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Aug 07
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Everyone Loves a Parade

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Shambhala joins in this year’s Halifax Pride Parade, with an award-winning entry
by Seth Levinson
For years, just before Pride, a colleague of mine—deeply involved with LGBTQ community in Halifax—would drop by for a chat. We’d wonder together whether we still needed a Pride Parade. And each year we came to the same conclusion—and we marched on.

The ultimate irony and tragedy is that this same friend—Raymond Taavel—was murdered 5 years ago because he was gay. Yes, we still need Pride. Continue…

Entries filed under Atlantic Canada


Awakened Early, and Often: Family Camp at Dorje Denma Ling

Awakened Early, and Often: Family Camp at Dorje Denma Ling – HIGHLIGHT

Family Camp 2008 at Dorje Denma Ling was wonderfully successful with over 40 parents and children coming together for a week of practice, lawn games, crafts, beach outings, campfires, dancing, theater and ritual. Throughout the Shambhala mandala, at Karme Choling, Shambhala Mountain Center and Dechen Choling, Family ... continue
Posted March 23, 2009 by
Gampo Abbey Announces Monastic Youth Dathun

Gampo Abbey Announces Monastic Youth Dathun

Gampo Abbey is once again hosting a Monastic Youth Dathun – June 15th to July 15th 2009 – a rare opportunity to experience a taste of Shambhala monastic life in an intensive retreat environment. The first Youth Dathun at Gampo Abbey was held in 1997, and ... continue
Posted March 15, 2009 by
The Pema Chodron Foundation

The Pema Chodron Foundation – HIGHLIGHT

I think the concept of the monastery is always up to date whether it is in medieval times or the 20th century. The monastic tradition has a particular kind of discipline and it displays a natural dignity. Monastic discipline embodies the principals of shila, samadhi and ... continue
Posted March 10, 2009 by
Sopa Choling Retreat Center at Gampo Abbey

Sopa Choling Retreat Center at Gampo Abbey

Sopa Choling offers the Seventh Three-year Retreat Cycle in the Wisdom Tradition of the Karma Kagyu Lineage “…vajrayana practice is about recognizing, understanding, and having confidence in wisdom. We are cultivating confidence that wisdom already exists in our mind and body.” The Sakyong, Jamgon Mipham Rinpoche, “Adhishthana” [caption ... continue
Posted March 5, 2009 by
Celebration in the Tidal Zone

Celebration in the Tidal Zone – HIGHLIGHT

How the Shambhala Institute (now ALIA) Began It might have something to do with the beaches where I grew up—under every rock, in every tidal pool, there was scuttling, swimming, clinging life of every shape and colour. I loved this fertile zone where the land and sea ... continue
Posted February 22, 2009 by SusanLS

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