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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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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
Closed captions and translations of videos for the 25th Anniversary of the Parinirvana

Closed captions and translations of videos for the 25th Anniversary of the Parinirvana

Translators all over the world are working to translate the three videos that have been released as part of the celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Vidyadhara’s Parinirvana. The editing on these videos was only finish a few days ago, so the videos have only just ... continue
Posted April 4, 2012 by Hamish_MacLaren

Shambhala 2011 The Year in Review movie closed captioned in eight languages

The wonderful Shambhala 2011 Year in Review movie was captioned and translated into eight languages thanks to the valiant efforts of many translators who worked tirelessly to have the translations ready for Shambhala Day. Thanks to their efforts may more Shambhalians were able to see the ... continue
Posted February 28, 2012 by Hamish_MacLaren

Shambhala Day Films

“This is not a time to close down or hold on…” Please click below to view the President’s film that weaves together the themes of our global crisis, our lineage vision and Shambhala Day giving… Once upon a time Making the Impossible Possible “Making the Impossible Possible — the ... continue
Posted February 22, 2012 by Richard_Reoch

Sakyong and Sakyong Wangmo lead planning for 2020 Vision

The Kalapa Council met with the Sakyong and Sakyong Wangmo over the course of three days at the end of January to contemplate the next steps that would move Shambhala forward in accomplishing 2020 Vision. As the Sakyong wrote in his Letter of the Morning Sun: If Shambhala ... continue
Posted February 9, 2012 by Richard_Reoch

2012 budget for Shambhala Day

Provisional 2012 International Budget Here is the way we plan to use the funds raised on Shambhala Day. It is set out in a way that we hope helps everyone see even more clearly than before what we will be investing in! 1. Supporting the Sakyong and Sakyong ... continue
Posted January 28, 2012 by Richard_Reoch

Shambhala Day – Looking Ahead

Shambhala Day this year is on 22 February. The Sakyong will address our community starting at 2:00pm Atlantic Time. A full message listing the schedule of events and recommendations for observing Shambhala Day is being sent to all Shambhala Centres and Groups. This year’s Shambhala Day film ... continue
Posted January 19, 2012 by Richard_Reoch

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