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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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More "Hot Summer Reads"

More “Hot Summer Reads” – HIGHLIGHT

Retired Shastri Rebecca Hazell is already well known for her award winning books for children. If you love sweeping adult epics with a spiritual element, try her historical trilogy, set in the thirteenth century. In The Grip of God, set during the Mongol invasions (the Sakyong ... continue
Posted July 26, 2014 by
Remembering Sensei Seiko Nakashima

Remembering Sensei Seiko Nakashima – HIGHLIGHT

Sensei at conclusion of 2008 Ikenobo Show;Warrior Tribute written by Ira Abrams Ikebana and tea-ceremony master Dr. Seiko Nakashima, whom I (and hundreds of others) called “Sensei,” passed away on July 8 at the age of 87. A number of Shambhalians in Chicago (and some elsewhere) were among ... continue
Posted July 22, 2014 by
A Hurricane Wedding

A Hurricane Wedding – HIGHLIGHT

Shambhala Times is delighted to announce the marriage of Julia Sable and Richard Pannell of Halifax! Julia Sable and Richard Pannell are delighted to announce their marriage, which took place on July 5, 2014 in Lahave, Nova Scotia. Blessed by the love of friends and family and ... continue
Posted July 20, 2014 by
A Spontaneous Wedding

A Spontaneous Wedding – HIGHLIGHT

Shambhala Times is delighted to announce the marriage of Bob Taylor, Rupon and Dapon Bonnie Hankin (now Taylor)! story by Bob and Bonnie Taylor Getting married is daunting, especially in Shambhala! Our regard for form and aesthetics sets the wedding bar quite high. But Shambhala aesthetics are just ... continue
Posted July 16, 2014 by
Place Your Thoughts Here

Place Your Thoughts Here – HIGHLIGHT

Shambhala Times is pleased to share another new “Summer Read”: Steven Saitzyk’s new book, “Place Your Thoughts Here”. Read below to find out why he wrote this book. article by Steven Saitzyk It is said that most authors end up writing the book they would like to read. ... continue
Posted July 12, 2014 by
Meditated Murder: A Dharma Mystery

Meditated Murder: A Dharma Mystery – HIGHLIGHT

The Shambhala Times brings you new “Summer Reads” by members of the Shambhala Community… The following is an except regarding the nature of appearance/emptiness from the book entitled Meditated Murder: A Dharma Mystery. It is by Sachi Deleg, a pen name for long time Shambhala practitioner ... continue
Posted July 11, 2014 by
Ruling Your World: Now in Russian

Ruling Your World: Now in Russian – HIGHLIGHT

The Shambhala Times is delighted to announce the successful translation of Sakyong Mipham’s book “Ruling Your World” into the Russian language. It has finally happened. Ruling Your World has just been printed and is ready to launch. It was translated in Russian through the cooperation of three ... continue
Posted July 6, 2014 by
Embraced by the Sun

Embraced by the Sun – HIGHLIGHT

The Shambhala Times is delighted to announce the wedding of Leigha Inskeep and Bryan Mendiola, who were married at Karme Choling on June 28th, 2014. Reflections from Bryan and Leigha photos by Maureen Cotton Sitting on our porch several days after our wedding, we are floating in a sea ... continue
Posted July 5, 2014 by
Introducing Jackson

Introducing Jackson – HIGHLIGHT

Jackson Lawrence Downey SilbersteinJoin the Shambhala Times in welcoming the birth of Jackson Lawrence Downey Silberstein! Proud parents Josh and Liz Silberstein are excited to announce that Jackson Lawrence Downey Silberstein was born on June 10th at 6:23 pm. “We are so thrilled to be parents of ... continue
Posted June 29, 2014 by
Shambhala's Newest Knight

Shambhala’s Newest Knight – HIGHLIGHT

Acharya Han de Wit being KnightedAcharya Han de Wit of the Netherlands is Knighted by Rick Friele, Secretary, Shambhala Netherlands Honoring the occasion of Acharya Han de Wit’s 70th birthday and the publication of his latest book, Buddhism for Thinkers, a symposium was organized by Shambhala Netherlands around ... continue
Posted June 27, 2014 by
A Small Wedding

A Small Wedding – HIGHLIGHT

Allan Graves and Cara Thornley on the left, Greg McNally and Tune Faulker on the rightJoin the Shambhala Times in celebrating the marriage of Cara Thornley and Allan Graves! “On Wednesday, June 4th, we decided to get married…on Thursday, June 5th we did!” Getting a marriage license in ... continue
Posted June 17, 2014 by
A Teahouse Wedding

A Teahouse Wedding – HIGHLIGHT

Join the Shambhala Times in celebrating the marriage of Katharine Bainbridge and Guy Blume! On April 5,2014 Katharine Bainbridge wed Guy Blume in a Shambhala ceremony officiated by Acharaya Emily Bower. The ceremony was held in the tea house of a Japanese garden in Pasadena, California. Sangha ... continue
Posted May 3, 2014 by
The Births of Ziji

The Births of Ziji – HIGHLIGHT

Ziji Gustav KeelThe Shambhala Times is delighted to welcome three new babies: Los Angeles: Mat and Shara Keel are boundlessly grateful for the arrival of their son Ziji Gustav Keel, born in Los Angeles, January 27th, 2014. “Thank you, friends and family, for your kindness and your generosity ... continue
Posted March 16, 2014 by
Shambhala Meets A Royal

Shambhala Meets A Royal – HIGHLIGHT

Acharya Han de Wit wtih Princess BeatrixAcharya Han de Wit presents The Shambhala Principle to Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands by Acharya Han de Wit, Amsterdam The inter-religious conference In Vrijheid Verbonden, instituted in 2005 by the Dutch Queen Beatrix celebrates and commemorates that in 1579 the Declaration ... continue
Posted February 23, 2014 by
The Drala of Maidan, part 2

The Drala of Maidan, part 2 – HIGHLIGHT

Maidan SquareReporting on the Ukrainian Revolution Interviews from the Front part 2 (read part one here) compiled by Ella Reznikova and Sarah Lipton Ella is Ukrainian by birth, and Sarah has Ukrainian ancestry We wonder why this Revolution is happening in Ukraine right now. Shastri Maks Lan explains that the Czech Republic and ... continue
Posted February 18, 2014 by

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