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Teaching and Learning at Surmang

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Gesar Fund 2015 - SURMANG shedra-plaza-with-young-monks-and-children
Just before Christmas, the Gesar Fund received a message from the Konchok Foundation, which is supported by the Gesar Fund with some 5000 euros per year. In the Gesar Fund 2014 Summary we already reported that things would change in the education programs the Surmang monastery offers to adults and children. The previously announced new educational program for young adults has now been realized.

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Clara's Booger

Clara’s Booger

I arrived in Shambhala 12 years ago when the Santiago Shambhala Center was a very small and ghostly apartment and when it was necessary to “ask for a date” in order to receive initial meditation instruction. I wanted the instruction to help me sleep better because ... continue
Posted March 19, 2009 by
Shambhala Day Aspiration at Ise, Japan

Shambhala Day Aspiration at Ise, Japan – HIGHLIGHT

As I walked up the large stone steps approaching Amaterasu’s main shrine, I wished that every Shambhalian could experience this place.  Mindlessly, I flashed a picture with my camera – before a guard sharply waved his hands as to say, “No pictures!” I quickly apologized and ... continue
Posted March 6, 2009 by
Acharya Simon Luna and the Santiago Gong

Acharya Simon Luna and the Santiago Gong – HIGHLIGHT

This article was a collaborative effort of Magali Meneses, Clarke Warren, Veronica Guzman, Marvin Ross and Marc Matheson. The late Acharya Simon Luna, who passed away in 2007, had a connection to Naropa University and to the Shambhala community of Latin America. Clarke Warren, a Naropa ... continue
Posted March 2, 2009 by
Bat Mitzvah in Beijing

Bat Mitzvah in Beijing

L’Chaim! Lha gyal lo! Beijing resident Lee Weingrad, CEO of the Surmang Foundation, and his beautiful wife, Wang Wenjing, recently celebrated the Valentine’s Day bat mitzvah of their beloved daughter Iana Cybelle. He writes, “I always was amazed at my karma to have moved here and live here ... continue
Posted February 25, 2009 by
Detska sangha v Praze

Detska sangha v Praze

Anglicky preklad – kliknete zde. Praha je pomerne nove Shambhala centrum s velkym poctem mladych lidi. Mnoho z nich ma male deti a to velmi promenilo energii celeho centra. Zamerujeme se vic na nabizeni programu pro rodiny a snazime se zahrnout deti do cele sanghy. Diky Alici ... continue
Posted February 24, 2009 by
Shambhalacalli in Tepotzlan

Shambhalacalli in Tepotzlan

Written for the Dot For a Spanish translation of this article, click here. Brus and Jean Westby live in Bucerias, Mexico, for much of each year, and were recently invited by Acharya Allyn Lyon to help staff a week-long practice retreat at Shambhalacalli in Tepotzlan, a mountain town ... continue
Posted February 23, 2009 by Brus Westby
Sesame Seed in Singapore

Sesame Seed in Singapore – HIGHLIGHT

Written for the Dot The Buddhism scene in Singapore is quite crowded and creative with regular programs held for free in many temples, monasteries, and dharma centers around the city. Many well-known visiting teachers give teachings on various traditions and different aspects of Buddhism. Hosting a home-based ... continue
Posted February 20, 2009 by Citra
Great Eastern Sun Rises on the Cape of Good Hope

Great Eastern Sun Rises on the Cape of Good Hope

In 2004, I returned to my hometown in South Africa after 30 years away. I found a sparse and scattered dharma scene. In Cape Town, the only Tibetan Buddhist center was that of Rob Nairn, Akong Rinpoche’s senior South African student. A few months after I arrived, ... continue
Posted February 20, 2009 by Jennifer_Woodhull
Taipei Hosts President Reoch During Asia Tour

Taipei Hosts President Reoch During Asia Tour

Written for the Dot The Taipei Shambhala Meditation Group happily hosted Shambhala President Richard Reoch for three days during his October 2008 tour of Asia. This followed Acharya Arawana Hayashi’s earlier February 2008 visit to Taipei which featured an inspiring program: “Shambhala and the Great Eastern Sun ... continue
Posted January 31, 2009 by Yeachin Tsai
Earth Mouse | Year in Review

Earth Mouse | Year in Review

Earth Mouse | Year in Review (click to enlarge) A year of pageantry and proclamation, celebration of the feminine principle, and renewed aspirations for peace. In the Earth Mouse (2008–9), the Shambhala mandala had plenty to celebrate with the enthronement of the Sakyong Wangmo; the first visit ... continue
Posted January 16, 2009 by

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