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Three New Acharyas

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Appointments made this month in Europe
The Office of the Sakyong is delighted to announce that the Sakyong has appointed three new acharyas. On September 3, during the final ceremonies of Scorpion Seal Assembly 8 at Dechen Choling, the Sakyong personally blessed Acharya Beate Kirchhoff-Schlage, Acharya Daniele Bollini, and Acharya Arnd Riester.
Beate Kirchhoff-Schlage of Hamburg, Germany, began practicing in Shambhala after her first child was born. A former theater worker and university teacher, she is now the mother of 3 sons. Beate served as Shambhala Center Director in Hamburg for 5 years. In 2010 she was appointed shastri for Hamburg and Berlin.

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Fifteen New Shastris

Fifteen New Shastris – HIGHLIGHT

On behalf of the the Kongma Sakyong, Jampal Trinley Dradül Rinpoche, the Office of the Sakyong is pleased to announce the appointment of fifteen new shastris, effective on the Harvest of Peace weekend: September 22 – 23, 2017. These shastris join over one hundred shastris appointed ... continue
Posted September 2, 2017 by CGH
Introducing Indigo Poppy!

Introducing Indigo Poppy! – HIGHLIGHT

Celebrating a beautiful summer birth Scott Robbins and Sarah Lipton are thoroughly delighted to introduce their second beautiful baby girl to the Shambhala world. Indigo Poppy Lipton Robbins was born on July 2nd, 2017 after a beautiful and seamless labor and birth at home. She was smaller ... continue
Posted August 24, 2017 by CGH
Happy Memories of Children's Day

Happy Memories of Children’s Day – HIGHLIGHT

Cheerful Season’s Greetings from the Shambhala Times! Traditionally, Shambhalians recognize and celebrate the changing of the seasons on Nyida Days. One of the most beloved of these celebrations is Children’s Day, which comes at the winter solstice, celebrated this year on December 21st. We hope you enjoy ... continue
Posted December 21, 2016 by CGH
Wedding news: Root and Kluck Exchange Vows

Wedding news: Root and Kluck Exchange Vows

Erin Padma Root and Christopher Eric Kluck married August 29, 2015 Erin Padma Root and Christpher Eric Kluck hosted a lovely weekend in Port Townsend, WA, to celebrate their wedding.  Amid whale watching, touring the quaint Victorian seaport and socializing, over 100 guests enjoyed a cheerful, inspiring ... continue
Posted January 12, 2016 by CGH
Appreciations and Farewells

Appreciations and Farewells – HIGHLIGHT

An appreciative farewell gathering is held to honor the service of outgoing Shambhala leaders Carolyn Mandelker and Anna Weinstein by David Brown, with photos by Terry Rudderham On December 18th the staff of the Halifax Kalapa Centre hosted a farewell gathering in appreciation of Carolyn Mandelker and Anna Weinstein ... continue
Posted December 28, 2015 by CGH
Voting for Enlightened Society

Voting for Enlightened Society – HIGHLIGHT

Your vote can help Shambhala San Francisco share Enlightened Society through Wisdom 2.0  By James Beange & Marty Behrens The San Francisco Shambhala community is aiming to share the message of Enlightened Society at the upcoming Wisdom 2.0 conference. The community has entered a video submission in an ... continue
Posted December 22, 2015 by
Howard University: The First Eight

Howard University: The First Eight – HIGHLIGHT

Introduction The First8: From bottom left to right—March Wood; Endia Sowers Paige, Rashid Hughes. Top left to right is Chiquita Richardson, Jennifer Nash, Alice Bellis, Erin Johnson, Donna Lawson, Cleon Peoples. Washington DC Shambhala Member March Wood completed her Masters at The Howard University School of Divinity earlier ... continue
Posted December 4, 2015 by CGH
Warrior Tribute for Khenchen Michael Taney

Warrior Tribute for Khenchen Michael Taney – HIGHLIGHT

On the morning of November 14th, Khenchen Michael Taney, Rusung of Vermont’s St. Johnsbury Shambhala Center and long-time student of both Sakyongs passed away. He had recently been diagnosed with a rare form of aggressive cancer. He was surrounded family, including Susan and Gabe Taney and ... continue
Posted November 26, 2015 by Sarah
Speaking Up and Speaking Out

Speaking Up and Speaking Out – HIGHLIGHT

Chicago Shambhala Center’s open mic night builds community, fosters diversity by Sai Wei photos by Chase Bauer On the third Friday evening of every month, the Chicago Shambhala center transforms from a peaceful meditation center to a throbbing hub of music and expression. Gone are the smartly dressed middle ... continue
Posted November 22, 2015 by CGH
Full Moon over Boulder

Full Moon over Boulder – HIGHLIGHT

On the night of an extraordinary full moon, Boulder Shambhala Center offers the Shambhala Sadhana by Elaine Logan I walk into the main shrine room at the Boulder Shambhala Center on the full moon, Sunday, August 30, for the Shambhala Sadhana practice. Achary Dan Hessey sits up front, surrounded ... continue
Posted November 8, 2015 by elainelogan
Changing the Metrics

Changing the Metrics

Ellen Kahler and her wife Susanna On the Scene in Montpelier, Vermont by Sarah Lipton Ellen Kahler, executive director of the Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund, is the winner of the inaugural Con Hogan Award for Creative, Entrepreneurial, Community Leadership. You’ve met her before. Ellen Kahler was responsible for hosting Sakyong ... continue
Posted October 26, 2015 by Sarah
Davis and Steele wed in Boulder ceremony

Davis and Steele wed in Boulder ceremony

  On September 6th, 2015, Beka Davis and Tracy Steele exchanged marriage vows in a Shambhala Wedding Ceremony. Acharya Judith Simmer Brown led the joyful ceremony in Boulder, Colorado at the Boulder Shambhala Center. The vows were witnessed by family and friends from near and far and ... continue
Posted October 21, 2015 by
Are You Worthy of Love?

Are You Worthy of Love? – HIGHLIGHT

Announcing a New Book by Lodro Rinzler I was leading a daylong meditation workshop in Boston. After studying Buddhist teachings and talking about how to apply them to our lives, I encouraged the participants to write down something they were struggling with and submit it anonymously. We ... continue
Posted September 15, 2015 by
Movin' and Shakin'

Movin’ and Shakin’ – HIGHLIGHT

Asheville, NCCOLUMN: Shambhala on the Move A summary of recent moves and renovations occurring across the Shambhala mandala. Did we miss your Center? Let us know! Asheville, North Carolina We are at our new location in Reynolds Village! The address is 60 North Merrimon Ave, #113. This location was ... continue
Posted August 29, 2015 by Dan
100 Acres at a Time

100 Acres at a Time – HIGHLIGHT

The heronry that started it allPaul and Cathy Keddy of Ontario Receive a Conservation Award Buddhist and Shambhala liturgies make many references to caring for other sentient beings. But how do we put such aspirations into practice? The world is full of sentient beings, the vast majority ... continue
Posted August 23, 2015 by

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