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Sep 10

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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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
A Delightful Autumn Wedding at Windhorse Farm

A Delightful Autumn Wedding at Windhorse Farm – HIGHLIGHT

Patricia Kirigin (Courage Garuda) and Walker Blaine (Bamboo Humour) were married at Windhorse Farm on Saturday, October 29th, in New Germany, Nova Scotia. The bride and groom, both translators and longtime Shambhala sangha members, met at a Tibetan language program in Kathmandu. The wedding began with a ... continue
Posted December 27, 2011 by
Honeymoon Pilgrimage

Honeymoon Pilgrimage – HIGHLIGHT

by Eric Rugani and Nadine Zerbel, of the Shambhala Center in Marseille, France This is an excerpt of the longer article which can be found in a number of installments on the Shambhala Europe Blog. See below for links to the longer articles. At the time of ... continue
Posted December 9, 2011 by
An Open Letter in Support of Occupy Movement

An Open Letter in Support of Occupy Movement – HIGHLIGHT

Buddhist and Yoga Teachers Write an Open Letter in Support of Occupy Movement Ethan Nichtern and Michael Stone have composed a letter about why teachers of Buddhism and yoga should support the Occupy Movement. And they’ve reached out to their peers, asking a number of fellow leaders ... continue
Posted November 12, 2011 by
Shambhala Occupies Oakland

Shambhala Occupies Oakland – HIGHLIGHT

by Martha Silverspring Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown visited the Berkeley Shambhala Center October 28th to teach a weekend program on Loving Kindness. On Sunday morning, the Acharya and about 15 of us spent two hours as participants of Occupy Oakland, doing loving-kindness practice on the steps of Frank ... continue
Posted November 9, 2011 by
Best Buddhist Book of 2011

Best Buddhist Book of 2011 – HIGHLIGHT

This Just In: Walking the Tiger’s Path, the memoir by Paul Kendel, just won an award as one of the Best Books in the USA for 2011! It was the sole winner in the Buddhist books category. The book was also a finalist for Biography/Memoir. Congratulations ... continue
Posted November 7, 2011 by
Fun Raising at the Kalapa Court

Fun Raising at the Kalapa Court – HIGHLIGHT

by Tune Faulkner It was a warm, balmy evening when many of us gathered at the Kalapa Court in Halifax for a fun raising event in early October at the Dignity: Governing Enlightened Society gathering. No, that’s not a typo, that’s my experience of what these events ... continue
Posted October 30, 2011 by
Being Present: Meditation at Occupy Wall Street

Being Present: Meditation at Occupy Wall Street – HIGHLIGHT

Guest article by Patrick Groneman, currently the Interim Executive Director of the Interdependence Project. This past Sunday, the Interdependence Project helped organize a mindfulness meditation at Zuccotti Park, site of the Occupy Wall Street demonstration in Downtown Manhattan. In coordination with the Buddhist Peace Fellowship, sits ... continue
Posted October 21, 2011 by

Four more languages have Shambhala YouTube Channels

Following up on the tremendous multilingual efforts for the Shambhala Lineage Festival, there is more good news on the multilingual Shambhala front. In the last two weeeks four more languages have Shambhala YouTube Channels launched. They are mostly still in a “beta” phase as we refine the ... continue
Posted October 13, 2011 by Hamish_MacLaren
Spark of Dignity: Governance Gathering with the Sakyong

Spark of Dignity: Governance Gathering with the Sakyong – HIGHLIGHT

This past weekend, bathed in 70(F)-degree weather, brilliant sunshine, luscious winds and the vivid display of autumnal splendor, over 400 leaders of Shambhala gathered together to receive teachings from Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche on the path of leadership. Filling the McGinnis Room at Dalhousie University in Halifax, ... continue
Posted October 11, 2011 by
Walking Backwards

Walking Backwards

Mark Frutkin, of Ottawa, is pleased to announce the launching of his new book, Walking Backwards, a travel memoir, at Collected Works Bookstore on: Wednesday, September 21 at 7:30 pm. Collected Works Bookstore is located at 1242 Wellington Street West (near Holland), in Ottawa. From Istanbul to New Delhi ... continue
Posted September 21, 2011 by
Self-Esteem or Self-Compassion?

Self-Esteem or Self-Compassion? – HIGHLIGHT

by Iektje van Bolhuis As a student of the dharma and psychology, I get very excited to find that many recent research findings are remarkably consistent with dharma teachings. Recently, I published the following blog on my work website about research findings on self-compassion. This is a ... continue
Posted September 8, 2011 by iektje
Little Black Book

Little Black Book

Long time sangha member, personal chef and culinary instructor Phyllis Segura has written and self-published a book of recipes and personal memories. From 1968-1977, as Phyllis lived in New York, California, Mexico, Venezuela and Boulder, she carried with her a small black notebook in which she ... continue
Posted August 29, 2011 by
21st Commemoration for the Vajra Regent Osel Tendzin

21st Commemoration for the Vajra Regent Osel Tendzin – HIGHLIGHT

On August 25, 1990, the Vajra Regent Osel Tendzin passed away in San Francisco, California. Who was this man, and why do we commemorate his life? On August 22, 1976, the Vidyadhara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche empowered Thomas F. Rich, Ösel Tendzin, as his Vajra Regent, and lineage ... continue
Posted August 25, 2011 by
Up Since Dark Lighting Candles

Up Since Dark Lighting Candles – HIGHLIGHT

A Warrior Tribute by Nora King in honor of the passing of Los Angeles sangha member Annita Fry. Trying to honor the mystery of passage. Set up a little alter on a round glass table held up by brass roses. The roses were once gold dipped, perhaps ... continue
Posted August 9, 2011 by

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