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Contemplating presence in the moment, while preparing for retreat

by Susan Firer

broomThis past week I was preparing for a week-long silent retreat sending out emails, cooking, cleaning and the like. I had one of those moments where a feeling arises spontaneously and it has weight to it, so you sort of stop and notice it briefly. The feeling came about while I was vacuuming and dusting the meditation room. I had a sensory memory of when I was younger and getting the house ready for the holidays, anticipating my siblings, who were already on their own, coming home. It was a very ordinary yet extra-ordinary experience all at once. I realized that I was doing the work without complaint, and without wishing I were doing something else; I was doing it joyfully. I was just perfectly there in the moment! Continue…

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Invitation to Healing and Enrichment Pujas

Invitation to Healing and Enrichment Pujas

The Sakyong will be performing two pujas, or intensive practices, for the benefit of Shambhala in mid-November during his fall retreat in Parpeng, Nepal. These practices are opportunities for community members to request the Sakyong to specifically dedicate his personal practice to assist us, our households, ... continue
Posted October 27, 2015 by Walker Blaine

Moving Beyond the Language of Economic Utility

Gabe Dayley On a spring evening in Southern California, with too much school work and an uncooperative clock ticking away the day’s warmth, I glanced outside my window to find the sky imbued with the color of a sunset. Captured by its beauty and magic, I wondered ... continue
Posted March 10, 2015 by

Creating Enlightened Society

Judith Simmer-Brown With the broader propagation of the Shambhala teachings that highlight the importance of creating enlightened society, it is natural to wonder what compassion means in a Shambhala context. In conjunction with Naropa University’s 40th Anniversary and the theme of “radical compassion,” this article explores the ... continue
Posted March 10, 2015 by

Through Rites, All Things Flourish

The power of the ceremonial in classical confucianism and in contemporary rituals of dissent By Nicholas Trautz   “The fate of our times is characterized, above all, by the disenchantment of the world.” This, Max Weber’s 1919 characterization of modernity, presaged what many have come to see as a ... continue
Posted March 10, 2015 by
Discurso del día de Shambhala en el año de la oveja de madera

Discurso del día de Shambhala en el año de la oveja de madera

Discurso del día de Shambhala en el año de la oveja de madera (19 febrero 2015) EL KONGMA SÁKYONG: Muy buenos días a todos y buenos días y buenas tardes a todos los que se han unido a la retransmisión. [A la asamblea:] Pueden decir “Buenos días”. ... continue
Posted February 24, 2015 by Dan
Shambhala Day Sun

Shambhala Day Sun – HIGHLIGHT

A report on the Shambhala Day celebrations in Halifax by Patricia Blaine Earlier this week, as we Haligonians huddled around our soup, watching our iced-over windows for the movement of sunlight, questions about the upcoming Shambhala Day whirled in our heads like snow flurries. We pondered such things ... continue
Posted February 22, 2015 by Dan
The Boulder Flood: Notes from High Ground

The Boulder Flood: Notes from High Ground – HIGHLIGHT

As flooding continues in Boulder Valley, Jennifer Holder offers tidbits from a hillside. Just as I sit at my computer to write this, the sun peeks through rainclouds for the second time in four days. It quickly fades, but encourages me on to write this little ... continue
Posted September 13, 2013 by Jennifer Holder

The Lineage Room

I took this snapshot in the Kalapa Court this week while waiting for a meeting with the Sakyong. You may recognize the brocaded seats from recent broadcasts and events. You may not have seen the rest of the radiant implements used by some of the other ... continue
Posted April 24, 2013 by Richard_Reoch

Las enseñanzas del Sákyong sobre los días de döns (2008), con preguntas y respuestas, ya están subtituladas en español e inglés

La temporada de döns ha empezado este año el 31 de enero y se mantiene hasta el 9 de febrero. El Sákyong trata muchos aspectos en su charla y en las preguntas y respuestas pero, como aperitivo, éstas son algunas citas que, espero, resulten interesantes y ... continue
Posted February 10, 2013 by Hamish_MacLaren

Shambhala Times is Looking for an Advertising Sales Agent

The Shambhala Times needs an advertising sales agent to assist with generating income for the Shambhala Times. This role, funded on a 25% commission basis, will work to find both local and national clients willing advertise with the Shambhala Times. This person will be responsible for ... continue
Posted February 7, 2013 by John David Smith

Is it true that the Director of Centre and Group Support is ALSO the Dorje Kasung Sergeant-Major?

Click through the playlist in the column to the right to see videos of the Shambhala staff. I’ll also be posting more periodically – stay tuned. Since Anna, the video mastermind, hasn’t yet made a video of herself, I am sharing this photo of her in both ... continue
Posted November 26, 2012 by richard_pannell

Update on closed captioned Shambhala YouTube channels, translations and translators

Shambhala YouTube Channels with closed captions (subtitles) in various languages now include: Shambhala auf Deutsch (www.youtube.com/user/ShambhalaAufDeutsch) 中文香巴拉 Shambhala in Chinese (www.youtube.com/user/ShambhalaChinese) Shambhala en español (www.youtube.com/user/ShambhalaEspanol) Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche en español (www.youtube.com/user/SMRShambhalaEsp) Shambhala en Français (www.youtube.com/user/ShambhalaFra) Šambala Ljubljana (in Slovene) (www.youtube.com/user/ShambhalaLJ) Шамбала по-русски (Shambhala in Russian) (www.youtube.com/user/ShambhalaRus) Shambhala em ... continue
Posted November 1, 2012 by Hamish_MacLaren

Basic Goodness and Creating Enlightened Society videos

Sample video in Basic Goodness and Creating Enlightened Society playlist For the next couple of months two or three times a week video clips of the Sakyong talking about Basic Goodness and Creating Enlightened Society are being posted to his YouTube channel Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche -Official ... continue
Posted October 30, 2012 by Hamish_MacLaren
Where are Shambhala's financial reports?

Where are Shambhala’s financial reports?

We’ve now received 127 responses to our post on Strategic Directions for our Mandala.  Thank you!  Over the weekend, we went through the responses and identified common themes, as well as individual questions and suggestions.  One question that we can respond to immediately, is the request ... continue
Posted April 23, 2012 by

Strategic Directions – Kalapa Council Update April 2012

Moving forward with the lineage vision and initiating deeper community dialogue 1. Introduction – the strategic decisions we face 2. The Sakyong’s 2020 Vision 3. What has our Shambhala community accomplished since the Sakyong’s retreat? 4. Our current financial challenges 5. How is the Kalapa Council working with the situation? 6. The decisions we face right now 7. Opening up ... continue
Posted April 16, 2012 by Richard_Reoch

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