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New Shastri brings a feminine perspective to Seattle

by Andrea D’Asaro

Shastri Trinley BusbyOur new Shastri, Trinley Busby, is relocating to Seattle from her home in Vancouver as our center’s first female Shastri. She brings a deep passion around opening Shambhala to greater diversity, including the power of the feminine.

Her work in diversity includes ten years of reaching out to marginalized populations in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Trinley said, “My work in housing and poverty activism led me to a career in social service support, working with people living with concurrent mental health and substance abuse challenges.” Continue…

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Shambhala Job Opportunities

Shambhala Job Opportunities

We are pleased to announce three employment opportunities within our community. The following positions are currently accepting applicants: Shambhala is seeking to fill a new position of Shambhala Help Desk to be the first point of contact for individuals, centres and groups. The Shambhala Center of Seattle ... continue
Posted November 10, 2015 by David_Brown
Jump the Gun

Jump the Gun – HIGHLIGHT

by Dan Peterson, Kadö Desung Care and Conduct Officer I turned on the AM radio while driving and was hooked. There was a shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School and five students were dead. The school was on lock-down and First Responders were on the scene, as well as local ... continue
Posted March 21, 2015 by Dan

What Lisa Stanley did this summer

Lisa Stanley reports that during a recent two-week visit to Madison, Wisconsin she had the experience that should be familiar to most Shambhalians of switching from being a program participant to being a teacher to spending time with peers enjoying deep shop-talk. Here are six photographs by ... continue
Posted August 24, 2013 by John David Smith

Site observed under construction

Why is it that construction sites are so watchable? And why is it that construction workers often look like they’re standing around watching other workers do the real work?  Think of the last time the City of Portland dug up the sewers in your neighborhood. One answer ... continue
Posted August 19, 2013 by John David Smith

Ann Cason and John Smith speak out on aging and sustainable learning

Community member Ann Cason recently contributed The Words of the Wise in  Elephant Journal, which is very youth oriented, has had almost no articles about aging, seniors, etc., (i.e. what they have to look forward to) so this is somewhat groundbreaking in that regard.  Here’s a snippet where she reflects ... continue
Posted August 18, 2013 by John David Smith

An update from our own Changchup Nyima

Hello Portland Sangha, I thought I should write a little update about how things are going here at Gampo Abbey.  I will include photos in this email.  I forgot to send some as I said I would for the previous email. Life is going quite well at the ... continue
Posted August 4, 2013 by John David Smith

Helpful feedback on weekly emails

We ASKED for it and we got it!  Thanks to the inspiration of Melissa Mead, who has been faithfully producing the weekly email for the Portland Shambhala Center for the last 5 years, we included the following notice in our Weekly Announcements email last week: What have ... continue
Posted July 28, 2013 by John David Smith

North-Northeast Delek bike ride

North/Northeast Delek joined the Sunday Parkways Rides on June 23, 2013.  Though the contingent was small, the ride was a blast! From: Portland News Magazine continue
Posted July 10, 2013 by John David Smith

HOW TO CONSTRUCT A DRALA PADDLE

(or reporting from Scappoose Bay on the hottest day of the year) Step 1–Take your seat: Step 2–Bring your attention to the “out breath”: Step 3–Gather in functional silence:   Step 4–Stroke practice: Step 5–Row, row, in a row: Step 6–Open your 5 senses:   Step 7– There is no Step 7!       From: Portland News Magazine continue
Posted July 10, 2013 by John David Smith

Dan Rubin plenary talk and the Portland Buddhist Festival

On June 1st, one of those bright Saturdays before Portland’s Junuary rains, the Portland Buddhist Festival was held this year in Colonel Sumner Park with booths from Dharma centers, talks, momo’s (that sold out) and more. The sun highlighting booths on either side. Talks and discussions were held ... continue
Posted July 6, 2013 by John David Smith

Sometimes impermanence takes effort

In some cases impermanence takes care of itself but often we have to make a lot of effort to change things.  When Portland got its new website several years ago it took a lot of effort to plan, develop and implement.  Over time, however, our website has gradually gotten ... continue
Posted July 1, 2013 by John David Smith

The Harlem Shake in Shambhala

As part of the 2013 Spring Arts Festival,  the Shambhala Meditation Center community of Portland, OR has created their addition to the current “Harlem Shake” phenomenon.   From: Portland News Magazine continue
Posted July 1, 2013 by John David Smith
The Harlem Shake in Shambhala (in Portland, that is)

The Harlem Shake in Shambhala (in Portland, that is)

As part of the 2013 Spring Arts Festival, the Shambhala Meditation Center community of Portland, OR has created their addition to the current “Harlem Shake” phenomenon. From: Portland News Magazine continue
Posted July 1, 2013 by John David Smith

Birth of Camille Gwendolyn Talbot McCoy

Camille Gwendolyn Talbot McCoy Camille Gwendolyn Talbot McCoy was born on Sunday June 9th at 7:05. She is amazing! We just got home with her last night (Wednesday, June 12) and are in complete bliss. Kim McCoy, Jason Talbot, and Camille From: Portland News Magazine continue
Posted June 15, 2013 by John David Smith

John Kozel moving to Portland from Burlington, Vermont

It’s always great to hear from a relative you didn’t know about.  John Kozel introduces himself and describes his plans for moving here: John, Adam and Makar the beagle Greetings Portland Sangha! The motivation of this blog post is two-fold: First, as a means of introducing myself, and second, ... continue
Posted June 15, 2013 by John David Smith

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