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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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Community CD Releases

Community CD Releases

End of the Sky, Songs of Dharma A CD by Lama Karma Chotso Produced by Rachel Faro Special Guests: Steve Gorn, Inner Voice Now available on iTunes! To order a CD or for more information go to www.endofthesky.net Lama Karma Chotso is a fully ordained Kagyü nun teaching and living in ... continue
Posted March 8, 2009 by
Shambhala Day Aspiration at Ise, Japan

Shambhala Day Aspiration at Ise, Japan – HIGHLIGHT

As I walked up the large stone steps approaching Amaterasu’s main shrine, I wished that every Shambhalian could experience this place.  Mindlessly, I flashed a picture with my camera – before a guard sharply waved his hands as to say, “No pictures!” I quickly apologized and ... continue
Posted March 6, 2009 by
Sopa Choling Retreat Center at Gampo Abbey

Sopa Choling Retreat Center at Gampo Abbey

Sopa Choling offers the Seventh Three-year Retreat Cycle in the Wisdom Tradition of the Karma Kagyu Lineage “…vajrayana practice is about recognizing, understanding, and having confidence in wisdom. We are cultivating confidence that wisdom already exists in our mind and body.” The Sakyong, Jamgon Mipham Rinpoche, “Adhishthana” [caption ... continue
Posted March 5, 2009 by
Opening Communication with Other Authentic Spiritual Traditions

Opening Communication with Other Authentic Spiritual Traditions – HIGHLIGHT

Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche with Chief Gerald Red Elk Image courtesy of theshamansdoor.com Spiritual traditions provide the ground that fosters genuine human community. They bond us deeply in a common view of the world and our relationship to it. As Buddhists, we have experienced this first-hand in the sangha, ... continue
Posted March 2, 2009 by Bill_Sutton
Acharya Simon Luna and the Santiago Gong

Acharya Simon Luna and the Santiago Gong – HIGHLIGHT

This article was a collaborative effort of Magali Meneses, Clarke Warren, Veronica Guzman, Marvin Ross and Marc Matheson. The late Acharya Simon Luna, who passed away in 2007, had a connection to Naropa University and to the Shambhala community of Latin America. Clarke Warren, a Naropa ... continue
Posted March 2, 2009 by
Introducing Dorje Khyung Dzong Retreat Center

Introducing Dorje Khyung Dzong Retreat Center

Dorje Khyung Dzong [Vajra Garuda Fortress] was named for the upper retreat place at Surmang Düdtsi-til, one of the main Surmang monasteries that are the seat of the Trungpa tulku lineage in eastern Tibet. Melissa and Bruce Robinson are the resident directors of Dorje Khyung Dzong ... continue
Posted February 28, 2009 by

Essays on the Shambhala Buddhist Chants

[caption id=”attachment_504″ align=”alignright” width=”150″ This document has drawn immensely appreciative feedback. The following excerpt from the Preface might help explain why: The Kootenay Shambhala Centre is in the town of Nelson, B.C., Canada. We have had the usual disagreements about whether it is appropriate to do ... continue
Posted February 27, 2009 by James Northcote
Zone of Peace and Twittering in the Midst of Change

Zone of Peace and Twittering in the Midst of Change – HIGHLIGHT

What a fascinating presidential season at the Washington DC Shambhala Center! In early November, President Richard Reoch visited and helped to energize a 36-hour marathon session of open sitting to provide a space of quiet and sanity surrounding the presidential election. This effort brought together the ... continue
Posted February 27, 2009 by Larry
Bat Mitzvah in Beijing

Bat Mitzvah in Beijing

L’Chaim! Lha gyal lo! Beijing resident Lee Weingrad, CEO of the Surmang Foundation, and his beautiful wife, Wang Wenjing, recently celebrated the Valentine’s Day bat mitzvah of their beloved daughter Iana Cybelle. He writes, “I always was amazed at my karma to have moved here and live here ... continue
Posted February 25, 2009 by
Applied Mindfulness: Meditation at Work

Applied Mindfulness: Meditation at Work – HIGHLIGHT

“Think of a moment in your professional life when you experienced the benefit of mindfulness for yourself and others.” This was our first task at Shambhala’s inaugural Applied Mindfulness Conference at Karme Choling last May. It was also the point of the whole program: finding ways ... continue
Posted February 24, 2009 by
Detska sangha v Praze

Detska sangha v Praze

Anglicky preklad – kliknete zde. Praha je pomerne nove Shambhala centrum s velkym poctem mladych lidi. Mnoho z nich ma male deti a to velmi promenilo energii celeho centra. Zamerujeme se vic na nabizeni programu pro rodiny a snazime se zahrnout deti do cele sanghy. Diky Alici ... continue
Posted February 24, 2009 by
Family Programs in Prague

Family Programs in Prague

For the original Czech article, click here. Prague is a pretty new Shambhala center with quite many young people. Lots of them have little children now and it has changed the energy of the center a lot. We are now focusing on offering programmes for families and ... continue
Posted February 24, 2009 by
Ziji: Resources for Uplifting Your World

Ziji: Resources for Uplifting Your World

I fell in love with Ziji from the first moment I walked in. With its uplifted environment, beautiful shrine supplies, and every dharma book under the sun, it was a joy simply to be there. That was the winter of 1986. Little did I know the ... continue
Posted February 24, 2009 by Amy Kida
Shambhalacalli in Tepotzlan

Shambhalacalli in Tepotzlan

Written for the Dot For a Spanish translation of this article, click here. Brus and Jean Westby live in Bucerias, Mexico, for much of each year, and were recently invited by Acharya Allyn Lyon to help staff a week-long practice retreat at Shambhalacalli in Tepotzlan, a mountain town ... continue
Posted February 23, 2009 by Brus Westby
Buddhist Youth Festival 2008

Buddhist Youth Festival 2008 – HIGHLIGHT

When I received the invitation for the Buddhist Youth Festival 2008, my first thought was “Yes!” Of course, I wanted to spend 5 days in a wonderful atmosphere – to dance into the new year with lovely people again. It was definitely a “first thought-best thought” ... continue
Posted February 23, 2009 by

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