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Home Shrines Are Where We Gather

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A photo gallery of home shrines, courtesy of Shambhalians around the world who shared the images below.

The ordinariness of our Shambhala Households are as powerful as they are mundane. But the practices and implements of modern life – dishwashers, electric stoves, washing machines, and hair dryers – are not what draws the attention of ourselves or our guests. As a community, we fill our homes with objects that remind, inspire, protect, and attract. We communicate by providing landing pads for meaning, through the nonconceptual stimulation of the senses.

The homes we create reflect our mind’s unique expression and also our common experience. Nowhere is this as obvious as in our shrines, the places at which Shambhalians take their seats and work with reality. When you look at the gallery below, the uniqueness of the person who arranged the shrine is obvious. But once you’ve looked at a few, it becomes equally clear that Shambhalians share a common stock of distinctive, potent symbols. Continue…

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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
Last Days of a Civilian

Last Days of a Civilian – HIGHLIGHT

In 2010, Shambhala practitioner Ben Biggs joined the U.S. Navy. The following video captures his transition from living and working at Shambhala Mountain Center to entering the Navy. The video is by Scott Bison at Bison Pictures. continue
Posted October 8, 2011 by
Kasung Kitchen Marathon

Kasung Kitchen Marathon – HIGHLIGHT

Kynan Brown, a second generation Shambhalian, is running his first marathon in order to raise money for the new Kitchen and Storage building to be built at the Kasung Land at Dorje Denma Ling. Kynan is a Sun Camp graduate, long time staff member and a ... continue
Posted October 4, 2011 by
New Shambhala Chants Introduced at Shambhala Lineage Festival

New Shambhala Chants Introduced at Shambhala Lineage Festival – HIGHLIGHT

In support of reaching millions of people, as the Sakyong says in his Letter of the Morning Sun, we are now introducing three levels of chant books for the Shambhala community. This approach spans daily chants suitable for first-time practitioners through chants for the most advanced ... continue
Posted September 28, 2011 by
Personal Experience of Basic Space

Personal Experience of Basic Space – HIGHLIGHT

[caption id=”attachment_25891″ align=”alignleft” width=”210″ Through meditation, we practice the discipline of not deliberately acting, and this allows our habitual patterns to dissolve into the emptiness of space. Our mind then becomes like the sky, free from clouds. To access the talk, please click on the following ... continue
Posted September 10, 2011 by
On Basic Goodness

On Basic Goodness – HIGHLIGHT

This video clip of a recent teaching by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche hails from the recent sangha retreat at Dechen Choling, entitled Being Brave: Transforming Our World. This message of basic goodness is something the Sakyong would like us all to hear, so please, take a few ... continue
Posted July 22, 2011 by
Announcing the Golden Mirror of Wisdom

Announcing the Golden Mirror of Wisdom – HIGHLIGHT

By Walker Blaine Shambhala has a new book, The Golden Mirror of Wisdom: Images of the Rinchen Terdzö in Orissa, India. It was created at Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche’s suggestion. The Golden Mirror of Wisdom is a 92-page hardbound edition in coffee table format (12.75” x 14.75”) and ... continue
Posted May 19, 2011 by Walker Blaine
Celebration of New Court in Boulder

Celebration of New Court in Boulder – HIGHLIGHT

More than one hundred Shambhalians gathered on Sunday, May 1 to celebrate the Sakyong’s new court in Boulder. The new court was purchased earlier in the year to accommodate the Sakyong’s growing family and to serve as his seat in the region. There was an atmosphere ... continue
Posted May 5, 2011 by
The Colors of Prague

The Colors of Prague – HIGHLIGHT

Celebration, dialogue, community — Tessa Ladendorff shares photos of the Kalapa Governance Gathering in Prague. Click on any photo to view as a slideshow. continue
Posted April 10, 2011 by
The Ball in Boulder

The Ball in Boulder – HIGHLIGHT

Dancing, poetry, Bollywood and toasts… the Shambhala Ball returned to Boulder this year. Local Shambhalians dressed up in their finery to enjoy an evening of celebration — rounding out Shambhala Day on March 5. Here is a glimpse into the evening. continue
Posted March 15, 2011 by
Making the Impossible Possible

Making the Impossible Possible

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche on Shambhala Day 2011 in Boulder. Photo courtesy of Marv Ross. “Ladies and Gentlemen, let’s make the impossible possible,” said the Sakyong, Jamgon Mipham Rinpoche, in his Shambhala Day address this weekend. “Enlightened Society seems like an impossible mission… What we are doing is ... continue
Posted March 8, 2011 by
Surmang Shedra Swamped with Children

Surmang Shedra Swamped with Children – HIGHLIGHT

By Lyndon Comstock The newly-opened Surmang shedra has been swamped with children wanting to come to school. In an unexpected wave, hundreds of families have started bringing their children every day. The plan was to initially provide facilities for 100 children. At the moment, 350 children ... continue
Posted February 5, 2011 by
30 Years Ago at Lake Louise

30 Years Ago at Lake Louise – HIGHLIGHT

Photos from 1981 Vajradhatu Seminary By Tony Bouret This reminiscence from the 1981 Vajradhatu Seminary was broadcast by Tony Bouret on sangha_announce. With his permission, we have reproduced a selection of his photographs below. It’s been 30 years! The 1981 Vajradhatu Seminary was the last of three held ... continue
Posted January 22, 2011 by
Solstice Gifts at SMC

Solstice Gifts at SMC – HIGHLIGHT

Children’s Day is not just for children anymore! At Shambhala Mountain Center, the staff gathered on the solstice for a lively gift exchange. Greg Smith captured the spirit of the occasion on film: continue
Posted December 26, 2010 by
A Children's Day Greeting from the Sakyong Wangmo

A Children’s Day Greeting from the Sakyong Wangmo – HIGHLIGHT

Tomorrow, December 21st, is Children’s Day in Shambhala. The Sakyong Wangmo, Khandro Tseyang, has recorded a message for the holiday to share with the community. On Children’s Day, we can all gather to appreciate the children in our sangha, and to enjoy the festive season. Listen to ... continue
Posted December 20, 2010 by

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