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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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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
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
The Shambhala Monastic Order

The Shambhala Monastic Order

On behalf of the Sakyong, Jamgon Mipham Rinpoche, the Office of the Kalapa Court wishes to announce the formation of the Shambhala Monastic Order. This is the fruition of years of work by the Sakyong and Gampo Acharya Pema Chodron. The Shambhala Monastic Order will provide the ... continue
Posted May 1, 2013 by David_Brown

Shambhala Center is open and closed

For most of us, the Shambhala Center will be completely closed from Saturday April 27 to Friday May 3rd!  There will be no sitting, no classes, no office hours, no groups, no meetings, no anything. But for a group of hardy meditators who have registered for the week-long ... continue
Posted April 22, 2013 by John David Smith
Imagining Peace

Imagining Peace – HIGHLIGHT

Chicago,by Claudine Minini Chicago Shambhala Times Reporter We all dream of peace in our lives and in our world. The Sakyong, Jamgon Mipham Rinpoche will be traveling to Chicago in April to join the Honorable Rahm Emmanuel, Mayor of Chicago and the Honorable Toni Preckwinkle, Cook County Board ... continue
Posted March 25, 2013 by
Raising the Shambhala Banner in Taiwan!

Raising the Shambhala Banner in Taiwan! – HIGHLIGHT

by Yeachin Tsai, Taipei, Taiwan The buddha-dharma came to China from India about 2,000 years ago, and many schools have evolved since then. After hundreds of years of changing scenery, the only things that haven’t changed are the minds and hearts of human beings. Despite the countless ... continue
Posted January 19, 2013 by Yeachin Tsai
Fundraising with Beginner's Mind

Fundraising with Beginner’s Mind – HIGHLIGHT

Current Centerby Marcelle Gilkerson The Shambhala Meditation Center of Columbus is a small center. For the last ten years, our home has been a cozy-but-beautiful rental suite on the second floor of an office building. With less than 1,000 square feet of space overall, our shrine room ... continue
Posted November 19, 2012 by
Ukraine's First Warrior Assembly

Ukraine’s First Warrior Assembly – HIGHLIGHT

colorful Lvivarticle by Sarah Lipton with assistance from Ella Reznikova both of whom live within a mile of Karme Choling, and who traveled to be Meditation Instructors at the recent Golden Key and Warrior Assembly that took place in the forest outside of Lviv, Ukraine photos by Stanislav ... continue
Posted July 9, 2012 by Sarah
Viewing High Park Fire

Viewing High Park Fire – HIGHLIGHT

smoke billows over the mountains behind SMC,Update from Jon Barbieri Executive Director at Shambhala Mountain Center Photos by John Perkins Today I would like to focus on the fire itself and additional efforts being made to protect the Stupa and the storage of treasures inside. THE FIRE: The conditions continue ... continue
Posted June 25, 2012 by
Shaking Hands with Local Faith Communities

Shaking Hands with Local Faith Communities – HIGHLIGHT

News from London by Ali Warner, Director, Shambhala London We received a letter from a local interfaith association asking if Shambhala London would like to join. It was one of many such letters which I usually feel I just can’t deal with – it seems a constant challenge ... continue
Posted June 24, 2012 by
photo by Charles Blackhall

An Elder Warrior’s Marathon – HIGHLIGHT

This article was kindly submitted by Shastri Susan Chapman, one of four shastris (senior teachers) appointed by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche to serve the Pacific Northwest region of Shambhala. by Shastri Susan Chapman Seven months ago my father’s life took a dramatic turn and he’s now confined to a ... continue
Posted June 9, 2012 by
Exploring Communal Space

Exploring Communal Space – HIGHLIGHT

Foundations of Shambhala: a gathering by Amanda Hodson Here at the Davis Shambhala Center we have a Monday night social and discussion group for shamatha students, new practitioners and people interested in learning about meditation. It’s called Foundations of Shambhala. The group provides a space for people to ... continue
Posted May 30, 2012 by

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