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Please, Hold Your Applause

Please, Hold Your Applause – HIGHLIGHT

New: Shambhala Culture Column! by Sangyum Wendy Friedman The Shambhala Times is pleased to present a new column on the topic of Shambhala Culture and Decorum. Hosted by Sangyum Wendy Friedman, the Director of the Office of Culture and Decorum, the purpose of this column is to pose ... continue
Posted August 5, 2011 by
Transforming Society - Not Spreading "Dharma-lade"

Transforming Society – Not Spreading “Dharma-lade” – HIGHLIGHT

by Travis May Over 150 seminarians, staff, and local guests squeezed into the the main shrine hall at Karme Choling this month as the Kongma Sakyong, Jamgon Mipham Rinpoche, gave profound and practical teachings to the assembly gathered for the first ever Vajrayana Seminary at Karme Choling. ... continue
Posted August 1, 2011 by Travis_May


Shastri Benoît Côté marks the transition of the past year in the Sakyong’s reign by offering a history of twenty years of ruling and teaching. This is the first in a series of articles about this journey, based on available documents that mark the various ... continue
Posted February 24, 2011 by BenoitCote

Map to the Golden Age – HIGHLIGHT

Shastri Dan Hessey has spent the last 10 years contemplating and translating the I-Ching, or Yijing, applying the view of establishing enlightened society. This ancient Taoist text illuminates the flow of life force, events, and influence as the seasons change and one situation morphs into another. ... continue
Posted October 23, 2010 by Jennifer Holder
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
President Interviewed on Buddhist Geeks

President Interviewed on Buddhist Geeks – HIGHLIGHT

Buddhist Geeks co-founder Vince Horn interviewed Richard Reoch, the President of Shambhala, in a podcast aired on buddhistgeeks.com last month. In case you missed it… Listen to the podcast: Download Vince: Chogyam Trungpa taught a lot on of enlightened society. And the name Shambhala itself, I know, ... continue
Posted June 6, 2010 by
Part Three: K.O.S. Energy

Part Three: K.O.S. Energy – HIGHLIGHT

By Bill Scheffel Click here for Part Two One of the most remarkable aspects of my time in Cambodia, indeed all of the traveling I did, was that I never felt closer to Lord Mukpo and my own spirituality and confidence. Farther, and for much longer periods ... continue
Posted April 29, 2010 by
Part Two: K.O.S. Energy

Part Two: K.O.S. Energy – HIGHLIGHT

By Bill Scheffel Click here for Part One There was a time in Sihanoukville, shortly after I’d entered Cambodia on my second trip, that became my one of my strongest registering of what I began to call K.O.S. energy. Sihanoukville, a coastal town, became my first opportunity ... continue
Posted April 28, 2010 by
K.O.S. Energy


Bill Scheffel reflects on the Shambhala teachings of Chogyam Trungpa (whom Bill refers to throughout the article as “Lord Mukpo”, his family name and the name he often used when teaching Shambhala Training). This essay was inspired by extended periods of time Bill spent in ... continue
Posted April 27, 2010 by
Once upon a time at Dechen Choling...

Once upon a time at Dechen Choling… – HIGHLIGHT

Rarely is there a time when people come to Dechen Choling and think: what a horrible place! People don’t wonder why it is called “Dharma Place of Great Bliss” because of it’s beautiful rolling landscape. And trees…we have the best trees in the world! But it ... continue
Posted November 19, 2009 by Zane Edwards


From the column Dharma Snacks by Cynthia Kneen Society is made up of individuals. Really, enlightened society is an individuals’ community. There is no extra “thing” called society. The spark, or magic, lies in our individuality rather than our uniformity. But 2+2=5 when individuals share the same ... continue
Posted August 28, 2009 by

Supporting Enlightened “Care and Conduct”

By Irene Vliegenthart The Shambhala Care and Conduct document is based on the view that the Shambhala mandala is committed to creating enlightened society. As well, the members of the Shambhala community are inspired by the teachings to conduct themselves in a manner that brings forth the ... continue
Posted May 29, 2009 by
Why We Need People of Color Programs in Shambhala

Why We Need People of Color Programs in Shambhala – HIGHLIGHT

Recently, a long time sangha member, a person of color, attending a vajrayana program, shared with me her experience of being greeted at a Shambhala land center entrance and asked if she was lost and needed directions. This has happened many times to her and, unfortunately, I’ve ... continue
Posted February 22, 2009 by

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