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Message from the Sakyong regarding fire at SMC

Filed under Sakyong and Family, Shambhala News Service

To the Shambhala Community,

The Sakyong Wangmo and I have been staying informed of the situation at Shambhala Mountain Center. We began practicing as soon as we heard of the dangers and have received many supplications from students to hold Shambhala Mountain Center in our prayers.

Shambhala Mountain Center is a special place, infused with the blessings of our lineage and we are deeply saddened by the losses that we’ve heard about. At this poignant time, we are holding the well-being of Shambhala Mountain Center in our hearts and in our practice.

With a tender heart,

The Sakyong

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Sakyong Offers Shambhala Day Address, 2012

Sakyong Offers Shambhala Day Address, 2012 – HIGHLIGHT

Shambhala Times is delighted to offer the full transcript from Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche’s Shambhala Day address given on Wednesday, February 22nd in Halifax, Nova Scotia. I’d like to begin with a New Year’s bow. Those of us here in Halifax, in the capital, and those of you ... continue
Posted February 27, 2012 by
No Small Version of Shambhala

No Small Version of Shambhala

miksang “There is no small version of Shambhala,” said the Sakyong, Jamgon Mipham Rinpoche, in his Shambhala Day Address yesterday from Halifax. “It’s not about ‘ME’’. It’s about humanity.” “The reason that the Dorje Dradul (Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche) taught Shambhala and the reason he empowered me to be ... continue
Posted February 23, 2012 by
The Medicine Bow on Horseback, part 2

The Medicine Bow on Horseback, part 2 – HIGHLIGHT

[caption id=”attachment_28937″ align=”alignleft” width=”300″ >Click here to read part 1. The constant stiff wind during the day and hours of chores at our campsite allowed little time for conversation. Every morning after wake up began with a check on the horses, a campfire and breakfast for us ... continue
Posted February 3, 2012 by
The Medicine Bow on Horseback

The Medicine Bow on Horseback – HIGHLIGHT

[caption id=”attachment_28897″ align=”alignright” width=”215″ It was around the year 1980 when the Sakyong (who was then 18 and had the title of “Sawang”), John Cunningham and I got the idea to do something really western: we would ride horses through mountain wilderness. Both John and I ... continue
Posted February 1, 2012 by
Sakyong, Sakyong Wangmo and Jetsun Drukmo arrive in Halifax

Sakyong, Sakyong Wangmo and Jetsun Drukmo arrive in Halifax – HIGHLIGHT

The Shambhala community welcomed the Sakyong, the Sakyong Wangmo and Jestun Drukmo home to the Kalapa Court in Halifax on January 2nd. Their Majesties were delighted to be home after their stay in Nepal and a brief family visit to London. Gesar Mukpo, Sangyum Wendy Friedman, ... continue
Posted January 7, 2012 by
Message from the Sakyong Wangmo in Nepal

Message from the Sakyong Wangmo in Nepal

Jetsun Drukmo: walking! photo courtesy of James Milani To the Shambhala Community, Greetings from a sunny but chilly Nepal. I want to let you know that Jetsun Drukmo is walking. When we arrived in Nepal two months ago she was crawling energetically and was beginning to take a few ... continue
Posted December 20, 2011 by
A Leader for Our Times: Interview with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

A Leader for Our Times: Interview with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche – HIGHLIGHT

Interview by Monty McKeever for Tricycle Magazine Many of the borders between cultures have blurred in today’s world. Sherpas on Himalayan peaks can watch pop stars on iPhones and teenagers in Michigan read ancient Buddhist texts on the internet. Yet as modernity and the information age bring ... continue
Posted December 16, 2011 by
Aging in Enlightened Society

Aging in Enlightened Society – HIGHLIGHT

Introducing a NEW MONTHLY COLUMN in the Shambhala Times: AGING IN ENLIGHTENED SOCIETY We are all getting older. Moment by moment, day by day, year by year, decade by decade we experience the unfolding of the aging process. This column, initiated by the Shambhala Working Group on Aging, ... continue
Posted November 22, 2011 by
With the Sakyong at the Kama Transmission

With the Sakyong at the Kama Transmission

Rigon Tashi Choling monastery, Pharping, Nepal by Nick Trautz, writing from Pharping, Nepal As a stream of Tibetan villagers, monastics, and lamas files through the front gate of Rigon Tashi Choling monastery each chilly morning here at the edge of the Kathmandu valley, it is clear that something ... continue
Posted November 11, 2011 by
Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche to receive the Nyingma Kama Empowerments

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche to receive the Nyingma Kama Empowerments

Lama dances during Gutor, photo courtesy of Walker Blaine by Walker Blaine His Eminence Namkha Drimed Rinpoche will bestow the Nyingma Kama upon the Kongma Sakyong, Jamgön Mipham Rinpoche this October 27th through November 27th at Rigön Tashi Choeling Monastery in Pharpeng, Nepal. The Nyingma Kama is a ... continue
Posted October 27, 2011 by
The Passing of the Sakyong Wangmo's Grandmother

The Passing of the Sakyong Wangmo’s Grandmother

The Sakyong Wangmo’s grandmother, Karmo, passed away early last month. Born in 1922 in Pemako, Tibet, she left home at the age of 13 in search of a spiritual master. She found her root teacher in His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche. Later, Karmo became the personal attendant ... continue
Posted October 12, 2011 by
Bravery: Synchronicity of Body and Mind

Bravery: Synchronicity of Body and Mind – HIGHLIGHT

by Sakyong Mipham “We have quickly realized that without synchronicity, we are only idling in the dark age.” When we realize the power of aligning our mind and body with our surroundings, we are able to be dignified and courageous because synchronizing our thoughts, actions, and the environment ... continue
Posted September 16, 2011 by
First Birthday for Our Princess

First Birthday for Our Princess

The Sakyong and Sakyong Wangmo have selected these photos from Jetsun Drukmo’s first birthday party, held at the Kalapa Court last month, to share with the community. Family, friends, and those closely involved with the birth celebrated in the great room of the newly remodelled Halifax ... continue
Posted September 5, 2011 by
The Sakyong Receives Responses to the Letter of the Morning Sun with Delight

The Sakyong Receives Responses to the Letter of the Morning Sun with Delight – HIGHLIGHT

by Candlin Dobbs Last Fall, the Sakyong sent each member of Shambhala a letter describing his contemplations during retreat, and asking each of us to contemplate these three questions as well. He asked if we would write him back! During the Being Brave retreat, we presented the Sakyong ... continue
Posted August 21, 2011 by Candlin_Dobbs
Moving with the Mind of Meditation

Moving with the Mind of Meditation – HIGHLIGHT

Have you heard? The Sakyong, Mipham Rinpoche, has written a book on running and meditation. The forthcoming book is entitled: “Running with the Mind of Meditation.” The publisher, Crown Doubleday, has expressed real excitement about the book, and given a definite commitment to get it on ... continue
Posted August 19, 2011 by

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