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Transforming Aggression into Gentleness

Transforming Aggression into Gentleness – HIGHLIGHT

Rusung McCorkle, Shambhala Day 2011 by Brian McCorkle Have you ever been at a Shambhala program and experienced seeing official-looking people who look like they are in uniform? It may have been blue blazers with pins, white shirts, khaki or grey slacks, standing off to the side, or ... continue
Posted October 25, 2018 by alexandra_kalinine
Protecting the Space

Protecting the Space – HIGHLIGHT

Reflections on the role and purpose of the Dorje Kasung by Larry Steele John Gilvar, commander of Seattle Shambhala’s Dorje Kasung, recently was telling me about the Container Principle. It’s the Buddhist idea that people meditating together naturally create a zone of heightened awareness: a container. As he talked, ... continue
Posted January 28, 2018 by CGH
Drala Encampment, Earth and Space

Drala Encampment, Earth and Space – HIGHLIGHT

In our final story on this Dorje Kasung encampment, we get a glimpse into a special part of the practice: skirmish, a mock battle that provides insight into each warrior’s state of mind under pressure by Harrison Holmes Earth Skirmish: Before the mock battle begins we are sent out into ... continue
Posted February 23, 2017 by CGH
Drala Encampment, Wind and Fire

Drala Encampment, Wind and Fire – HIGHLIGHT

We continue following the adventures of Drala Regional Encampment, in part two of a multi-part series on this event by Harrison Holmes On day three, rain is replaced by wind. Setting about our activities, we dig holes, chop wood, repair tents, and arrange the shrine room. Throughout, we never ... continue
Posted February 21, 2017 by CGH
The Dorje Kasung and the Mamos

The Dorje Kasung and the Mamos – HIGHLIGHT

As we enter Dön Season, an exploration of how this time of year relates to a major Shambhalian service organization, the Dorje Kasung by Darryl Burnham, Kadö,  Dorje is a Tibetan word that means indestructible or diamond-like, and Kasung refers to a command (Ka) that is protected by wakefulness. So ... continue
Posted February 17, 2017 by CGH
Drala Regional Encampment

Drala Regional Encampment – HIGHLIGHT

Members of the Dorje Kasung gather for fellowship and practice; the forms and precision of military life allow for alert relaxation, tender wakefulness by Harrison Holmes Day One: Water We arrived at Drala Point just as Hurricane Mathew was making its way up the coast. Quickly setting up camp ... continue
Posted February 15, 2017 by CGH
Explorers

Explorers – HIGHLIGHT

Family Camp and Rites of Passage held at Karme Choling During the 2015 Family Camp at Karme Choling the young teens group, “Explorers” were introduced into the heart of Kasung dharma. Dapon Will Ryken guided the Explorers through the teachings by cultivating the spirit of camaraderie and ... continue
Posted August 22, 2015 by Dan
Responding to the Flood

Responding to the Flood

photo courtesy of CNNLetter from Steve Jewell For a number of years, I have thought about the role of the Dorje Kasung in emergency response and disaster recovery. I was offered the opportunity to work with this “hands on” after the recent flooding in Colorado and in ... continue
Posted October 10, 2014 by
Retrospective: Disaster Response

Retrospective: Disaster Response – HIGHLIGHT

Jackie on Main Street in Jamestown, September 2013,Reflecting on the Response to the Flooding in Colorado One Year Ago article by Calryn Aston, Boulder, CO photos by Steve Edelstein It took a little over a week of concentrated effort for the Boulder Shambhala Center (BSC) to host an emergency ... continue
Posted October 10, 2014 by
Polishing Boots, Hauling Rocks

Polishing Boots, Hauling Rocks – HIGHLIGHT

Reflections on Magyal Pomra Encampment article by Matthew Parkinson photos by Brigit R-S After experiencing the earthy and raw encampment grounds at Shambhala Mountain Center, the transition back to modern life is abrupt, to say the least. Last month, seven bay area sangha members gathered with over 100 members of ... continue
Posted August 8, 2014 by
A Spontaneous Wedding

A Spontaneous Wedding – HIGHLIGHT

Shambhala Times is delighted to announce the marriage of Bob Taylor, Rupon and Dapon Bonnie Hankin (now Taylor)! story by Bob and Bonnie Taylor Getting married is daunting, especially in Shambhala! Our regard for form and aesthetics sets the wedding bar quite high. But Shambhala aesthetics are just ... continue
Posted July 16, 2014 by
Message from the Front

Message from the Front – HIGHLIGHT

Report from a Dorje Kasung Regional Encampment held at Karme Choling by Trident Regional Commander Tara Halwes, Kado It was mid-September, and very rainy. We were almost thirty people, residing up on the hillside in the woods above Karme Choling. The mini-encampment was fantastic and extremely rough. It ... continue
Posted September 26, 2013 by
Celebrating a Kasung Kitchen

Celebrating a Kasung Kitchen – HIGHLIGHT

News from Dorje Denma Ling article by David Whitehorn on behalf of the Kasung Land Group in Nova Scotia, led by Steve Gleich With juniper smoke, traditional Tibetan Buddhist chanting and cries of “KiKi SoSo”, Dorje Kasung young and old gathered on July 31, 2013 to initiate and celebrate ... continue
Posted September 22, 2013 by
The Gate of Cosmic Warfare

The Gate of Cosmic Warfare – HIGHLIGHT

Invoking the Energy of Protection by Toby Sifton, Rupon There is a sentry at the gate 24 hours a day regardless of the activity happening within. Someone stands at the edge peering out from under a tarp against rain that never seems to end, or roasts in the ... continue
Posted February 6, 2013 by
Fireside View from Shambhala Mountain Center

Fireside View from Shambhala Mountain Center – HIGHLIGHT

On November 3rd, Shambhala Mountain Center will be hosting a Coming Home Celebration. Because of the High Park Fire this summer, many people were unable to visit SMC. Join them as a guest for a day of community celebration and healing practices recommended by the Sakyong. ... continue
Posted October 26, 2012 by


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