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Living Beyond Hope and Fear

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Boulder Shambhala Center hosts Climate Change Symposium, September 15-17

by Karen Smith

This September the Boulder Shambhala Center will host the second annual Living Beyond Hope and Fear climate change symposium. This year’s event carries the subtitle of “Warrior Principle, Climate Action.” The symposium is part of an ongoing effort at the Boulder Shambhala Center to provide a space in which the critical issues of our world can be met with insight from multiple wisdom traditions, ideas from enterprising organizations, and the windhorse of gathering together in beautiful surroundings with good food and drink. Continue…

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Up Close & Personal with Stuart Lord

Up Close & Personal with Stuart Lord – HIGHLIGHT

[caption id=”attachment_19703″ align=”alignright” width=”300″ Our favorite? “Could a Naropa graduate go on to work on Wall Street?” Click here for the answer and the interview. continue
Posted July 29, 2010 by Jennifer Holder
All Gifts Are Bittersweet in the End

All Gifts Are Bittersweet in the End – HIGHLIGHT

[caption id=”attachment_19574″ align=”alignright” width=”300″ >Tracking Jewels Stepping outside after the Great Mandala Offering, a mantra I was whispering was interrupted by shock as a high-altitude sun blazed 98 degrees straight into my pores. But the pleasures of Boulder soon took over as I wandered in the ... continue
Posted July 20, 2010 by Jennifer Holder
Khyentse Yangsi Rinpoche and the Rangjung Peme Nyingtik Transmission

Khyentse Yangsi Rinpoche and the Rangjung Peme Nyingtik Transmission – HIGHLIGHT

This article was compiled and edited by Joey Waxman, with the help of others, on behalf of Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche’s sangha, Mangala Shri Bhuti. Mangala Shri Bhuti is hosting the visit of Khyentse Yangsi Rinpoche to Colorodo this August. During his first visit to the United States ... continue
Posted July 9, 2010 by
A Story: Little Girl Wishes

A Story: Little Girl Wishes – HIGHLIGHT

By Lois Lungta Part of the ongoing blog kept by Jennifer Holder, titled Tracking Jewels. The exact date of this composition is unknown. ~ ^ ~ I bought this leather-bound journal this winter to honor many things: the significance of this moment in my life as choice ... continue
Posted June 12, 2010 by Jennifer Holder
Global Mandala Joins in Prayers for Quake Victims

Global Mandala Joins in Prayers for Quake Victims – HIGHLIGHT

The shrine room was packed to overflowing when the Shambhala community in Boulder came together with local Tibetans for an evening of prayers and candlelight vigil on Sunday night. As the global mandala listened via Shambhala Online, the atmosphere was rich with poignant and heartfelt aspirations ... continue
Posted April 19, 2010 by
The Smell of Pinon Woodsmoke

The Smell of Pinon Woodsmoke – HIGHLIGHT

First Annual Weekthun at Albuquerque Shambhala Center By Sandra Cowan I could smell the pinon woodsmoke each morning as I walked from the parking area to the adobe home that houses the Albuquerque Shambhala Center. What better way to start the New Year? I was delighted ... continue
Posted March 10, 2010 by
Community is Home

Community is Home – HIGHLIGHT

Many Shambhala Centers start in someone’s home. In Albuquerque, Devon and Ingrid greet newcomers at the door before the evening’s dharma talk. Their five-year-old daughter, Pidge, is already tucked in bed. Their dog, Daisy, trots around sniffing and wagging. The kettle is on; the cookies are ... continue
Posted February 4, 2010 by
Sangha Retreat: A Rare and Powerful Experience

Sangha Retreat: A Rare and Powerful Experience – HIGHLIGHT

By Alexandra Milsom Speaking as a person who slept through her first dathun and mentally redecorated her apartment throughout her second, I understand all too well that the seemingly simple instruction on how to meditate requires both time and the repeated inspiration of other practitioners in order ... continue
Posted August 13, 2009 by Alexandra Milsom
Wisdom for Difficult Times: What the Buddhists Teach (Shambhala Sun Urban Retreat in San Francisco, Oct 2-4, 2009)

Wisdom for Difficult Times: What the Buddhists Teach (Shambhala Sun Urban Retreat in San Francisco, Oct 2-4, 2009)

Join the Shambhala Sun for Wisdom for Difficult Times: What the Buddhists Teach October 2-4 in San Francisco. The Shambhala Sun is pleased to host our first-ever Urban Retreat, this one in San Francisco—bringing together eminent teachers from the three major Buddhist traditions. Tsoknyi Rinpoche, Sylvia Boorstein, and Zoketsu Norman ... continue
Posted August 2, 2009 by
Konchok Partners with Your Cause Sports

Konchok Partners with Your Cause Sports – HIGHLIGHT

The Konchok Foundation has recently partnered with Your Cause Sports to create the next Shambhala Triathlon. The event will take place at the Boulder Reservoir on September 12. Your Cause Sports was founded in 2007 by Boulder resident, Brent Herron, after his father was diagnosed with Multiple ... continue
Posted July 31, 2009 by
Shambhala and Sudan Meet in Boulder

Shambhala and Sudan Meet in Boulder – HIGHLIGHT

By Hannah Kinderlehrer One of the tragedies of the civil war in Sudan is the many girls and boys orphaned or separated from their families and living in refugee camps. Micklina Kenyi, one such “lost girl,” was resettled in the United States, graduated from Colorado University ... continue
Posted April 29, 2009 by
Touching the Moment: Indelible Presence

Touching the Moment: Indelible Presence

with Acharya Dale Asrael & Cynthia Moku May 15 – 19, 2009 Blending meditation, contemplative arts, sensory awareness practices in nature and hatha yoga, this retreat will provide a rich practice environment in which we can shed conditioned habit patterns and rediscover the world with fresh perception. continue
Posted April 22, 2009 by Jessica Sarapoff
Boulder Photographer Offers Sakyong Wangmo Photos

Boulder Photographer Offers Sakyong Wangmo Photos

By Benjamin Buren I was honored to be present at the Enthronement Celebration for the Sakyong Wangmo.  I have compiled a beautiful slideshow of the event (with music by Tibetan flautist Ngawang Khechog), as well as made over 200 pictures available for viewing and purchase.  All profits ... continue
Posted April 16, 2009 by
Understanding Shambhala Mountain Center

Understanding Shambhala Mountain Center

By Jon Barbieri, Executive Director So much has been said and speculated about what is happening here at Shambhala Mountain Center that I thought it would be helpful to communicate what we are doing, what our vision is, what practical challenges we face, and how important it ... continue
Posted April 6, 2009 by
Ratna Prison Initiative Develops Program for Veterans with PTSD

Ratna Prison Initiative Develops Program for Veterans with PTSD

The Ratna Prison Initiative (RPI) is currently developing a secular meditation program for combat veterans, a significant percentage of whom are incarcerated.  It is our intention to work with incarcerated vets and to use that as a bridge to the veteran population in general. We have just ... continue
Posted March 15, 2009 by Gary_Allen

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