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Jul 14
Friday

Heal the Beach

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The new Shambhala group Social Action LA holds its first event, a beach cleanup day at Venice Beach

by Chris Bomba and Jason Elias

Finally, we scheduled our first Action In the World, and decided to volunteer at a Heal The Bay Beach Cleanup at Venice Beach here in California. The day went great. We started with meditation on the beach and a contemplation, tthen went on to walk the beach as a team looking for trash, plastic, styrofoam, straws and plastic bags – any trash that was manmade. We then finished with lunch together.

All in all, it was wonderful.  A beautiful morning, contemplative practice, building friendships in the Sangha, and something of benefit for the world. We have many ideas for the future and look forward to connecting with the larger Shambhala Community worldwide. Continue…

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Inspired to Engage

Inspired to Engage – HIGHLIGHT

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Voting for Enlightened Society

Voting for Enlightened Society – HIGHLIGHT

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Posted December 22, 2015 by
Job Posting: Regional Director for Northern California

Job Posting: Regional Director for Northern California

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Posted April 21, 2015 by
Northern California Shambhala Seeks Director

Northern California Shambhala Seeks Director

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Posted February 2, 2015 by
Sakyong Teaching in Boston, Bay Area, and Live Online

Sakyong Teaching in Boston, Bay Area, and Live Online

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Posted March 29, 2014 by
Karuna Training Comes to North America

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Posted March 19, 2014 by
Exploring Communal Space

Exploring Communal Space – HIGHLIGHT

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Posted May 30, 2012 by
A Precious Opportunity

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
A Mahamudra Weekend of Joy

A Mahamudra Weekend of Joy – HIGHLIGHT

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Posted January 25, 2012 by
Learn to Meditate Here

Learn to Meditate Here – HIGHLIGHT

by Kate Summers, member and Head of Outreach at the Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles, California During the 20th to 23rd of October, sixteen members of the Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles participated in the CareNow LA health clinic at the LA Sports Arena, which ... continue
Posted November 8, 2011 by
San Francisco Shambhala Seeks Program Director

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Posted August 6, 2011 by
The Sacred Gift: Tradition and Modernity in the Spiritual Art of Nepal

The Sacred Gift: Tradition and Modernity in the Spiritual Art of Nepal – HIGHLIGHT

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Posted April 18, 2011 by
A Dzong in San Francisco

A Dzong in San Francisco – HIGHLIGHT

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Posted March 29, 2010 by
Recalling a Buddha: Memories of the Sixteenth Karmapa

Recalling a Buddha: Memories of the Sixteenth Karmapa – HIGHLIGHT

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Posted September 9, 2009 by
Community, sustainable agriculture and the arts in Northern California

Community, sustainable agriculture and the arts in Northern California

Western Marin County lies just forty minutes northwest of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. Populated originally by the Coast Miwok people and first sighted by Europeans in 1579 by England’s Sir Frances Drake, the place remained rural and agricultural until completion of the famous ... continue
Posted August 13, 2009 by Marc_Matheson

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