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New San Francisco Director

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Announcing the appointment of a new Center Director for San Francisco

by Kathryn Rile

We are delighted to announce the appointment of our new Center Director for the San Francisco Shambhala Center, Ms. pearl ubungen.

Appointed by His Majesty, the Kongma Sakyong, Minister of Government Jane Arthur, and our Regional Board, Ms. ubungen will formally take her oath as center Director on October 1st at Sharchen Dzong.

As Shambhala aspires to further embody enlightened society, Ms. ubungen brings a wealth of experience and inspiration as a performing artist, choreographer, cultural activist, and educator as well as a teacher and master of ritual in Shambhala. Continue…

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Unity in Northern California – HIGHLIGHT

Northern California Shambhala Inc is born April First; Foolishness Ensues by Steve Schurkey With a few ink strokes, Northern California Shambhala Inc was born on April 1st. NCSI gathers the seven principal Shambhala centers of Northern California into one legal entity — San Francisco, Berkeley, Davis, Sonoma, Santa Rosa, ... continue
Posted April 27, 2017 by schurkey

The Shape of Awake

A report on Hope Martin’s recent teaching at Gampo Abbey. Hope is leading a Shape of Awake weekthun in Atlanta March 22 – 28th. Hope Martin with Ani Pema Chödrön During this year’s Yarne retreat, Hope Martin, a Master Teacher of the Alexander Technique, was invited by Ani Pema Chödrön to ... continue
Posted February 23, 2015 by Dan

Local Prosperity: New Economics for Rural Canada – HIGHLIGHT

by Gregory Heming and Shastri Christine Sloan In The Shambhala Principle, the Sakyong writes: “Our world of desire and consumerism seems to drive itself along, as if propelled by some invisible force.  As I meet leaders in my travels, I see that even at the very top, ... continue
Posted February 10, 2015 by Dan

Four Shambhalians become “new” Canadians in the Heart of Kalapa

On Tuesday morning July 8th, Shambhalians Dorothee Rosen, Hung-Yeh Peisinger, Charles Kalinsky, and Ron Renz took the oath of Canadian Citizenship before Judge Ann Janega in downtown Halifax. The lungta was palpable, and the room was abuzz with excitement as we joined with 44 other “new” ... continue
Posted July 17, 2014 by

Running with the Mind… in Vienna

ViennaNews from Vienna On a cool and windy day in Vienna history was made. Not just a record time for the top runners in the Annual City Marathon, but also a superb performance from our Vienna Shambhala Relay team. Our four fearless runners have been training throughout ... continue
Posted June 11, 2014 by jo_francis

Rising to the Challenge of our Times – HIGHLIGHT

Sakyong Mipham Ripoche, Rising to the Challenge, photo BHH StudiosThe Shambhala Principle Comes to the Boulder Shambhala Center As the busy summer program season begins, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche will visit the Boulder Shambhala Center to offer a public program for new and experienced meditators called, “The Shambhala ... continue
Posted May 16, 2014 by

Shambhala Center is open and closed

For most of us, the Shambhala Center will be completely closed from Saturday April 27 to Friday May 3rd!  There will be no sitting, no classes, no office hours, no groups, no meetings, no anything. But for a group of hardy meditators who have registered for the week-long ... continue
Posted April 22, 2013 by John David Smith

M’Bongui

M’bongui , a dance performance with music composed by Herbert Elsky and choreography by Sophie Fougère-Darcy, took place on February 15th at the 300 seat Mégisserie theater in St Junien (Limousin, France). M’Bongui M’bongui is a traditional Congolese dance ceremony that was practiced before and after a hunt.  ... continue
Posted March 3, 2013 by luz_rodriguez

Seeking Volunteer Hosts for Meditators in a Harvard Research Study

Dear contemplatives, Our research team at Brigham & Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School is conducting a neuroimaging research study with adept meditators between March 16th and the 24th. We are seeking volunteers from the Boston contemplative community to help volunteer as hosts. These are all adept ... continue
Posted February 20, 2012 by

Introducing the New Director of Shambhala Europe – HIGHLIGHT

Interview with Christoph Schönherr by Sarah Lipton, conducted live and in-person at Karme Choling all photos by Christoph Schönherr, unless otherwise noted Congratulations on your upcoming new post as Director of Shambhala Europe, which you will begin on Shambhala Day! Many of us in Shambhala recognize you as having ... continue
Posted February 9, 2012 by Sarah

A Precious Opportunity – HIGHLIGHT

Acharya Eve Rosenthal will be assisting Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche March 2nd-4th in Northern California to teach the Rigden Weekend. Recently, she shared some thoughts on the history of the program and its importance. Article by Stephen Schurkey. For a long time, Shambhala Training Levels I through 5 ... continue
Posted January 31, 2012 by schurkey

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche to Teach in Northern California

Save the Date! The Rigden Weekend with a public talk Friday night. March 2-4, 2012 San Francisco, CA Join our beloved Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche for this very special program that is the culmination of The Way of Shambhala educational path. The first night of of this weekend is a ... continue
Posted November 28, 2011 by

San Francisco Shambhala Seeks Program Director

This just in: The San Francisco Shambhala Center seeks Program Director for half-time position. The San Francisco Shambhala center is seeking to fill a half-time Programs Director position by mid-September of 2011. The Programs Director manages the Programs Department and reports to the Center Director. He ... continue
Posted August 6, 2011 by

Creating a Mindful Society conference in NYC, Sept 30 – Oct 1

Join Shambhala Sun staff for this landmark gathering of the mindfulness community… September 30 – October 1, 2011 in New York City (at the New York Society for Ethical Culture) Mindfulness is a simple yet profound practice that changes lives. If you’re committed to mindful living, or ... continue
Posted June 29, 2011 by

Exploring Pure Perception at Senge Ling – HIGHLIGHT

By Russell Rodgers One of the key commitments in vajrayana Buddhism is to experience the world as sacred. Sacred in this context doesn’t mean that some deity proclaimed it so; it just is, primordially, in the present moment of fresh, pristine awareness. In our business, however, we ... continue
Posted March 23, 2011 by Michael Foster

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