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Sakyong Performing Pujas for Shambhala December 9–10

On December 9th and 10th, the Kongma Sakyong will perform two pujas, or intensive practices, for the benefit of Shambhala and the world. For this season’s pujas, he has again selected practices that members of the community have a relationship with: Kurukulla, a practice renowned for ... continue
Posted November 21, 2017 by Walker Blaine

International Advanced Assemblies 2018 Calendar

Shambhala is pleased to announce the International Advanced Assemblies Calendar for 2018. First, some important details! Please read through carefully. • Apologies that this letter is only in English at this time. If you need help with translation please ask a friend to help ... continue
Posted October 16, 2017 by David_Brown

Three New Acharyas

The Office of the Sakyong is delighted to announce that the Sakyong has appointed three new acharyas. On September 3, 2017 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 ... continue
Posted September 11, 2017 by David_Brown

Retirement of three long-serving Shambhala Warriors

On behalf of the Kongma Sakyong, the Office of the Sakyong wishes to announce the retirement of three long-serving warriors: Acharya Jeremy Hayward Acharya Jeremy Hayward took his oath of retirement before the Sakyong at the 2017 Kalapa Garchen held at Karmȇ Chöling in May. An acharya ... continue
Posted June 16, 2017 by David_Brown


The Shambhala Office of Practice and Education wishes to share this reminder of all the Assemblies being offered internationally in 2017. Below you will find information on all Assemblies (including Scorpion Seal Assemblies), Staffing, Application Processes, and more. Please read through carefully. APPLICATION PROCESS The following Assemblies in ... continue
Posted May 1, 2017 by David_Brown

Sakyong to Perform Long-Life Healing Puja with Special Dedication for the Earth

Celebrating the Earth, the Sakyong will perform a two-day long-life puja, or accomplishment practice, this April 29th and 30th in Boulder, Colorado. This puja is performed to assist in healing the sick, and to strengthen the life-energy of those engaged in virtue so that their activity ... continue
Posted April 17, 2017 by David_Brown


Cheerful Year of the Fire Bird! The Shambhala Office of Practice and Education wishes to share this reminder announcement of all the Assemblies being offered internationally in 2017. There is a lot of helpful information below, including key info on all Assemblies (including Scorpion Seal ... continue
Posted March 2, 2017 by David_Brown


The effects of the tragic attack in the Centre Culturel Islamique de Québec on Sunday are being felt throughout the world. As the Premier of Québec said “Not just the Muslim community, it’s not just the people of Quebec. Everyone is suffering from this.” ... continue
Posted February 2, 2017 by David_Brown

Southern California Region Created and Director Appointed

On behalf of the Kongma Sakyong, Jampal Trinley Dradul, and Ms. Jane Arthur, Minister of the Pillar of Government, the Office of the Sakyong takes great pleasure in announcing the designation of the area south of San Luis Obispo, California as the Southern California Region. We ... continue
Posted January 11, 2017 by David_Brown

Co-Directors of Gampo Abbey Appointed

Ron Renz and Janet Whelan at Taktsang, BhutanOn behalf of the Kongma Sakyong and the Kalapa Council, the Office of the Sakyong is delighted to announce the appointment of Ron Renz and Janet Whelan as Co-Directors of Gampo Abbey. They are succeeding Director Richard Haspray, who ... continue
Posted November 22, 2016 by David_Brown

Sakyong Practices for Enrichment and Overcoming Obstacles

The SakyongOn December 3rd and 4th, the Sakyong will perform two pujas, or intensive practices, for the benefit of the community and the world. The Sakyong receives many requests for blessings and overcoming obstacles and pujas held twice a year are times he dedicates to caring ... continue
Posted November 7, 2016 by Walker Blaine

Harvest of Peace Address Now Online

Kongma Sakyong Harvest of Peace 2016 The Sakyong’s Harvest of Peace address to the international community is now available online. In this year’s address, the Kongma Sakyong touched on strengthening families, looking to the future, loyalty to basic goodness, balancing bravery and tenderness, and extending out. Please click ... continue
Posted September 27, 2016 by David_Brown

Sakyong Encourages Compassion

In a summer marked by violence, political divisiveness, homophobia, and systemic racism, let the recent tragedy in Nice and the turmoil in Turkey serve as reminders of the preciousness of life. To counteract such degeneration, let us look within to face our fears and open our ... continue
Posted July 15, 2016 by David_Brown

First Kalapa Garchen

This May, leaders from throughout the Four Pillars of the Shambhala community gathered at Karme Choling with the Kongma Sakyong, for the first Kalapa Garchen (Great Gathering.) The Sakyong made it clear this was to be the first of many more — and likely much larger ... continue
Posted July 8, 2016 by David_Brown

Shambhala Monastic Order Video and News

A video by Acharya Pema Chodron and Shastri Loden Nyima has just been posted on the Shambhala Times describing the vision of the Shambhala Monastic Order, answering some frequently asked questions, and outlining the current offerings of 9-12 month monastic residencies themed around the Four Dignities ... continue
Posted June 17, 2016 by David_Brown

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