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The Path of Unconditional Healing

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pink lotus with white butterflyA Journey of Illness and Discovery
by Jeff Rubin, New York City

I still remember quite vividly the scene in the doctor’s office eleven years ago. After conducting a series of tests, she informed me that she was almost certain that I had ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease). If she was correct, this was an almost guaranteed painful death within 3-5 years. She explained that she required one more test at a later date to confirm her findings, but by then, filled with dread and abject terror, I was barely able to hear. However, I was certain of one thing: I would never return for that test. My thinking, deluded or not, was “why confirm an illness that has no known cause and no known cure?” It turns out I was fortunate – I never did go back, and over the years, it became less and less likely that I had ALS, until finally in 2010, I received a different diagnosis. Let me get to that later. Continue…

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The Sakyong Re-introduces the Ratna and Introduces the Lineage Medallion

The Sakyong Re-introduces the Ratna and Introduces the Lineage Medallion – HIGHLIGHT

by Solomon Halpern, Ladrang Councillor photos by Marv Ross The Sakyong Jampal Trinley Dradul, Jamgon Mipham Rinpoche, has reintroduced Shambhala’s currency, the ratna, with the minting of the 2012 gold and silver ratna coins. Consideration had been given to the subject of re-minting ratna coins at various times ... continue
Posted July 3, 2012 by
ShambhalaNews.org: Turning Outward

ShambhalaNews.org: Turning Outward – HIGHLIGHT

article by Shambhala Times Regional Correspondent Travis May The newest member of the online Shambhala family is ShambhalaNews.org, a website specifically oriented to the non-Shambhala community. This is not to say that the content of the new website would be of no interest to Shambhala members, but ... continue
Posted May 19, 2012 by Travis_May
The Shambhala Network

The Shambhala Network – HIGHLIGHT

Migration of Sangha-Announce, Sangha-Talk and other Email lists to the Shambhala Network by Larry Barnett Director of Communications and Chair of the Communications and Technology Steering Committee Over the last two years the Shambhala team that provides us with our online communications services began developing a new email ... continue
Posted May 15, 2012 by Larry Barnett
Gesar's General Store

Gesar’s General Store – HIGHLIGHT

[caption id=”attachment_29875″ align=”alignleft” width=”196″ >Gesar Fund Interview with Acharya Han de Wit, co-chairman of the Gesar Fund board, about the latest developments in Donda (Kham region, Tibet) by Maarten Regtien, Chief Editor of the Dutch Drala Magazine Han, during the last meeting of the board – before we even ... continue
Posted May 2, 2012 by
Shambhala Online: From Humble Beginnings

Shambhala Online: From Humble Beginnings – HIGHLIGHT

A Conversation Between Shambhala Times Editor Sarah Lipton, Shambhala Online Research Director Acharya Eve Rosenthal, and Shambhala Online Director Heather Scott Regarding the Past, Present and Future of Shambhala Online Sarah: Could you tell us a little bit about the inspiration behind Shambhala Online? How did it ... continue
Posted April 30, 2012 by
Naropa University presents Congressman Tim Ryan

Naropa University presents Congressman Tim Ryan

An Evening Featuring a Talk by the Congressman on his new book: A Mindful Nation Naropa University presents Congressman Tim Ryan for a community talk and book signing for his newly released book A Mindful Nation (Hay House) on Monday April 30, 2012 at 7 p.m. at ... continue
Posted April 24, 2012 by
United Nations, Human Happiness, and Shambhala

United Nations, Human Happiness, and Shambhala – HIGHLIGHT

United Nations Develops New Economic Paradigm Based on Human Happiness and Well Being by Carolyn Mandelker, Executive Director of Shambhala More than 600 government leaders, economists and delegates from organizations around the world, including Shambhala*, attended a United Nations conference on Monday, April 2nd, aimed at developing a ... continue
Posted April 12, 2012 by
Nova Scotia: Our Strengths, Our Future Public Forum

Nova Scotia: Our Strengths, Our Future Public Forum – HIGHLIGHT

report by Jan Morrison and Marty Janowitz Spring is fickle in Nova Scotia, so when more than 150 people gather indoors on a warm and sunny Saturday, you know something special is happening. March 31st was just such a day in Halifax as the Shambhala community hosted ... continue
Posted April 9, 2012 by
Remembering the Vidyadhara, Remembering Surmang

Remembering the Vidyadhara, Remembering Surmang – HIGHLIGHT

article by Lyndon Comstock of the Konchok Foundation The occasion of the 25th anniversary of the parinirvana of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, XI is an appropriate moment to recall his monastery in Tibet — Surmang Dutsi Til. As he departed Surmang for the last time in 1958, Tibet ... continue
Posted April 3, 2012 by
Pilgrimage to Trungpa Rinpoche's Birthplace

Pilgrimage to Trungpa Rinpoche’s Birthplace – HIGHLIGHT

article by Lyndon Comstock of the Konchok Foundation photos by Surmang Khenpo Reflecting the great significance that Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche still holds for those who knew him in Tibet, some fifty relatives and friends of the family made a special trip to his birthplace in Geje, Tibet in ... continue
Posted April 2, 2012 by
Where East Meets West

Where East Meets West – HIGHLIGHT

Interview with Naropa University President John Whitehouse Cobb by Sarah Lipton Archival photos courtesy of Naropa University, Shambhala Day 2012 photos courtesy of Naropa University and Jack Greene  Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado is often known as the place where east meets west as it educates the whole person, ... continue
Posted March 15, 2012 by Sarah
Getting IT in Shambhala

Getting IT in Shambhala – HIGHLIGHT

Shambhala is not just a mythical land where everybody is enlightened, really, it’s the world we are creating right now. To that end, creating an entire society in today’s world, even one based on basic goodness, requires adaptation and innovation, keeping our fingers on the pulse ... continue
Posted February 8, 2012 by
Getting IT: Shambhala Database Member's View

Getting IT: Shambhala Database Member’s View

The Member’s view is another way of looking at the information in the Shambhala Database. It allows members to look at information in the database about themselves and make corrections and updates. It also allows members to choose what Shambhala organizations can send them email through ... continue
Posted February 6, 2012 by
Getting IT: Shambhala.org

Getting IT: Shambhala.org

[caption id=”attachment_28841″ align=”alignleft” width=”150″ >Shambhala.org website is both wide and deep. It provides teachings in meditation, introductions to our major teachers, information about the community and about how we organize ourselves, the programs we offer and the variety of organizations that are part of Shambhala. This is ... continue
Posted February 6, 2012 by
Getting IT: Shambhala Online

Getting IT: Shambhala Online

In our series on Shambhala IT, we are pleased to give you a window into the exciting world of Shambhala Online – your resource for online teachings! Heather Scott heads up Shambhala Online with the help of Barbara Zielinski, new Head Moderator Laura Greer and a handful ... continue
Posted February 6, 2012 by

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