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Dec 09
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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…

Entries filed under Video, Audio, Photos


Rebirth Prayer Film

Rebirth Prayer Film

Rebirth Prayer Film Prayer for the Swift Rebirth of His Holiness Penor Rinpoche His Holiness the Dalai Lama has written a short prayer for the swift rebirth of His Holiness Penor Rinpoche. This was recited at the Golden Temple of Namdroling during the rituals on the 49th day ... continue
Posted June 5, 2009 by
Rinchen Terdzo Slideshow

Rinchen Terdzo Slideshow – HIGHLIGHT

Please enjoy a slideshow presenting the three-month long series of empowerments bestowed by His Eminence Namkha Drimed Rinpoche this winter at his monastery in Orissa, India. The principal recipient of the empowerments was Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. The Rinchen Terdzo was attended by nearly a thousand Tibetan ... continue
Posted April 15, 2009 by Walker Blaine
Sakyong's Parinirvana Day Address

Sakyong’s Parinirvana Day Address – HIGHLIGHT

On April 4th, on the occasion of Parinirvana Day, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche addressed the Shambhala community worldwide from New York City. Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche proclaimed Parinirvana Day to be “a day of remembering and gratitude” both for the Vidyadhara, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and for His Holiness Penor ... continue
Posted April 6, 2009 by
H.H. Penor Rinpoche's Life and Accomplishments

H.H. Penor Rinpoche’s Life and Accomplishments – HIGHLIGHT

Pathgate Institute presents The Compassionate World of His Holiness Penor Rinpoche, a forty-minute film on the life and accomplishments of His Holiness Penor Rinpoche, directed by Lama Dondrup Dorje. Part 1 of 4 continue
Posted April 5, 2009 by
Habitual Patterns by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

Habitual Patterns by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

Dear Sangha, In celebration of the Parinirvana of the Vidyadhara Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, and in honor of his extraordinary, blazing and luminous mind, I’d like to make my yearly offering of a musical piece I wrote and recorded using his words from a 1979 Kalapa ... continue
Posted April 4, 2009 by
Chogyam Trungpa reads Trungpa the Poet

Chogyam Trungpa reads Trungpa the Poet – HIGHLIGHT

In this recording, taken from the Audio Archives of Naropa University, the Vidyadhara reads few of his poems, accompanied by David Rome.  Each poem is introduced by him. The reading includes poetry written in English, as well as his poetry written in Tibetan and translated into ... continue
Posted April 3, 2009 by Jessica Sarapoff
Father Death Blues by Allen Ginsberg

Father Death Blues by Allen Ginsberg – HIGHLIGHT

Allen Ginsberg sings “Father Death Blues,” a poem originally written at his father’s death. Now more than twenty years after Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche’s passing into parinirvana, it can also be read as a vibrant, truthful, extremely touching and beautiful hommage to Trungpa Rinpoche. This video comes ... continue
Posted April 2, 2009 by Jessica Sarapoff
Abastanza, a new release by Andrew Sweeny

Abastanza, a new release by Andrew Sweeny

After a couple of years of recording and mixing, Andrew has finally made available nearly ALL of his songs and albums – 108 titles.  The newest recordings are Ekstasis and Abastanza!   There are can all be downloaded in zip format for free continue
Posted March 31, 2009 by Jessica Sarapoff
Sakyong's Enthronement at Rinchen Terdzo

Sakyong’s Enthronement at Rinchen Terdzo – HIGHLIGHT

The Rinchen Terdzo concluded this week with the enthronement of the Sakyong as a lineage holder of the transmission of this “precious treasury of terma,” the literal meaning of the Richen Terdzo. During the final event, the Sakyong and Sakyong Wangmo made formal offerings to His ... continue
Posted March 13, 2009 by
Community CD Releases

Community CD Releases

End of the Sky, Songs of Dharma A CD by Lama Karma Chotso Produced by Rachel Faro Special Guests: Steve Gorn, Inner Voice Now available on iTunes! To order a CD or for more information go to www.endofthesky.net Lama Karma Chotso is a fully ordained Kagyü nun teaching and living in ... continue
Posted March 8, 2009 by
Tibetan New Year in Orissa, India

Tibetan New Year in Orissa, India – HIGHLIGHT

Losar, the Tibetan new year, was celebrated by the Sakyong and Sakyong Wangmo in Orissa, India with members of the Shambhala Community and Ripa lineage. These photos and a description of the festivities have been offered by Walker Blaine on the Rinchen Terdzo blog and used ... continue
Posted March 5, 2009 by
Gutor Rituals and Lama Dances in Orissa, India

Gutor Rituals and Lama Dances in Orissa, India

View photographs of the gutor rituals and lama dances at Thupden Mindrolling Monastery Monastery in Orissa, India, the seat of His Eminence Namkha Drimed Rinpoche. The gutor rituals, done at the end of the year in order to dispel negativity, were attended by His Eminence Namkha ... continue
Posted February 25, 2009 by
Exhibition of Herb Elsky's Works

Exhibition of Herb Elsky’s Works

Sculptures in Resin (1970-1995) & “Infinity Boxes” (2002- 2004)   A mini retrospective spaning on 35 years  March 10 – April 12 Centre culturel Jean Gagnat; Limoges, France continue
Posted February 23, 2009 by Jessica Sarapoff
Audio: Sanity and our Real World - Money, Power and Peaceful Abiding, by Eric Spiegel

Audio: Sanity and our Real World – Money, Power and Peaceful Abiding, by Eric Spiegel

In this talk given in Albany, New York, Acharya Eric Spiegel explores how we can bring practice, study, and warriorship to this economic winter. continue
Posted February 20, 2009 by Jennifer Holder
Video: Compassion, by Sakyong Mipham

Video: Compassion, by Sakyong Mipham

In this video, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche describes how true compassion for others inspires happiness in us, whatever the circumstance. continue
Posted February 20, 2009 by Jennifer Holder

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