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Spirit of Chardhi Kala

Spirit of Chardhi Kala – HIGHLIGHT

Chardhi Kala, a key principle of the Sikh religion, describes a state of mind that does not allow negative emotions to overwhelm one’s outlook and actions. Instead, one cultivates a mind that is filled with joy and dignity. For Sikhs, this state of mind is a ... continue
Posted August 14, 2013 by
Maritime's First Regional Gathering

Maritime’s First Regional Gathering – HIGHLIGHT

by Jean Ahlgren, Fredericton, New Brunswick In May, Shastri Veit Weber accompanied by Vallie Stern, attended the 3 Pillar Leadership Training gathering with Sakyong Mipham at Karme Choling. Inspired by what they had learned and wanting to share this with others, they arranged to have a Canadian ... continue
Posted July 31, 2013 by
M'Bongui

M’Bongui

M’bongui , a dance performance with music composed by Herbert Elsky and choreography by Sophie Fougère-Darcy, took place on February 15th at the 300 seat Mégisserie theater in St Junien (Limousin, France). M’Bongui M’bongui is a traditional Congolese dance ceremony that was practiced before and after a hunt.  ... continue
Posted March 3, 2013 by luz_rodriguez
Community: Lose the Lids!

Community: Lose the Lids! – HIGHLIGHT

Shambhala Times interviews Mary Whetsell Mary Whetsell is passionate about community! As Director of Shambhala’s Office of Societal Health & Well-being, she views nurturing the development of community as the primary goal of her office. But why does community matter? She references both teachings from the Sakyong ... continue
Posted January 14, 2013 by
Why Basic Goodness Matters

Why Basic Goodness Matters – HIGHLIGHT

The Shambhala Times has been launching into some new social new territory: Facebook. photos by Peter Welte, Birmingham, Alabama I know, groan, right? But wait…because recently, we asked an interesting question: Why Does Basic Goodness Matter to You? It seemed like a good way to get a conversation going. ... continue
Posted January 13, 2013 by
Being Brave: families on retreat with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

Being Brave: families on retreat with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche – HIGHLIGHT

by Liesbeth Scholten Last week at Dechen Choling, the “Being Brave, Transforming Your World” retreat took place with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and Acharya Adam Lobel. It was very well attended. There were more people on the land of great bliss than ever before. Among them were 17 ... continue
Posted August 31, 2012 by
A Midsummer Night's Donkey

A Midsummer Night’s Donkey – HIGHLIGHT

Ladder-ball practice at Karme CholingCelebrating the Beginning of Summer Shambhala Centers and communities around the world celebrated the beginning of summer this last week with Midsummer Day. This sampling of stories and photos from around the mandala represents just a few of the events. Want to share ... continue
Posted June 28, 2012 by
Sakyong Teaches 1,200 in San Francisco

Sakyong Teaches 1,200 in San Francisco – HIGHLIGHT

article by Stephen Schurkey (with a little help from his friends) photographs by Andrea Roth Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche made a historic visit to Northern California this past weekend to teach the Rigden program to a gathering of 400 people who came from all over the mandala to hear ... continue
Posted March 9, 2012 by
Fresh Baked Bread of Kindness

Fresh Baked Bread of Kindness – HIGHLIGHT

Senior practitioners and newer students from the Vermont sangha from St. Johnsbury, Montpelier, White River Junction, and Manchester Shambhala Centers assembled at the Burlington Center in early January to discuss what manifesting or being kindness means, and the role of practice and education mandalas in each ... continue
Posted February 12, 2012 by
No Turning Back

No Turning Back – HIGHLIGHT

Revealing the Life at Gampo Abbey by Dawa Lhatso (Jade Meunier) “I am so lucky to be here!” and “Get me outta here!” are my two most common thoughts at Gampo Abbey. Such is the nature of this place: a magically vast and open world in which there ... continue
Posted February 11, 2012 by
Shambhala and Society Report

Shambhala and Society Report

Today we publish a new report, Shambhala and Society based on discussions at 69 Shambhala Centers and Groups around the world. The report covers kindness and unkindness in Shambhala, as well as what people are doing to bring Shambhala vision into the world around them. No ... continue
Posted February 7, 2012 by Richard_Reoch
Serenity Lane: Welcome to New Brunswick

Serenity Lane: Welcome to New Brunswick – HIGHLIGHT

We’ve all heard about the Shambhala centers in Nova Scotia. But who ever heard of New Brunswick? On an epic bicycle adventure last summer, Shambhala Times Editor Sarah Lipton discovered the gem that is the New Brunswick sangha. Teaming up with Shambhala Times volunteer editor and ... continue
Posted January 21, 2012 by Sarah
At “Home” in Salt Lake City

At “Home” in Salt Lake City – HIGHLIGHT

by Vickie Kennedy Overfelt and Jeff Fink Antelope Island boasts 28,000 acres of sage and rock rising some 4,200 feet from the brackish waters of the Great Salt Lake, the last vestige of an antediluvian ocean thought once to cover the Great Basin of Utah, Nevada, southern ... continue
Posted January 6, 2012 by
Surfing the Tides of Meditation in Austin

Surfing the Tides of Meditation in Austin – HIGHLIGHT

by Ian Powell Sunday sitting practice at the Austin Shambhala Meditation Center (ASMC) comes together regularly based on the generosity and inspiration of individuals committed to developing bravery and gentleness through mindfulness-awareness meditation. On the path of meditation practice, one develops positive qualities by fully inhabiting one’s ... continue
Posted December 23, 2011 by
An Auspicious Bond

An Auspicious Bond – HIGHLIGHT

by Christine Baranay of the White River Junction Shambhala Center, in northern Vermont What started out as a simple sangha-announce request for a place to stay the night has grown into a strong relationship and bond between sangha in Cape Town: Shambhala South Africa, ... continue
Posted December 5, 2011 by


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