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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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North-Northeast Delek bike ride

North/Northeast Delek joined the Sunday Parkways Rides on June 23, 2013.  Though the contingent was small, the ride was a blast! From: Portland News Magazine continue
Posted July 10, 2013 by John David Smith

HOW TO CONSTRUCT A DRALA PADDLE

(or reporting from Scappoose Bay on the hottest day of the year) Step 1–Take your seat: Step 2–Bring your attention to the “out breath”: Step 3–Gather in functional silence:   Step 4–Stroke practice: Step 5–Row, row, in a row: Step 6–Open your 5 senses:   Step 7– There is no Step 7!       From: Portland News Magazine continue
Posted July 10, 2013 by John David Smith

Dan Rubin plenary talk and the Portland Buddhist Festival

On June 1st, one of those bright Saturdays before Portland’s Junuary rains, the Portland Buddhist Festival was held this year in Colonel Sumner Park with booths from Dharma centers, talks, momo’s (that sold out) and more. The sun highlighting booths on either side. Talks and discussions were held ... continue
Posted July 6, 2013 by John David Smith

Sometimes impermanence takes effort

In some cases impermanence takes care of itself but often we have to make a lot of effort to change things.  When Portland got its new website several years ago it took a lot of effort to plan, develop and implement.  Over time, however, our website has gradually gotten ... continue
Posted July 1, 2013 by John David Smith

The Harlem Shake in Shambhala

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 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

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