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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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A Lioness of Africa

A Lioness of Africa – HIGHLIGHT

Janet Shaw Sangha Profile: Janet Shaw The startup story of a social entrepreneur and her Zulu Beadwork Project article by Melanie Hawken originally published here and picked up by the Shambhala Times because we were planning to feature a story about Shambhalian Janet Shaw anyway! A social entrepreneur creates a Zulu ... continue
Posted April 10, 2015 by
New York Celebrates Shambhala Day in Style

New York Celebrates Shambhala Day in Style – HIGHLIGHT

Another Shambhala Day Around the Mandala feature celebrating the Year of the Wood Sheep in the community! Celestina Leon, Jessica Rothschuh, Christian Florez by Shambhala New York staff Photographs by Andrea Reese On Saturday, February 21, 2015 the Shambhala Meditation Center of New York City hosted a Shambhala Ball gala ... continue
Posted February 27, 2015 by Dan
Introducing Odessa Rose

Introducing Odessa Rose – HIGHLIGHT

Scott Robbins and Sarah Lipton are thoroughly delighted to introduce their beautiful baby girl to the Shambhala world. Odessa Rose Lipton Robbins was born on February 5th, 2015 after a beautiful labor and birth at home. She is a big girl, weighing in at 9 lbs, 9 oz and ... continue
Posted February 25, 2015 by Dan
Birth and Wedding Announcements

Birth and Wedding Announcements – HIGHLIGHT

Lulu, Leonard and Cadence The Shamhala community warmly congratulates these families as they begin new chapters of their journeys! Birth of Cadence Legend Warren Lulu Strongheart and Leonard Marion Warren IV are delighted to announce the birth of their baby boy: Cadence Legend Warren, born January 31st, 2015 at ... continue
Posted February 15, 2015 by Dan
A Christmas Baby

A Christmas Baby – HIGHLIGHT

Shambhala Times is delighted to welcome this new addition to our community: Lyon Rose Wilson-Reissmann was born on the 24th of December, 2014 at 1:06pm in Hamburg, Germany. She weighed 8lbs 5oz (3750grams) and measured 20.5 inches (52cm) at birth. Parents Clemens Reissmann and Sarah Wilson are ... continue
Posted January 31, 2015 by
Recent Weddings

Recent Weddings – HIGHLIGHT

Join the Shambhala Times in congratulating these happy couples! Don Beamish and Kristine McCutcheon were married by Acharya Moh Hardin and Sangyum Cynde Grieve on September 27, 2014. Kristine reports: On a crisp clear colourful fall day in Cape Breton we started with a lovely wedding lhasang with ... continue
Posted January 11, 2015 by
Winter Reads

Winter Reads – HIGHLIGHT

Shambhala Times is delighted to announce a new tropical novel to warm your toes on those cold nights! Longtime Albuquerque sangha member and author Janice Convery is tickled to announce the worldwide birth of her new novel Dogs In The Sun, a tropical odyssey about a diverse ... continue
Posted December 27, 2014 by
A Wave of Winter Babies

A Wave of Winter Babies – HIGHLIGHT

Alix BaragiottaThe Shambhala Times is delighted to announce two new Shambhala babies! Alix Baragiotta was born on Monday, November 24th at 4:49 pm, at a birthing center near Montreal, Quebec to happy parents Amélie Laberge and Davin Baragiotta. His birth went smoothly in a hot tub with ... continue
Posted December 14, 2014 by
Receiving the Order of Nova Scotia

Receiving the Order of Nova Scotia – HIGHLIGHT

The Shambhala Times is delighted to congratulate Ruth Holmes Whitehead on her receipt of the Order of Nova Scotia! interview by Sarah Lipton, Shambhala Times Editor-in-Chief edited by Chris Schuman, Shambhala Times Intern The Order of Nova Scotia is the province’s highest honor. Presented by Her Majesty the Queen’s ... continue
Posted November 26, 2014 by Sarah
A Chicago Wedding

A Chicago Wedding – HIGHLIGHT

Join the Shambhala Times in congratulating David Schreier and Devvora Papatheodorou on their recent marriage in Chicago! On October 25th, 2014, David Schreier and Devvora Papatheodorou exchanged marriage vows in a Buddhist wedding ceremony that took place at the Chicago Shambhala Center. They took their honeymoon weeks ... continue
Posted November 11, 2014 by
Painting the Sky

Painting the Sky – HIGHLIGHT

artwork by Temo SvirelyWarrior Tributes to Temo Svirely Shambhalian from Kiev, Ukraine April 21, 1964 to October 21, 2014 Tribute and Recollections by Stas Yasynskyy, Kiev, Ukraine Everything is gray in color; it has become really cold in the extreme of autumn. Somebody on the bus raises their eyes to ... continue
Posted October 26, 2014 by
Letter from Beyond

Letter from Beyond

Temo SvirelyLetter written to the Shambhala sangha by Temo Svirely just before he died Temo Svirely, originally from the country of Georgia, lived in Kiev, Ukraine April 21, 1964 to October 21, 2014 read Warrior Tributes to Temo here Noble Sangha, Warriors Of Shambhala! My dear ones, I’m leaving for the ... continue
Posted October 26, 2014 by
Amending the Mantra Fire Offering

Amending the Mantra Fire Offering – HIGHLIGHT

Dorje Denma LingVajrayogini Sadhakas gather at Dorje Denma Ling article by Dorothée Rosen and Sengan Baring-Gould On the fourth of September 2014, Vajrayogini Sadhakas gathered at Dorje Denma Ling in Nova Scotia to conduct the first Amending the Mantra Fire Offering held in a number of years. A ... continue
Posted October 12, 2014 by
Autumn Weddings

Autumn Weddings – HIGHLIGHT

Ian Powell and Suzanne LandissThe Shambhala Times is delighted to announce the marriage of two new couples! Austin, Texas Rusung Ian Carlyle Powell and Shambhalian Suzanne Michelle Landiss were joyously joined in matrimony on the afternoon of Wednesday, September 3, at the Austin Shambhala Meditation Center. Shastri Iris ... continue
Posted September 27, 2014 by
Polishing Boots, Hauling Rocks

Polishing Boots, Hauling Rocks – HIGHLIGHT

Reflections on Magyal Pomra Encampment article by Matthew Parkinson photos by Brigit R-S After experiencing the earthy and raw encampment grounds at Shambhala Mountain Center, the transition back to modern life is abrupt, to say the least. Last month, seven bay area sangha members gathered with over 100 members of ... continue
Posted August 8, 2014 by

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