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Sep 10
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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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Explorers

Explorers – HIGHLIGHT

Family Camp and Rites of Passage held at Karme Choling During the 2015 Family Camp at Karme Choling the young teens group, “Explorers” were introduced into the heart of Kasung dharma. Dapon Will Ryken guided the Explorers through the teachings by cultivating the spirit of camaraderie and ... continue
Posted August 22, 2015 by Dan
Born Quickly

Born Quickly – HIGHLIGHT

The Shambhala Times is delighted to welcome this new baby into our midst: Bodin Albert Ericsson Blagsvedt was born in the early morning hours of August 4th to Jill Blagsvedt and Tom Ericsson of Stoneham, MA. He was born quickly and has been content and alert. He ... continue
Posted August 15, 2015 by Dan
Shambhala Meets the Pope

Shambhala Meets the Pope – HIGHLIGHT

Representing Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche at the Vatican article by Acharya Fleet Maull At the direction of His Holiness Pope Francis, the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue convened a Buddhist – Catholic Dialogue in Rome in collaboration with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Approximately 40 Buddhist and ... continue
Posted August 5, 2015 by
Vermont's New Babies

Vermont’s New Babies – HIGHLIGHT

Amaia LunaPlease join the Shambhala Times in welcoming these new additions to our community! Introducing Amaia Luna, born to Pablo Coddou and Anne-Marie Keppel of Craftsbury, Vermont. The family shares this: “A small angel arrived brilliantly in our home on summer solstice day, as the sun was ... continue
Posted August 1, 2015 by
An "All Day" Grin

An “All Day” Grin – HIGHLIGHT

The Shambhala Times is delighted to announce joyful felicitations on the marriage between Koos de Boer and Nicolette de Hoop, neighbors of Dechen Choling in Sainte-Marie-de-Vaux, France. report from Maggie Lewis It’s hard to know how to describe perfection, but you just know it when you witness it. ... continue
Posted July 19, 2015 by Dan
The Good of the Game

The Good of the Game – HIGHLIGHT

Sangha Member Inducted into Canadian Bridge Hall of Fame article by Cara Thornley of St. Johsnbury, Vermont Allan Graves was inducted into the Canadian Bridge Hall of Fame, Tuesday, May 26th by the chairman of the Canadian Bridge Federation in front of an enthusiastic audience that was in ... continue
Posted July 9, 2015 by
A Public Recognition of Service

A Public Recognition of Service – HIGHLIGHT

On May 26, 2015, two Davis Shambhala Meditation Center members received City of Davis “Thong Hu Nuynh” Awards. Shastri Manny Medieros was recognized for Civil Rights Advocacy and Judith MacBrine was recognized as Public Servant of the Year. article by Judith MacBrine For Manny, receiving the award was ... continue
Posted July 5, 2015 by
Something's Not Right

Something’s Not Right – HIGHLIGHT

Something Is Not Right A Poem In memoriam, Charleston, South Carolina 17 June 2015 by Debra Hiers So, this young white boy walks into one of the oldest, most revered African-American churches in Charleston, SC to sit down and pray in Bible study with the church members — his mental state, a deranged, but ... continue
Posted June 25, 2015 by
Warrior Tribute to Pamela Krasney

Warrior Tribute to Pamela Krasney – HIGHLIGHT

Pamela KrasneyIt is with sadness and appreciation that the Shambhala Times shares with you the news that sangha sister Pamela Krasney died on June 9th in her home in Sausalito from a heart condition. Pamela was a very active and inspiring person in our Shambhala world. ... continue
Posted June 23, 2015 by
Crowded by Beauty

Crowded by Beauty – HIGHLIGHT

The Poet is Profound. The Poet is a Jester. Interview with Acharya David Schneider by Valerie Lorig written and edited by J. R. Gilness When author David Schneider was a fledgling student of Zen, he and his cohorts celebrated the end of retreat with a picnic at the crest ... continue
Posted June 21, 2015 by Dan
Devotion and Crazy Wisdom

Devotion and Crazy Wisdom – HIGHLIGHT

Reviewing the New Release of Devotion and Crazy Wisdom: Teachings on the Sadhana of Mahamudra Available through Shambhala Media written by Frank Ryan In 1963 Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche received a Spaulding scholarship to attend Oxford University. Sailing from Bombay to Tilbury aboard the P&O Line he immersed himself into ... continue
Posted June 18, 2015 by Dan
Remembering Jill Scott

Remembering Jill Scott – HIGHLIGHT

Jill Scott in Vermont on May 25 2015, photo taken one week prior to her deathOn the morning of Monday, June 1st, Jill Scott passed away peacefully in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She had entered palliative care only a few days before. Friends and family gathered on ... continue
Posted June 7, 2015 by
Graceful Appearance

Graceful Appearance – HIGHLIGHT

Miksang Publications is happy to announce the release of Michael Wood’s new book, Graceful Appearance: Passion, Perception, Expression. Graceful Appearance is a collection of 108 of Michael’s most essential Miksang photographs. They were selected from thousands of images taken over more than thirty years of developing and ... continue
Posted May 24, 2015 by Dan
Statement from Buddhist Teachers and Leaders

Statement from Buddhist Teachers and Leaders

Miksang image by Charles BlackhallStatement from Buddhist Teachers and Leaders in the United States 5-14-15 “If you have come to help me you are wasting your time. But if you recognize that your liberation and mine are bound up together, we can walk together.” ~ Lila Watson As ... continue
Posted May 17, 2015 by
Gampo Abbey Welcomes a New Life Monastic

Gampo Abbey Welcomes a New Life Monastic – HIGHLIGHT

Photo by Lodro Kalsang On April 9th, one of Gampo Abbey’s temporary monks, Thubten Tingdzen, took the brave leap of Parma Rabjung ordination. In the Tibetan tradition, this is a first step in the path of life monasticism, an entry period before taking novice vows. After the ceremony, ... continue
Posted April 19, 2015 by Dan

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