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New Protector Practice

The Nalanda Translaion Committee has compiled a short explanation of three of the least familiar figures within the new chant: Protectors of the Three Courts, composed by the Sakyong. Entitled: Background Information on “Protectors of the Three Courts”, this document is available here: http://www.shambhala.org/ntc/pdf/Protectors-of-the-Three%20Courts-Background-Information.pdf It may also be ... continue
Posted May 1, 2010 by

Earthquake Message from Sakyong

The Sakyong, Jamgon Mipham Rinpoche, has written a letter to the Shambhala community from his retreat in Nepal. Pharping, Nepal April, 2010 To My Dear Shambhala Community, I am devastated to hear the news of the earthquake that has struck the Jyekundo area. This part of Tibet is our ancestral homeland; ... continue
Posted April 17, 2010 by
Latest News on the Earthquake

Latest News on the Earthquake

Jyekundo in ruins after the earthquake. Khenpo Tsering of Surmang Monastery has been able to recharge his cell phone from a battery at his house and phoned Lyndon Comstock of the Konchok Foundation last night. Lady Konchok was also able to speak with Khenpo Tsering, and asked ... continue
Posted April 16, 2010 by
Eye-witness Report from Earthquake

Eye-witness Report from Earthquake

Xinhua photo shows a monk being helped out of rubble. Khenpo Tsering of the Surmang Monastery was able to call Lyndon Comstock of the Konchok Foundation to report on the devastation in the Surmang area. The full report of their call is below. Khenpo said that Jyekundo (the ... continue
Posted April 15, 2010 by

Major Earthquake Near Surmang Monastery

Surmang Shedra in February 2010 A huge earthquake struck Jyekundo yesterday, the closest city to the Surmang Dutsi Til monastery, where Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche was the supreme abbot before leaving Tibet. The initial quake of 7.1 magnitude was followed by several aftershocks of magnitude 5 or more. Most ... continue
Posted April 14, 2010 by
Parinirvana anniversary ceremonies for His Holiness Penor Rinpoche

Parinirvana anniversary ceremonies for His Holiness Penor Rinpoche

The Zangdopalri (Copper-coloured mountain) temple at Namdroling Monasterty complex. The Kudung (precious remains) of His Holiness’ Penor Rinpoche are preserved here. The first anniversary of the parinirvana of His Holiness Penor Rinpoche was observed at Namdroling Monastery in Southern India between March 14 and 18. The Sakyong’s ... continue
Posted March 25, 2010 by
Shambhala Day Address

Shambhala Day Address

Shambhala Day in Boulder, Photo Credit: www.MarvinRossPhotography.com This Sunday, the first internet hookup for Shambhala Day took place via Shambhala Online. Community members cheered, shouted “ki ki so so,” and waved to each other across continents. President Reoch addressed the global mandala from Halifax, and Sakyong Mipham ... continue
Posted February 15, 2010 by
Sakong Announces Shambhala Household Initiative

Sakong Announces Shambhala Household Initiative

On his birthday, just before entering retreat, the Sakyong recorded an interview with President Reoch about the significance of Shambhala Households. “Shambhala is historically connected with household,” he said. “I feel that the next phase is really this notion of the Shambhala Household. A person could choose ... continue
Posted December 31, 2009 by
New Song for Young Children: We are the Warriors

New Song for Young Children: We are the Warriors

For Children’s Day/Winter Solstice, the Sakyong and Sakyong Wangmo offer a song they wrote for the young children of Shambhala. We are the Warriors Download Listen to the tune. Verse 1 When we walk we are mindful like tigers When we play we are joyful like lions When we sing we ... continue
Posted December 10, 2009 by
Shambhala Congress Explores Community and Conflict

Shambhala Congress Explores Community and Conflict

More than 150 Shambhalians from all corners of the world gathered in Halifax, the Shambhala capital, for the Fourth Shambhala Congress, from 9 to 11 November. The Congress discussions were based on advance consultation with centres and groups to establish the topics that people most wanted to ... continue
Posted November 17, 2009 by

Supporting a Department of Peace

The Sakyong, Jamgon Mipham Rinpoche, has expressed his support for the worldwide initiative to urge countries to establish ministries and departments of peace. He issued the following statement in conjunction with the Global Summit for Ministries and Departments of Peace held in Costa Rica last month: “Years ... continue
Posted October 20, 2009 by
The Future in Our Hands

The Future in Our Hands

Message to the Shambhala Community from President Richard Reoch Dear Friends throughout Shambhala, “We have the future in our hands,” the Sakyong told gatherings throughout the mandala this summer. “Shambhala is the paradigm shift the world is waiting for.” The future he talked to us about was the future ... continue
Posted October 12, 2009 by
Sakyong Wangmo invites all Shambhalians to the long life ritual for the Kongma Sakyong

Sakyong Wangmo invites all Shambhalians to the long life ritual for the Kongma Sakyong

The Sakyong Wangmo, Khandro Tseyang, has issued a formal invitation requesting all Shambhalians to take part in a major, mandala-wide long life ritual for the Kongma Sakyong, Jamgon Mipham Rinpoche. The full text of her statement follows below. The elaborate ceremony, known as a Tenshuk, will take ... continue
Posted August 31, 2009 by

Details and Travel Dates for Ripa Monastery Opening with Dalai Lama and Namkha Drime

Main Temple at Padmasambhava Vihar, formerly Rigon Thupten Mindrolling The Shambhala community is warmly invited to attend the official opening of the Ripa monastery in Orissa with His Holiness the Dalai Lama, His Eminence Namkha Drimed Rinpoche and Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche. Ripa Ladrang recommends attendees review the information ... continue
Posted August 21, 2009 by
Appointment of a New Acharya

Appointment of a New Acharya

We are very pleased to announce that during the Scorpion Seal Assembly at Karme Choling the Sakyong Jamgon Mipham Rinpoche formally appointed Ms Suzann Duquette an acharya, to great applause. She received the name Ying Chenmo, Space Great Lady. Acharya Duquette joins the thirty current acharyas ... continue
Posted July 22, 2009 by

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