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A Shambhalian’s Experience of the Women’s March in Los Angeles

by Allison Conant

Just as in over 670 cities and towns across the globe, Los Angeles held a women’s march. It was the biggest civil demonstration in the history of the city. The Shambhala Center of Los Angeles rented a booth to offer meditation instruction.

Before we get started, three definitions:

1. Politics: “the total complex of relations between people living in society.” (Merriam Webster)
2. Enlightened Society: a society in which there is “an unequivocal and deep sense of confidence. This confidence would not be based upon competitiveness or arrogance, nor would it be tinged with paranoia. The society would be awake, and enriched by the most inexhaustible principle.” (The Shambhala Principle, by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche)
3. Chaos: good news. (Chögyam Trungpa)

January 21st 2017. Downtown Los Angeles. 750,000(ish) people relating to each other socially. Politics. Chaos. Good news. Continue…

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Surmang: Sing, my Sister, Sing!

Surmang: Sing, my Sister, Sing! – HIGHLIGHT

by Lee Weingrad of the Surmang Foundation. She speaks about the first Rural Health Festival that took place September 6th, 2011 at the Surmang Dharma Sagara Clinic in Tibet Copious juniper smoke billowed day-glo white, shifting in all directions. We were at 14,000 feet in Surmang. Children ... continue
Posted November 15, 2011 by

Holiday Books!

Here comes the Year of the Dragon and other holidays of gratitude and rebirth in the now!! Our bookstore is announcing it’s wares! We have calendars with inspiration from the Dalai Lama and Pema Chodren, books on Shambhala warriorship, having a compassionate heart, smiling at fear, and ... continue
Posted November 13, 2011 by kate_madsen

VISION TO ACTION STRATEGIC PLANNING HAS BEGUN!

To get involved or to follow the action, please see our NEW Vision to Action (V2A) web site at this link: https://sites.google.com/site/visiontoactioncentral and view the next meetings on the calendar or team page there or read the information on the team pages. Your team leader may ... continue
Posted November 13, 2011 by kate_madsen
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

Larry Haun (1931-2011)

Dear Shambhala Community, At 11:45 am Monday, October 24, our dear friend and fellow warrior Larry Haun followed his last out-breath. Larry was part of the Shambhala community in Los Angeles before moving to Coos Bay, Oregon, after which time he became actively involved in the Portland ... continue
Posted November 7, 2011 by

“Caring for others is the basis of worldly success.” — Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

The sangha (community) is run by volunteers. Volunteers are always needed in a variety of jobs around the center – from simple data entry, to maintenance, hosting, assisting workshops, flower arranging, newsletter mailing support etc. Volunteering is best for the heart but it also looks good ... continue
Posted October 31, 2011 by kate_madsen

PROGRAMS STARTING IN NOVEMBER.

Way of Shambhala I – Contentment in Everyday Life with Shastri Jeffrey Stevens November 8th – December 6th Please read More . Way of Shambhala II – Windhorse with Janet Solyntjes November 11th – November 13th In this second weekend of the Way of Shambhala year two, we learn the practice of raising ... continue
Posted October 31, 2011 by kate_madsen

Service to the Center: Our featured community page of the month

WELCOME MERIT SEEKERS! We Need You- One and All!  Even 10 minutes helps! We have a new sign up process on the service page that makes it easy for you to know where we need your help and easy for you to sign up. You can sign up ... continue
Posted October 20, 2011 by kate_madsen

Vision to Action Meeting

Saturday, November 5, 2011 9am – 5pm This will include lunch. This is the kick-off of the Vision to Action process that was mentioned during the Lineage Festival. Vision to Action will begin on November 5th and continue through Shambhala Day in February. This is a facilitated process ... continue
Posted October 18, 2011 by kate_madsen
Winter Dathun at Shambhala Mountain Center

Winter Dathun at Shambhala Mountain Center

Winter Dathun Meditation Retreat December 10, 2011 – January 7, 2012 “Dathun is a pivotal point in one’s life, where the profundity of the teachings soak into our core. It is the time and opportunity for us to change, develop and mature.” — Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche There is ... continue
Posted October 18, 2011 by
Urban Retreat in PVD!

Urban Retreat in PVD!

A Life That Works Integrating Spiritual Practice with the Realities & Responsibilities of Daily Living A 7-Day Urban Retreat with Acharya Fleet Maull Please join Acharya Fleet Maull for a 7-day year-end Urban Retreat, December 26 through January 1st at the Providence Shambhala Meditation Center. Each day of the retreat ... continue
Posted October 8, 2011 by

Meetings on Enlightened Society and Denver Shambhala planning

These meetings will be coming in October-November! We will be announcing these dates very soon. Stay tuned. Get Connected To receive intra-sangha communications about the operations of  our Center, please consider enrolling in Denver Announce and Denver Discuss.  You can do this by sending a request to become ... continue
Posted October 7, 2011 by kate_madsen

Willa Schneberg’s poem on The Writer’s Almanac, Oct. 6

Hi Everyone, Wanted you to know that Garrison Keillor will read my poem “Spilled Milk” from In The Margins Of The World on Thurs. Oct. 6th at 9:54PM on OPB, 91.5FM. For those of you who don’t live in Portland, please check it out on the NPR affiliate ... continue
Posted October 3, 2011 by

Being Brave with the Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

From: DENVER SHAMBHALA NEWS continue
Posted October 2, 2011 by kate_madsen

Being Brave

From: Denver Shambhala Meditation Center News continue
Posted October 2, 2011 by kate_madsen

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