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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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Boulder's New Rigden Thangka

Boulder’s New Rigden Thangka – HIGHLIGHT

The new Primordial Ridgen thangka was unveiled on Shambhala Day in Boulder, and a celebration to commemorate its installation happened the following day, March 6th. Khandro Tseyang led Shambhala’s own Gesar Lingdro dance troupe for the occasion in their second-ever performance to date. Following that, the ... continue
Posted March 17, 2011 by
Boulder Welcomes the Sakyong out of Retreat

Boulder Welcomes the Sakyong out of Retreat – HIGHLIGHT

Boulder’s newly renovated shrine room glittered on Shambhala Day to welcome Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche out of his year-long retreat. Members of the Mukpo and Ripa families, the Kalapa Council, and Shambhalians from near and far were present to celebrate the new year together with the Sakyong ... continue
Posted March 10, 2011 by

A New Kind of Governance

[caption id=”attachment_4404″ align=”alignright” width=”150″ >click here. By Shastri Rebecca Hazell In mid-February, one of several governance conferences around the world was held in San Francisco. Victoria Centre Director Layth Matthews, Practice and Education Director Mark Hazell, and Shastri Rebecca Hazell (me) attended this huge gathering. People came from ... continue
Posted March 6, 2011 by James Northcote

Bo Graham – End of Life Story

Hello friends and family of Bo and the Shambhala Mandala, At the request of Acharya Warwick and from the inspiration of my recent time with Bo and his family I want to share with you some of the experiences that we all had together in the last ... continue
Posted February 25, 2011 by
Doing Ngondro in Bodhgaya

Doing Ngondro in Bodhgaya – HIGHLIGHT

Kurt Hofstetter, a member of the Shambhala Centre in Vienna, describes a recent group ngondro retreat in Bodhgaya and shares a gallery of vivid photographs from the experience. During Vajrayana Seminary in 2009, the Sakyong mentioned that doing prostrations in Bodhgaya would be very ... continue
Posted February 16, 2011 by Kurt_Hofstetter
Miksang with Incarcerated Youth

Miksang with Incarcerated Youth – HIGHLIGHT

Jake Lorfing describes his adventures and shares photos from teaching contemplative photography to teenagers. We didn’t know what to expect entering the Gardner Betts Juvenile Justice Center to meet the eight girls, ages 14-17, who had signed up for a weekly Miksang Photography class. Four volunteers ... continue
Posted February 14, 2011 by
Training the Greatest Gift

Training the Greatest Gift – HIGHLIGHT

Luc Jacobs describes his experience at the Mukpo Institute, engaging training, study, and meditation to discover that becoming who you already are is a gift to everyone. Mukpo Institute has been in existence for several years now, but somehow it has not attracted that many students, which ... continue
Posted February 11, 2011 by
Ambassador of Dharma

Ambassador of Dharma – HIGHLIGHT

As Jennifer Woodhull describes, in September of 2009, the small sangha of Shambhala South Africa waved goodbye to their dharma brother, Johann Verster, as he traveled to Karme Choling for an extended stay. While it was hard to do without him, everyone in South Africa is ... continue
Posted February 9, 2011 by Jennifer_Woodhull
Visualizing Sopa Choling

Visualizing Sopa Choling – HIGHLIGHT

This is the fifth and final article in a series on Sopa Choling and the three-year retreat experience. In this photographic essay, Laura Kaufman has selected images that celebrate Sopa Choling and highlight the place, with its changing moods throughout the seasons, and some of the ... continue
Posted February 1, 2011 by
Life, Death & Three-year Retreat

Life, Death & Three-year Retreat – HIGHLIGHT

This is the fourth article in a series on Sopa Choling and the three-year retreat experience. Sharon Keegan shares how personal experiences of impermanence led her into a three-year retreat, and guided her activity in the world when she emerged. Be sure to read the ... continue
Posted January 30, 2011 by
Discovering Enlightened Society at Sopa Choling

Discovering Enlightened Society at Sopa Choling – HIGHLIGHT

This is the third article in a series on Sopa Choling and the three-year retreat experience. Shastri Chuck Whetsell describes his experience of discovering enlightened society, slogan by slogan, during his three-year retreat at Sopa Choling. Be sure to read the fourth article and click ... continue
Posted January 28, 2011 by
Following a Path of Practice

Following a Path of Practice – HIGHLIGHT

This is the second article in a series on Sopa Choling and the three-year retreat experience. As Lelia Calder discovered, on the path of practice a three-year retreat may be the next step, however surprising or daunting it may seem. She shares how she arrived at the ... continue
Posted January 26, 2011 by
A Three-year Retreat for Our Mandala

A Three-year Retreat for Our Mandala – HIGHLIGHT

This is the first article in a series on Sopa Choling and the three-year retreat experience. On July 15, 2010, Acharya Larry Mermelstein presided at the gate-opening ceremony celebrating the completion of a full retreat cycle at Sopa Choling, the three-year retreat center located at ... continue
Posted January 24, 2011 by
First Open Sky Weekend in Oz

First Open Sky Weekend in Oz – HIGHLIGHT

This fall, 21 Aussies completed Level V and the Heart of Warriorship. This is the first time in Australia that a Shambhala Training Level V has been offered. Maria Losurdo shares her experience of traveling and training in the massive country of Oz. In November, a ... continue
Posted January 18, 2011 by
Art Auction to Bring Teachers to Taipei

Art Auction to Bring Teachers to Taipei – HIGHLIGHT

Yeachin Tsai, Shambhala’s busy Chinese translator and native of Taipei, reports that hosting a Level 1 in China requires the help of the international sangha. If you look at a map of the world, you will find a very small green island southeast of mainland China. In ... continue
Posted December 22, 2010 by Yeachin Tsai

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