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"I'm a Runner"

“I’m a Runner”

Back in February, the Sakyong and Michele Moses from Runner’s World got together to talk about running, meditation, and deepening our experience of life. The article and video have just been published. In the article, the Sakyong discusses the relationship between running and meditation. He talks about ... continue
Posted July 9, 2014 by
The Passing of Reb Zalman

The Passing of Reb Zalman

Reb Zalman (Zalman M. Schachter-Shalomi) passed away last night, July 3, at his home at the age of 89. He was a shining light of compassion and is considered one of the major founders of the Jewish Renewal movement. He held the World Wisdom Chair ... continue
Posted July 3, 2014 by
Passing of Shamar Rinpoche

Passing of Shamar Rinpoche

Shamar Rinpoche passed away this morning in Germany due to a sudden heart attack. Shamar Rinpoche, Mipham Chokyi Lodro, was born in Derge, Tibet in 1952. At age four he was recognized by his uncle the 16th Karmapa as the 14th Shamarpa. He remained with the ... continue
Posted June 11, 2014 by
Lady Konchok Health Update

Lady Konchok Health Update

Lady Konchok Palden, the mother of the Sakyong, will return to Marpa House May 30 to continue her physical therapy and recovery, following a stroke last week in Boulder. Lady Konchok has been working incredibly hard at the in-patient rehabilitation center and has regained the ... continue
Posted May 29, 2014 by David_Brown
Shambhala Buddhist Upadhyaya Ordination

Shambhala Buddhist Upadhyaya Ordination

New upadhyayas. On May 12, 2014, eight members of the Shambhala community were ordained as Buddhist chaplains at the Boulder Shambhala Center by Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown. The Upadhyaya (preceptor) ordination was given to Gary Allen, Beka Davis, Fay Elliott, Ellie Hollyday, Melanie Klein, Margot Neuman, Tracy ... continue
Posted May 26, 2014 by

Health of Lady Konchok

Tuesday evening, Lady Konchok Palden, the mother of the Sakyong, suffered a stroke affecting the right side of her body. Lady Konchok is showing signs of improvement and is resting comfortably and taking liquids and some solid foods. On behalf of the Mukpo family, Acharya Mitchell ... continue
Posted May 21, 2014 by David_Brown
Sakyong Teaching in Boston, Bay Area, and Live Online

Sakyong Teaching in Boston, Bay Area, and Live Online

The Year of the Wood Horse is off to a galloping start. Here are two unique opportunities to see Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche speak –­ in person or via live webcast — and bring people together to celebrate basic goodness. On April 12, the anniversary of the ... continue
Posted March 29, 2014 by
Join the Sakyong for Live Interview Online

Join the Sakyong for Live Interview Online

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, head of the Shambhala lineage, will be joining sangha member Waylon Lewis next week on his popular online talk show, Walk the Talk. Tune in and watch live Wednesday, April 2nd at 1:30pm Mountain Standard Time: www.elephantjournal.com The Sakyong believes revealing humanity’s natural worthiness and ... continue
Posted March 29, 2014 by
Shambhala Releases Free Meditation App on iTunes

Shambhala Releases Free Meditation App on iTunes

Shambhala’s first meditation app is available now on the iTunes store. The Shambhala Meditation App is designed to provide a clear way for people to learn more about the Shambhala community, encourage meditation, and to find local centers. Update: click here to download the app! To see ... continue
Posted March 18, 2014 by
Jane Arthur appointed Director of Residential and Retreat Centres

Jane Arthur appointed Director of Residential and Retreat Centres

The Sakyong, Jamgon Mipham Rinpoche, has appointed Ms Jane Arthur to the position of Director of Residential and Retreat Centres. This is a new position on the Kalapa Executive, which the Sakyong has created to strengthen the links between the centre of the mandala and all ... continue
Posted March 5, 2014 by
Introducing: The Arrow

Introducing: The Arrow

A Journal of Wakeful Society, Culture, & Politics www.arrow-journal.org Announcing the launch of a new journal devoted to shifting the conversation about issues facing our world from aggression and destruction toward social wakefulness and compassion. The Arrow is a new scholarly quarterly exploring the application of Shambhala philosophy and ... continue
Posted March 2, 2014 by
Prayers, Practice and Deep Compassion for Ukraine

Prayers, Practice and Deep Compassion for Ukraine

photo courtesy of APF/Getty, BBC NewsViolence has again erupted in Kiev, the capital of Ukraine, and is reported elsewhere. Clashes between protestors and police are reported to have claimed the lives of at least 14 protestors, 10 police officers and a journalist, with several hundred people ... continue
Posted February 19, 2014 by
Shambhala Poetry Contest

Shambhala Poetry Contest

The Office of the Kalapa Court and the Office of Culture and Decorum are pleased to announce the inaugural Shambhala Poetry Contest. Contest is Now Closed. Thank you for your Submissions. With the blessings of the Sakyong, in celebration of the approaching Year of the Wood Horse, the ... continue
Posted February 3, 2014 by David_Brown
Briefing on Financial Challenges

Briefing on Financial Challenges

Three of the major entities in the Shambhala Mandala are facing significant financial challenges. They are: Shambhala Europe. Shambhala Mountain Center and the Centre of the Mandala. Over the recent months, the Kalapa Council has compiled information on these challenges and has now prepared a briefing for ... continue
Posted January 31, 2014 by
Shibata Kanjuro XX 49th Day Ceremony

Shibata Kanjuro XX 49th Day Ceremony

On December 10, the 49th day after the death of Shibata Kanjuro XX, Alex and Carol Halpern of Boulder attended a ceremony with the Shibata family in Kyoto. Alex, Shambhala’s Chief Legal Counsel and long-time kyudo student and instructor, shares his account of the ceremony, with ... continue
Posted January 9, 2014 by

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