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May 19

Peace Now!

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Preparations for a symposium with the Sakyong in Vienna

by Michael Anderson

Taste might be the word best attributable to a Viennese evening of food, drink, and cultural performance. That was indeed the case on the evening of May 5th, as local sangha and guests of the Vienna Shambhala Center came together for a fundraiser in support of the upcoming Symposium, Peace Now: Creating Peace in Difficult Times. The symposium, to be held September 15th – 17th, 2017 at the Austria Center Vienna, will feature Saykong Mipham Rinpoche, Acharyas Arawana Hayashi and Susan Chapman, as well as the founder of the Economy of Common Good in Austria, Christian Felber. We will also be offering a host of additional European speakers and workshops focusing on ways to create peace across many sectors of society, from working with refugee populations and domestic violence, to education and economics. Continue…

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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

Birth of Camille Gwendolyn Talbot McCoy

Camille Gwendolyn Talbot McCoy Camille Gwendolyn Talbot McCoy was born on Sunday June 9th at 7:05. She is amazing! We just got home with her last night (Wednesday, June 12) and are in complete bliss. Kim McCoy, Jason Talbot, and Camille From: Portland News Magazine continue
Posted June 15, 2013 by John David Smith

John Kozel moving to Portland from Burlington, Vermont

It’s always great to hear from a relative you didn’t know about.  John Kozel introduces himself and describes his plans for moving here: John, Adam and Makar the beagle Greetings Portland Sangha! The motivation of this blog post is two-fold: First, as a means of introducing myself, and second, ... continue
Posted June 15, 2013 by John David Smith

Seattle Weekthun Report on hard-boiled eggs and enlightened silliness

Four of us from Portland participated in the Vajrayana Weekthün with Acharya Susan Chapman in Seattle a few weeks ago.   We tried to channel the four dignities in the kitchen one day during  work period.  Left to right are: Dragon lady Jay Stewart, Garuda Nora Nichols, Lion Michael ... continue
Posted June 10, 2013 by John David Smith

Warriors Cry at Weddings

I tend to cry at weddings.  There is a feeling of bearing witness to incredible on-the-spot bravery that the couple radiates out into their community as they proclaim their love and intentions for building a shared life together.   It is so tender it melts my ... continue
Posted June 2, 2013 by
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

Cancelling our Vaishaka Day Celebration

Our new Practice and Education Director, Michael McCormick, writes: Vaishakha Day is the day that Buddhists commemorate the birth, enlightenment, and parinirvana of the Buddha.  It is undeniably significant.  The Portland Shambhala Center has scheduled this commemoration for May 25 this year.  In the last couple of ... continue
Posted April 29, 2013 by John David Smith

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

Poems from the 2013 Dharma Arts Festival

basic goodness Mother and magpies break the night in half, always and not broken. My palms form a tray of fermented digits. That’s right, cupcake, a container for breath and doubt. Loudly with precision: a heart a hammer (libraries full of hammers) a head on a tenuous stem the feet in a flowerpot, basically good. Stand ground standing ... continue
Posted April 7, 2013 by John David Smith

2013 Dharma Arts Festival: Sacred Life, Festive Art, Playful Discovery

Caitlin Bargenquast, of the Portland Shambhala Dharma Arts Council, provided this report: As the sun shone over a delighted Portland this past weekend, a core of artist-community members found our own ways to radiate through the Dharma Arts Festival hosted at our  Shambhala Center.  Taking inspiration from Sakyong ... continue
Posted April 6, 2013 by John David Smith

Youth Retreat by the Ziji Collective

The Ziji Collective offers a special Youth Retreat in Dechen Chöling this summer. The concept of the former Youth Sangha summer retreat, has been melted down and put into a new shape. This retreat is a wonderful opportunity for young people, age of 18 and 35, ... continue
Posted March 31, 2013 by luz_rodriguez

Video to commemorate the Parinirvana of the Vidyadhara, with subtitles in several languages

Thanks to the work of a team of many hard working translators, transcribers, and an indefatigable proof reader, this video is available on YouTube with closed captions/subtitles in English, Spanish and other languages. Sutra: What Buddha Taught -Vidyadhara, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vu3ScmMn8Os)  Available thanks to the work ... continue
Posted March 30, 2013 by luz_rodriguez

El Manso For Sale

El Manso is a property of nearly two acres in Northern Spain with two renovated homes, one of which has been a successful Guest House for more than 10 years: http://elmanso.net/en/ and might be kept as a business venture. It includes almost one acre of grazing land, ... continue
Posted March 30, 2013 by luz_rodriguez

Tessa Racine Training for “Pocket Film Concours”

Tessa Racine, film maker and sangha member living in the Limousin, France, has been training young people, from 13 to 18 years old, willing to participate in a short-film contest. continue
Posted March 30, 2013 by luz_rodriguez

Contentamiento en la vida cotidiana, a través de Internet

El Centro de Shambhala de Madrid y Shambhala Online están encantados de ofrecer el curso El contentamiento en la vida cotidiana a hispanohablantes de todo el mundo, a través de internet. El programa, impartido por el acharya Alfonso Taboada, tendrá lugar en Internet durante cinco lunes ... continue
Posted March 30, 2013 by luz_rodriguez

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