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The European sangha meets during its first ‘European Forum’

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The European sangha is composed of different regions with their own cultures and languages. The establishing of these regions and their collaboration takes time and is in process for years. Some regions exist for more than 20 years. Some others are relatively new. The European Regional Directors and Coordinators (ERDC) meet regularly, using zoom. They find inspiration and learn from and with each other in these calls.

From Thursday May 29 until Saturday June 1, 2019, European Shambhalians from all directions gathered in Dechen Chöling for the First European Forum. The seeds for this meeting came from various conversations at the Kalapa Garchen in 2017 and the German regional meeting in 2018. They were further developed in the conversations of the ERDC.

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Interview with Lee Weingrad of Surmang Foundation

Interview with Lee Weingrad of Surmang Foundation – HIGHLIGHT

Surmang Monastery, in eastern Tibet, was founded 600 years ago by the first of the Trungpa lineage holders. Until 1959, Surmang was the seat of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Today, Surmang is one of the poorest regions in the world; local people  have an average annual income ... continue
Posted March 26, 2009 by
Nowruz - the Persian New Year - Celebrated in Teheran

Nowruz – the Persian New Year – Celebrated in Teheran – HIGHLIGHT

A haft-sin table in a local restaurant The haft-sin table at the shamatha group's Nowruz party Eid-eh Shoma Mobarak! Happy New Year! The Teheran shamatha group celebrated Nowruz – “New Day”, the Persian new year – this week. We received some photos from our friends in Teheran on the ... continue
Posted March 25, 2009 by
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
Discovering Basic Goodness in the Classroom

Discovering Basic Goodness in the Classroom

I never wanted to be a teacher. It just somehow happened. Now it’s been four years since I graduated with my masters in education. Slowly I’ve come to realize that I am a natural teacher. It’s in my blood. My grandmother was a teacher, my great-grandparents ... continue
Posted March 20, 2009 by
Elternsein als Pfad: Wie wir Zuversicht in unseren Kindern nähren

Elternsein als Pfad: Wie wir Zuversicht in unseren Kindern nähren

Achtsamkeit im Leben mit den Kindern üben Was Kinder sehr von Eltern brauchen ist Achtsamkeit: ganz und gar da sein. Kinder leben in der Gegenwart im Hier und Jetzt, nicht in der Zukunft und nicht in der Vergangenheit. Wenn wir jedoch stets beschäftigt sind und uns von unseren ... continue
Posted March 20, 2009 by
The Mind and Heart of the Dalai Lama,  San Francisco on April 7

The Mind and Heart of the Dalai Lama, San Francisco on April 7

For millions of people around the world, His Holiness the Dalai Lama is a symbol of human kindness and wisdom. Is the true nature of the human heart and mind basically good, as Buddhist philosophy suggests, and if so, why do we so often bring suffering ... continue
Posted March 19, 2009 by
El moco de Clara

El moco de Clara – HIGHLIGHT

Llegué a Shambhala cerca de doce años atrás, cuando el Centro de Santiago era un departamento pequeño y un poco fantasma y había que “pedir hora” para recibir la instrucción de meditación. Llegué porque no podía dormir; apagaba la luz y mi cabeza no paraba de ... continue
Posted March 19, 2009 by
Clara's Booger

Clara’s Booger

I arrived in Shambhala 12 years ago when the Santiago Shambhala Center was a very small and ghostly apartment and when it was necessary to “ask for a date” in order to receive initial meditation instruction. I wanted the instruction to help me sleep better because ... continue
Posted March 19, 2009 by
Aloka Children’s Program Returns to Karme Choling

Aloka Children’s Program Returns to Karme Choling – HIGHLIGHT

Spring is in the air today at Karme Choling, as the snow melts and the sun bears down stronger and warmer than it has in half a year’s time. It is almost reminiscent of the glorious, rich summer days in the Northeast Kingdom, with flowers in ... continue
Posted March 18, 2009 by Dan
Shambhala Rainbows: Gay in Shambhala

Shambhala Rainbows: Gay in Shambhala

In 1995 I was a 24-year old club kid working for a vintage clothing store called “Flashy Trash” in Boystown, Chicago. When, in the midst of some temper tantrum, the woman I worked with joked that I should learn how to meditate, that moment, triggered something ... continue
Posted March 18, 2009 by Zane Edwards
My Turn in the Barrel: the Weekthun Experience near Houston, Texas

My Turn in the Barrel: the Weekthun Experience near Houston, Texas – HIGHLIGHT

Written for the Dot by Bob Williams In Texas we say, “It’s your turn in the barrel!” when you’re center stage and under fire. Why? Because when you’re in the barrel, it’s easy for others to take aim and shoot. There’s nowhere to escape. continue
Posted March 16, 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
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

Jongeren uit Amsterdam

Amsterdam is begonnen met het houden van Youth Nights om het voor jongeren makkelijker te maken in contact te komen met het Boeddhisme en met elkaar. Tijdens het laatste Buddhist Youth Festival lieten veel deelnemers weten hoe belangrijk het voor hen is om andere jongeren in het ... continue
Posted March 13, 2009 by tmkoot
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

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