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Shambhala Global Services…Needs YOU (or someone you know)

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by Melanie Klein

In my new position as Director of Operations for Shambhala Global Services (SGS), I’m learning a lot about SGS and finding that many Shambhalians don’t know who we are or what we do. I’m also looking to fill a critical open position and so, for both reasons, I’m reaching out to all of you.

Basically, what most of us call “Shambhala International” is really Shambhala Global Services. SGS is Shambhala’s executive body, providing the organization’s database/website, Practice and Education, communications, translation and financial services. SGS also includes Shambhala Online, Community Care and Conduct, Kalapa Publications, The Shambhala Times, and liaisons to the Dorje Kasung and Shambhala Europe. Shambhala is a registered non-profit in multiple countries and the Shambhala Board is its governing body. My primary responsibility as Director of Operations is to provide SGS Staff with the resources they need to be responsive, caring and effective in their work with our community members and leaders.

In addition to providing functional support to land and city centres and groups, SGS staff advises the Board in its work to lead Shambhala forward. Obviously this is a critical time for Shambhala, beyond the pandemic and its impact on our collective health and financial strength, to discern what common ground we have – amid tremendously diverse perspectives – and to protect what is most essential in presenting the Shambhala teachings for this and future generations.

Right now, in support of this work, we are seeking a Director of Governance and Leadership. Continue…

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Sakyong Practices for Enrichment and Overcoming Obstacles

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

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

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

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

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
Sakyong speaks to Orlando tragedy

Sakyong speaks to Orlando tragedy

On behalf of the entire Shambhala Community I express profound sadness and pain toward the brutal killings in Orlando this past weekend. As we now know, Florida has suffered the deadliest mass shooting in American history. My heart breaks for everyone affected by this tragedy. I ... continue
Posted June 14, 2016 by David_Brown
Sakyong appoints first South American acharya

Sakyong appoints first South American acharya

The Office of the Sakyong is pleased to announce that the Kongma Sakyong has formally appointed Ms. Magali Meneses Ibañez to the position of acharya. A native of Santiago, Chile Ms. Meneses is the first South American acharya. Magali has been a key leader in the ... continue
Posted June 13, 2016 by David_Brown
Multilingual Success in Shambhala!

Multilingual Success in Shambhala!

We are delighted to announce that within the past month the Kalapa Media Information Technology Team has made a transition to Universal Transformation Format (UTF-8) which enables Shambhala’s web pages and the Shambhala Database to be vastly more multilingual. Previously alphabets containing diacritic characters were incompatible ... continue
Posted April 15, 2016 by David_Brown
Sakyong Appoints 26 New Shastris

Sakyong Appoints 26 New Shastris

The Office of the Kalapa Court is pleased to announce the appointment of twenty-six new shastris by the Sakyong, Jamgon Mipham Rinpoche, effective for three-year terms beginning this summer. These shastris join over ninety shastris appointed in recent years, fulfilling three year terms in their ... continue
Posted April 11, 2016 by David_Brown
Sakyong Chilean Teachings and Disaster Response

Sakyong Chilean Teachings and Disaster Response

The Sakyong made a strong connection with the Shambhala community of Copiapo, Chile during the Chilean Garchen in February. They were in the front-lines when a storm caused devastating mudslides leaving tens of thousands of people without power or drinking water last year. To read more ... continue
Posted April 8, 2016 by David_Brown
Dorje Tsegyal

Reminder of Healing and Enriching Practices

Dorje TsegyalNext week the Sakyong will be performing two pujas, or intensive practices. This is an opportunity to request the Sakyong to help friends, loved ones, or ourselves through these practices. The pujas will be Medicine Buddha April 8th, for health, healing, and recovery from illness, ... continue
Posted March 31, 2016 by David_Brown
Sakyong to Perform Healing and Enriching Practices

Sakyong to Perform Healing and Enriching Practices

The Sakyong will perform two pujas, or intensive practices, for the benefit of Shambhala this April 8th and 9th. This is an opportunity to request the Sakyong to specifically help a friend, loved one, or ourselves through these practices. The pujas will be Medicine Buddha, for ... continue
Posted March 17, 2016 by David_Brown
ENDOWMENT AND BEQUESTS

ENDOWMENT AND BEQUESTS

The Office of the Kalapa Court is delighted to announce the Lady Sharon Hoagland Endowment established through the vast generosity of Kalapa Patrons Lady Sharon and James Hoagland. Seeded with a million dollars principle, this endowment has been formed to stabilize and enrich the Sakyong ... continue
Posted March 4, 2016 by David_Brown
The Sakyong Returns to South America

The Sakyong Returns to South America

The Kongma Sakyong has returned to South America, presiding over an 8-day long Garchen retreat with 170 Chileans, Brazilians, and a few North Americans in Cuncumen Chile. Following the retreat, the Sakyong gave a public talk in Santiago and addressed the Shambhala community. Acharyas Eve Rosenthal and ... continue
Posted March 3, 2016 by David_Brown
Acharya Appointments and Retirement

Acharya Appointments and Retirement

The Office of the Kalapa Court is delighted to announce the role of “Werma Acharya” for those acharyas who will lead Scorpion Seal retreats. As the Sakyong has written, “These acharyas will act as my personal representatives, holding the integrity and dignity of the blessing and ... continue
Posted February 8, 2016 by David_Brown

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