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December Awakening

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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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Sakyong’s Basic Goodness video has captions in four languages: English French, Russian and Spanish

Basic Goodness video by the Sakyong now has closed captions in four languages: English French, Russian and Spanish. At Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche -Official YouTube Channel (www.youtube.com/user/officialsakyong Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche en español ( (www.youtube.com/user/SMRShambhalaEsp It is on the Kiev Groups web site with Russian captions at ... continue
Posted September 21, 2011 by Hamish_MacLaren
Save the date for the Pacific Northwest Winter Retreat 2011

Save the date for the Pacific Northwest Winter Retreat 2011

Shamatha-Vipassana Retreat will be held at Camp Pringle on Shawnigan Lake in the hills of Vancouver Island. Sunday December 18th 2011 to Sunday January 1st, 2012 The Shamatha-Vipassana program will focus on mindfulness-awareness practice. Also included will be meditation instruction, Dharma Talks, contemplations, physical exercise, experiential and ... continue
Posted June 20, 2011 by John David Smith

Shambhala Art Wheel Chair Calligraphy Performance May 10, 2009

From the annnual Shambhala Arts Day event at Dechen Choling. Performed by Herbert Elsky and Fabrice Champion. Video by Jean Francois Louis. From this link From: Accessibility and Disability continue
Posted June 8, 2011 by Hamish_MacLaren

Sign language discussion

There is a lively discusion on the Shambhala Network “Sign language discussion” which has already 24 posts about using sign langauge at dharma talks. I you can take at look at it at http://shambhalanetwork.org/groups/accessibility-and-disability/forum/topic/sign-language-discussion/?topic_page=1&num=15 If you can’t access the Network you could post here. The original post is: For ... continue
Posted June 3, 2011 by Hamish_MacLaren
New website to support young sangha around the world

New website to support young sangha around the world – HIGHLIGHT

Have you seen www.every-bodhi.org? Everybodhi is an initiative started by Shambhala Europe to support young people on the path and open doors for new people to explore the three jewels. It is created by young people, for young people. Everybodhi’s mission is To bring together the ... continue
Posted May 25, 2011 by

Art In Motion – Children’s Summer Arts Camps with Elizabeth Craig

Collage and Hand-Embellished Papers (Ages 6 and up) June 27th – July 1st , 10 am – 12:00 noon Using the process of layering materials, students will explore a variety of painting techniques and surface design to create beautifully hand colored and collaged papers. These papers can be ... continue
Posted February 27, 2011 by
Shambhala hosted by Dalai Lama's Retreat Center

Shambhala hosted by Dalai Lama’s Retreat Center – HIGHLIGHT

Judith Broadus writes about the first Shambhala Training held at the Dalai Lama’s Retreat Center in Bloomington, Indiana. A Shambhala Training Level I was held in the library of the Cultural Center at Kumbum West, The Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center (TMBCC), located on 108 acres ... continue
Posted November 4, 2010 by

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An enlightened society is a diverse society. The purpose of the SNAPOCSF is to provide scholarships to qualified Shambhala members who are people of color and need financial aid in order to attend advanced programs such as Warrior Assembly, dathun, seminary, and meditation instructor or teacher training. The intention is to help ... continue
Posted August 12, 2010 by Chris Hoffman


The purpose of the North American People of Color Scholarship Fund is to support the Shambhala Mandala’s aspirations related to diversity by making available financial assistance to people of color on the Shambhala Buddhist path who aspire to attend programs that will enable them to contribute ... continue
Posted August 11, 2010 by Chris Hoffman
Talk by the Sakyong at the Great Mandala Offering

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Dava Workshop

Dava Workshop

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Portland City Sit

Portland City Sit

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Inner SE Delek (#5) Potluck

Sunday June 27th from 6 to 8 pm If you live inside SE Cesar Chavez (39th), Burnside, and Powell, or have a strong affinity for those that do, please join us for our second Delek gathering on Sunday June 27th from 6 to 8 pm ... continue
Posted June 14, 2010 by

Centre Program Calendar 2.0 – training videos

We are delighted to announce that your centre’s calendar and website will be upgraded with some new features on Monday November 30.  We have all been waiting for this upgrade to the SDB-Website system.  Thank you for your patience and encouragement that has resulted in tools ... continue
Posted November 30, 2009 by

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