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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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Immeasurable in the Carpathians

Immeasurable in the Carpathians – HIGHLIGHT

Mountain Synyak near Bukovelya by Vyacheslav ZhegarA Key Program for Shambhala Ukraine by Ivan Salomatin The first weeks of November brought to the Ukrainian Society of Shambhala an historical event. In the very heart оf the colorful Carpathian Mountains in a region of Yamna we lead a half ... continue
Posted November 29, 2014 by
Four Shambhalians become “new” Canadians in the Heart of Kalapa

Four Shambhalians become “new” Canadians in the Heart of Kalapa

On Tuesday morning July 8th, Shambhalians Dorothee Rosen, Hung-Yeh Peisinger, Charles Kalinsky, and Ron Renz took the oath of Canadian Citizenship before Judge Ann Janega in downtown Halifax. The lungta was palpable, and the room was abuzz with excitement as we joined with 44 other “new” ... continue
Posted July 17, 2014 by
Running with the Mind... in Vienna

Running with the Mind… in Vienna

ViennaNews from Vienna On a cool and windy day in Vienna history was made. Not just a record time for the top runners in the Annual City Marathon, but also a superb performance from our Vienna Shambhala Relay team. Our four fearless runners have been training throughout ... continue
Posted June 11, 2014 by jo_francis
Living at a Land Centre, and Why it Matters

Living at a Land Centre, and Why it Matters

Posted in Dorje Denma Ling’s kitchen. Photo by Rhonda Newcombe The most beneficial thing I’ve ever done When I ask myself, “what has been helpful in my life” or “when was I really being transformed by the Shambhala teachings”, my mind immediately flashes to my time as a ... continue
Posted May 21, 2014 by Nyima
Rising to the Challenge of our Times

Rising to the Challenge of our Times – HIGHLIGHT

Sakyong Mipham Ripoche, Rising to the Challenge, photo BHH StudiosThe Shambhala Principle Comes to the Boulder Shambhala Center As the busy summer program season begins, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche will visit the Boulder Shambhala Center to offer a public program for new and experienced meditators called, “The Shambhala ... continue
Posted May 16, 2014 by
Prince Edward Island goes Organic

Prince Edward Island goes Organic

A beautiful film has been released by the National Film Board of Canada chronicling the nascent attempts by Prince Edward Island to go to totally organic farming. Prince Edward Island has long been famous for its spuds and red mud. But in the last 50 years ... continue
Posted April 18, 2014 by
Sakyong Teaching in Boston, Bay Area, and Live Online

Sakyong Teaching in Boston, Bay Area, and Live Online

The Year of the Wood Horse is off to a galloping start. Here are two unique opportunities to see Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche speak –­ in person or via live webcast — and bring people together to celebrate basic goodness. On April 12, the anniversary of the ... continue
Posted March 29, 2014 by
Karuna Training Comes to North America

Karuna Training Comes to North America

What is compassion? One Sanskrit word is karuna, which is used to point to any action that lessens the suffering of others. It is a fitting name for a program based in contemplative psychology teachings, where the emphasis is on active empathy, and a willingness to ... continue
Posted March 19, 2014 by
A Taste for Running

A Taste for Running – HIGHLIGHT

Running with the Mind of Meditation: In France written by Eric Rugani, Elise Le Goff-Maes, and Christophe Penkerc’h edited Ani Dawa Chotso The idea had been in the air for some years among some rock climbers of the sangha to propose a weekend called “meditation and rock climbing”, that ... continue
Posted February 12, 2014 by
Sangha Mobilizing for Flood Recovery

Sangha Mobilizing for Flood Recovery – HIGHLIGHT

News from the Colorado Front Range sangha. Refresh your browser for updates. Checking in with Shambhala Centers On Sunday, Boulder Center Director Ulrike Halpern sent an email asking everyone to check in. She received dozens of stories from people who lost their homes or incurred damage, as ... continue
Posted September 17, 2013 by Jennifer Holder

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

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