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Jul 16
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Lexington on the Move

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The Lexington Shambhala Center is moving to a new home

by Craig Smith-Sargent and Mary Sehlinger

The very exciting news here in Lexington is that we will be moving our center to a new location! We will be creating a beautiful uplifted space, and also increasing our financial stability. We held a community gathering on Sunday, June 4, so all of our members and friends could learn more details and provide input regarding our plans for moving forward. Continue…

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New Orleans Event

New Orleans Event – HIGHLIGHT

A collaborative group comes together to host Shambhala programming in New Orleans–and beyond! An interview with group member and Ziji Collective participant Fred Meyer. by Carol Henderson Shambhala Times: I’m curious about how all of this came about, so maybe you could start by sharing how your working ... continue
Posted February 25, 2017 by CGH
Race, Love, and Liberation

Race, Love, and Liberation – HIGHLIGHT

A coalition of meditation centers sponsors community conversation around race, power, and unity in North Carolina by Catherine Neill A long time ago, though it’s only been two weeks, we were in church on a Friday night in Durham, North Carolina to hear Rev. angel Kyodo williams. Everything ... continue
Posted November 22, 2016 by
The Shape of Awake

The Shape of Awake

A report on Hope Martin’s recent teaching at Gampo Abbey. Hope is leading a Shape of Awake weekthun in Atlanta March 22 – 28th. Hope Martin with Ani Pema Chödrön During this year’s Yarne retreat, Hope Martin, a Master Teacher of the Alexander Technique, was invited by Ani Pema Chödrön to ... continue
Posted February 23, 2015 by Dan
Befriending Our Habits and Ourselves

Befriending Our Habits and Ourselves – HIGHLIGHT

By Lisa Montanarelli The week before Shambhala Day, the Atlanta Center offered “The Shape of Awake,” a weekthun with Hope Martin. Based in New York City, Hope has taught the Alexander technique for 25 years. She brilliantly combines this technique with meditation instruction to help meditators let ... continue
Posted July 9, 2011 by Lisa_Montanarelli
A Pinch of Rice

A Pinch of Rice – HIGHLIGHT

By S. Marie Vernon The lodge is cozy and comfortable with a huge fireplace that constantly invites us to “come sit by the fire.” It’s our Winter 2010-2011, Weekthun and Oryoki Retreat in North Alabama. Twenty three of us are here for the event with our teachers, Shastri ... continue
Posted March 23, 2011 by SMarieVernon
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
Living in a Living World

Living in a Living World – HIGHLIGHT

You are invited to view teachings from Acharya Moh Hardin and Sangyum Cynde Grieve, courtesy of the Dallas Shambhala Meditation Center. You may view Part One in the series on this page, and then click here to view Parts Two-Six January 23-24, 2010 Being vs. Becoming continue
Posted March 21, 2010 by
Synchronizing Body, Heart & Mind

Synchronizing Body, Heart & Mind – HIGHLIGHT

By Aaron Manier During the final days of the don season, a determined group of warriors assembled at the Atlanta Shambhala Center to participate in a week of intensive exploration of the body, heart, and mind. This weekthun experience was led by Hope Martin, a skilled teacher ... continue
Posted February 22, 2010 by
Wisdom Arises in Memphis and a Book is Born

Wisdom Arises in Memphis and a Book is Born – HIGHLIGHT

Earlier this December, we held a double celebration day at Pema Karpo Meditation Center. Khenpo Gawang finished his first eight-session Shambhala Online class and unveiled his first book, The Sadhana of Shakyamuni Buddha. Taking the Wisdom chapter from The Way of the Bodhisattva by Shantideva as ... continue
Posted December 26, 2009 by candia_ludy
His Holiness the Dalai Lama Visits Memphis

His Holiness the Dalai Lama Visits Memphis – HIGHLIGHT

Tuesday, September 22, His Holiness the Dalai Lama opened a three-week tour of North America in Memphis, Tennessee. His Holiness was the recipient of the 2009 International Freedom Award given by the National Civil Rights Museum, housed in the former Memphis motel where civil rights leader ... continue
Posted October 7, 2009 by candia_ludy
Sakyong Visits Atlanta

Sakyong Visits Atlanta – HIGHLIGHT

By Collette Frix Only two humble old houses comprised the entire Atlanta Shambhala Center when Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche last visited in 2003. Our shrine room then could seat a mere 28 people. Six years later we have managed to construct a new building with a large shrine ... continue
Posted June 12, 2009 by
My Turn in the Barrel: the Weekthun Experience near Houston, Texas

My Turn in the Barrel: the Weekthun Experience near Houston, Texas – HIGHLIGHT

Written for the Dot by Bob Williams In Texas we say, “It’s your turn in the barrel!” when you’re center stage and under fire. Why? Because when you’re in the barrel, it’s easy for others to take aim and shoot. There’s nowhere to escape. continue
Posted March 16, 2009 by
Community CD Releases

Community CD Releases

End of the Sky, Songs of Dharma A CD by Lama Karma Chotso Produced by Rachel Faro Special Guests: Steve Gorn, Inner Voice Now available on iTunes! To order a CD or for more information go to www.endofthesky.net Lama Karma Chotso is a fully ordained Kagyü nun teaching and living in ... continue
Posted March 8, 2009 by

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