by
Goodness Woven Right In

Goodness Woven Right In – HIGHLIGHT

The Shambhala Times is delighted to wish you all a Cheerful Harvest of Peace! Harvest of Peace, held around the time of the autumn equinox, is an opportunity for local communities to gather, hear teachings by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, and celebrate the riches of our local ... continue
Posted September 21, 2013 by
Shifting the Conversation

Shifting the Conversation – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: In Everyday Life A first glimpse of an exciting new project — the launch of a journal devoted to shifting the conversation about the issues facing our world from aggression and destruction toward social wakefulness and compassion. Interview with Gabe Dayley and Kai Beavers by Jayne Sutton What would ... continue
Posted September 20, 2013 by
Spirit of Chardhi Kala

Spirit of Chardhi Kala – HIGHLIGHT

Chardhi Kala, a key principle of the Sikh religion, describes a state of mind that does not allow negative emotions to overwhelm one’s outlook and actions. Instead, one cultivates a mind that is filled with joy and dignity. For Sikhs, this state of mind is a ... continue
Posted August 14, 2013 by
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

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