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Interview with Lynn Dragone

Interview with Lynn Dragone

This is the fifth in a series of Kootenay Shambhala member interviews conducted by Bobbie Ogletree to explore the notion of “creating enlightened society,” a central theme of Shambhala, and celebrate our community’s diversity. Click here for all member interviews. LYNN DRAGONE is a longtime resident of ... continue
Posted August 2, 2010 by James Northcote
Exploring Community: A Quarterly Newsletter

Exploring Community: A Quarterly Newsletter – HIGHLIGHT

“We therefore need to engender a genuine understanding that all individuals have a place in Shambhala society. There should not be a sense of outer and inner, but rather a sense of being included in the compassionate embrace of heaven and earth.” – Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche By Mary ... continue
Posted May 22, 2010 by
Community is Home

Community is Home – HIGHLIGHT

Many Shambhala Centers start in someone’s home. In Albuquerque, Devon and Ingrid greet newcomers at the door before the evening’s dharma talk. Their five-year-old daughter, Pidge, is already tucked in bed. Their dog, Daisy, trots around sniffing and wagging. The kettle is on; the cookies are ... continue
Posted February 4, 2010 by
Community, sustainable agriculture and the arts in Northern California

Community, sustainable agriculture and the arts in Northern California

Western Marin County lies just forty minutes northwest of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. Populated originally by the Coast Miwok people and first sighted by Europeans in 1579 by England’s Sir Frances Drake, the place remained rural and agricultural until completion of the famous ... continue
Posted August 13, 2009 by Marc_Matheson

Nourishing the Third Jewel: A Letter from our Guest Editors – HIGHLIGHT

We are delighted to welcome you to this theme for the Shambhala Times, which focuses on “Nourishing the Third Jewel.” When we take refuge in the sangha, or the third jewel, we enter a path of companionship. As sangha brothers and sisters, we both support each ... continue
Posted May 31, 2009 by
Understanding Shambhala Mountain Center

Understanding Shambhala Mountain Center

By Jon Barbieri, Executive Director So much has been said and speculated about what is happening here at Shambhala Mountain Center that I thought it would be helpful to communicate what we are doing, what our vision is, what practical challenges we face, and how important it ... continue
Posted April 6, 2009 by
Staying in the Loop: the Story of Shambhala Journalism

Staying in the Loop: the Story of Shambhala Journalism

“communication … n. 1a the act of imparting, esp. news.  b an instance of this.  c the information etc. communicated.  2 a means of connecting different places, such as a door, passage, road, or railway.  3 social intercourse (it was difficult to maintain communication in the ... continue
Posted March 1, 2009 by
Survey Results Are In!

Survey Results Are In! – HIGHLIGHT

The first ever Shambhala Community Survey is complete and the results are now available to the entire community on Shambhala.org. The extensive survey, launched on Shambhala Day 2008, was sent to one out of every four Shambhala members by email and by post, in four languages. ... continue
Posted February 23, 2009 by Victoria_Hagens
Sangha Co-housing opportunity in Northern California

Sangha Co-housing opportunity in Northern California

Written by Joel and Sarah Mandel Sarah and I are long-term Shambhala Buddhist practitioners.  As we approach retirement age, we’ve been thinking about how, where and with whom we would like to spend the rest of our lives. I’ll bet many of us are considering the same ... continue
Posted February 1, 2009 by Joel Mandel
The Impact of the Economy: Shambhalians in Financial Distress

The Impact of the Economy: Shambhalians in Financial Distress

Recently I posed a question on Sangha-announce. I asked: Are any Shambhalians in financial distress? And, if there are any, what might we have in place to alleviate such distress? In what part of our organization would this element of vicissitude be addressed? Suddenly I became the ... continue
Posted February 1, 2009 by Phyllis Segura
Generosity: the mother of all blessings

Generosity: the mother of all blessings

In the conventional world, generosity is the way that organizations express goodness. The Rotary Club, Kiwanis Club and other such groups repeatedly raise large sums of money and donate it to non-profits, schools and civic projects. They raffle off classic cars, vacations in Europe and other ... continue
Posted January 31, 2009 by Larry Barnett


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