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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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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
Kalapa Council Update January 2012

Kalapa Council Update January 2012

Welcome to 2012. Our update begins with an introduction to forthcoming events and gatherings in the mandala. There are live links if you want to get more details. All that is followed by other reports we hope help give you an overview of our Shambhala world. Forthcoming ... continue
Posted January 7, 2012 by Richard_Reoch

Who is the Kalapa Council?

In the Shambhala teachings, Kalapa is the capital of the Kingdom of Shambhala. It is the seat from which the Sakyong and the Sakyong Wangmo govern the mandala. In traditional Tibetan paintings Kalapa is depicted as the palace at the centre of the Kingdom of Shambhala. ... continue
Posted January 7, 2012 by Richard_Reoch

Kalapa Council Update Summer 2011

Many people throughout Shambhala have welcomed this new series of mandala updates, and recommended future improvements. This update is shorter and concentrates on developments since Shambhala Day. There are live links if you want to get more details, as well as a link to the ... continue
Posted January 7, 2012 by Richard_Reoch

Kalapa Council Update Summer 2010

I am writing on behalf of the Kalapa Council to update you on some key developments in our mandala. If you find our update helpful or have questions, please let us know by using the “Over to You” live link at the end of this letter. ... continue
Posted January 7, 2012 by Richard_Reoch

Four more languages have Shambhala YouTube Channels

Following up on the tremendous multilingual efforts for the Shambhala Lineage Festival, there is more good news on the multilingual Shambhala front. In the last two weeeks four more languages have Shambhala YouTube Channels launched. They are mostly still in a “beta” phase as we refine the ... continue
Posted October 13, 2011 by Hamish_MacLaren

Four new non-English Shambhala YouTube Channels

Following up on the tremendous multilingual efforts for the Shambhala Lineage Festival, there is more good news on the multilingual Shambhala front. In the last week ten days four new non-English Shambhala YouTube channels have been launched. They are mostly still in a “beta” phase as we ... continue
Posted October 13, 2011 by Hamish_MacLaren

Interview with the Sakyong on French TV

Interview with the Sakyong on French TV, channel France 2 broadcast on Sunday the 9th October 2011. You can see this for one week on their web site click on Sagesses bouddhistes The second part will air on the 16th October. There is more about ... continue
Posted October 10, 2011 by Hamish_MacLaren

Meetings on Enlightened Society and Denver Shambhala planning

These meetings will be coming in October-November! We will be announcing these dates very soon. Stay tuned. Get Connected To receive intra-sangha communications about the operations of  our Center, please consider enrolling in Denver Announce and Denver Discuss.  You can do this by sending a request to become ... continue
Posted October 7, 2011 by kate_madsen

Sangha Supper – Friday October 7, 2011

You are warmly invited to come to the October Harvest Sangha Supper  Friday October 7th from 6:30 -8:00 PM. Sitting will be from 6:30pm – 7:00pm in the Main Shrine Room, and the potluck supper and community time in the Community Room starts right after sitting. You may ... continue
Posted October 2, 2011 by kate_madsen

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