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Ceremonies for Shibata Sensei XX

Ceremonies for Shibata Sensei XX

Kyudo master Onyumishi Kanjuro Shibata Sensei XX, who passed away peacefully Monday at the age of 92 in Boulder, Colorado, will be cremated this Friday at noon at Shambhala Mountain Center. This will follow a 7am Sukhavati led by Vajra Rich and members of Sensei’s family ... continue
Posted October 24, 2013 by David_Brown
Good Update on Lady Diana

Good Update on Lady Diana

Lady Diana Mukpo and Acharya Mitchell Levy arrive at the Boulder Shambhala Center,To the Shambhala Community: I am happy to say that Lady Diana’s surgery went extremely well this morning. The surgery was relatively short and Lady Diana is now awake, talking and (occasionally) smiling. I spoke ... continue
Posted October 23, 2013 by
The Passing of Shibata Sensei XX

The Passing of Shibata Sensei XX

Onyumishi Kanjuro Shibata XX passed away peacefully yesterday at the age of 92 in Boulder. His wife Carolyn was with him at their home. Shibata Sensei was the 20th generation master bowmaker and archer and 3rd generation bowmaker to the Emperor of Japan (retired). He has ... continue
Posted October 22, 2013 by David_Brown
Health of Lady Diana Mukpo

Health of Lady Diana Mukpo

To the Shambhala Community: I would like to provide an update on the health of Lady Diana Mukpo. Last week, a tumor was discovered on her chest x-ray, which was biopsied and found to be the same type of breast cancer she had in 2001 and 2007. ... continue
Posted October 20, 2013 by David_Brown
Practice for Venerable Akong Rinpoche and Samye Ling Community

Practice for Venerable Akong Rinpoche and Samye Ling Community

The Venerable Akong Rinpoche, who led Tibetan refugees out of Tibet with the Vidyadhara, Venerable Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, and with him was instrumental in establishing the Samye Ling Tibetan Meditation Centre in Scotland, has died in an incident in South West China. Please click here for the ... continue
Posted October 9, 2013 by David_Brown
The Venerable Akong Rinpoche dies in Southern China

The Venerable Akong Rinpoche dies in Southern China

The Venerable Akong Rinpoche who led Tibetan refugees out of Tibet along with the Vidyadhara, Venerable Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, and with him was instrumental in establishing the Samye Ling Tibetan Meditation Centre in Scotland, is reported to have died in Southern China. Click here for the full ... continue
Posted October 8, 2013 by

Colorado Flooding Front Line Report — How We Can Help

To the Shambhala Community from Executive Director Carolyn Mandelker: Yesterday I had a very tender and heartfelt conference call with Ulrike Halpern (Director of the Boulder Shambhala Centre), Jesse Grimes (Kasung Kyi Khyap and Kalapa Envoy to the Rocky Mountain Region), and President Reoch. We heard about ... continue
Posted September 20, 2013 by David_Brown
Sakyong's Thoughts for Boulder Flood

Sakyong’s Thoughts for Boulder Flood

The Sakyong is currently in London, presiding over the Awake in the World Festival, which celebrates the 50th anniversary of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche coming to the West. Aware of the floods in Colorado, the Sakyong expressed his concern for those living there, in particular the sangha ... continue
Posted September 14, 2013 by
Prayers for His Eminence Namkha Drimed Rinpoche

Prayers for His Eminence Namkha Drimed Rinpoche

Dear Shambhala Sangha, His Eminence Namkha Drimed Rinpoche fell ill recently while leading an intensive program of practice and initiations in Kalmykia, Russia. His Eminence has been traveling and teaching extensively this year, and in the past few weeks his blood pressure has been unusually high. Yesterday ... continue
Posted September 7, 2013 by David_Brown
Eighty-one Shambhala Shastris Renew Oaths

Eighty-one Shambhala Shastris Renew Oaths

The Office of the Kalapa Court is pleased to announce that eighty-one Shastris of Shambhala have renewed their oaths for three more years of service throughout the international mandala. During the summer of 2013, Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown, Dean of the Shambhala Teachers’ Academy conducted, with ... continue
Posted August 27, 2013 by David_Brown
Sakyong Appoints Martin Janowitz Acharya

Sakyong Appoints Martin Janowitz Acharya

The Office of the Kalapa Court is delighted to announce that the Sakyong, Jamgon Mipham Rinpoche, has appointed Sir Martin Janowitz, Warrior of the Order of the Garuda of Shambhala, to the position of Shambhala Acharya at a Scorpion Seal Retreat at Dorje Denma Ling this ... continue
Posted August 14, 2013 by David_Brown
Sakyong Sends Prayers for Victims of Tragedies

Sakyong Sends Prayers for Victims of Tragedies

Message to the Shambhala Community I have been saddened to hear of the tragedies that occurred this weekend in Bodh Gaya, Quebec and San Francisco. Bodh Gaya, where nine explosions within the temple complex have caused injuries, plays a significant role in the Buddhist tradition, as it ... continue
Posted July 9, 2013 by
Sakyong Appoints New Shastris

Sakyong Appoints New Shastris

Lights in the ForestThe Office of the Kalapa Court is pleased to announce that the Sakyong, Jamgon Mipham Rinpoche, at Shambhala Mountain Center, has formally appointed two new shastris. The position of shastri was created by the Sakyong in 2009, and there are now over eighty ... continue
Posted June 22, 2013 by David_Brown
Practice for Victims of Oklahoma Tornado

Practice for Victims of Oklahoma Tornado

Our hearts are with the victims of the tornado which struck Moore, a suburb of Oklahoma City yesterday. (May 20, 2013). Winds of 200 mph destroyed large parts of the city, destroying entire neighborhoods and killing at least 24 people. The Sakyong has advised us that ... continue
Posted May 22, 2013 by
Introducing Multilingual Services

Introducing Multilingual Services

Shambhala to provide multilingual services  Carolyn Mandelker, the Executive Director of Shambhala, and Christoph Schonherr, the Kalapa Envoy to Europe, are creating two new positions to help make the Shambhala mandala more multilingual. Ms Sophie Leger has been appointed Director of Multilingual Development. She will serve on the ... continue
Posted May 18, 2013 by

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