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Practically, Be Generous

Practically, Be Generous – HIGHLIGHT

This article is part two of Simply, Be Generous, previously posted on the Shambhala Times, by Jonathan Hanna. There are said to be three kinds of generosity: giving material goods, giving protection from fear, and giving the dharma. Throughout the history of buddhadharma the teachings have been ... continue
Posted January 9, 2012 by
Simply, Be Generous

Simply, Be Generous – HIGHLIGHT

by Jonathan Hanna Within our sangha as a whole, we often struggle with the dilemma of how to be generous in offering the teachings while ensuring the financial solvency of our centers. Individuals grapple with the same challenge, wishing to contribute financially, either for receiving specific teachings ... continue
Posted November 18, 2011 by
Kasung Kitchen Marathon

Kasung Kitchen Marathon – HIGHLIGHT

Kynan Brown, a second generation Shambhalian, is running his first marathon in order to raise money for the new Kitchen and Storage building to be built at the Kasung Land at Dorje Denma Ling. Kynan is a Sun Camp graduate, long time staff member and a ... continue
Posted October 4, 2011 by
Outpouring of Generosity

Outpouring of Generosity

Traditional Losar Offering Our community was so generous on Shambhala Day that we exceeded the quarter of a million dollar target for gifts. With almost all centres and groups in North America reporting, one-time donations currently total $287,518. There was also was an increase in recurring monthly donations ... continue
Posted March 9, 2011 by

Generosity and Creating Enlightened Society – HIGHLIGHT

By Walker Blaine This article was written in preparation for the Great Mandala Offering. The Great Mandala Offering is a sangha-wide event occurring this weekend at Shambhala Mountain Center. It will be broadcast live by Shambhala Online to Shambhala Centers throughout the world. Cultivating a path of warriorship ... continue
Posted July 16, 2010 by Walker Blaine

Exploring Our Future – HIGHLIGHT

In Boulder last night, Joshua Silberstein (Chief of Staff to the Sakyong) and Lodro Rinzler (Shambhala’s Director of Development) kicked off their tour of 15 centers in North America. Their purpose? To explore the future of Shambhala. Beginning with a series of four contemplations by ... continue
Posted February 17, 2010 by Jennifer Holder
Inseparability of Donating Time and Money

Inseparability of Donating Time and Money – HIGHLIGHT

By Gordon Shotwell For several years now, I have staffed Sun Camp. But last summer I had to leave early because I had started working at a bank and didn’t have enough vacation days to staff the entire program. Leaving early was a heartbreaking, and for a ... continue
Posted January 9, 2010 by
Ten Holiday Gift Ideas

Ten Holiday Gift Ideas – HIGHLIGHT

Are you joining in the seasonal spirit of giving, but need some last minute inspiration? Try a gift that can change someone’s life–here at home or across the globe… A SPIRIT OF CHARITY Oxfam Unwrapped Charitable gifts to support sustainable development. A card goes to your friend or family ... continue
Posted December 15, 2009 by
Generosity Practices

Generosity Practices – HIGHLIGHT

By Lodro Rinzler At the Dana Group’s second annual in-person meeting, discussion arose about how the economic crisis has been affecting Shambhalians worldwide. Reports are coming in waves of Shambhalians losing their jobs, their homes, or encountering other unexpected fluctuations in financial stability. These circumstances often ... continue
Posted August 27, 2009 by
Overwhelming Generosity in the Midst of Crisis

Overwhelming Generosity in the Midst of Crisis

After six months of what seemed like constant fund-raising I sat down one morning in February to draft up a report. I was trying to make sense of what had been accomplished. I was nervous. We had just run four major fund-raising campaigns: The matching grant offered ... continue
Posted April 20, 2009 by
Generosity Is the Foundation of Enlightened Society, by Lady Diana Mukpo

Generosity Is the Foundation of Enlightened Society, by Lady Diana Mukpo – HIGHLIGHT

From a talk given at Sky Lake Lodge, April 3-5, 2009 during the program, “Creating Enlightened Society and the Parinirvana of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche” Together, we are marking the 22nd anniversary of the passing of the Vidyadhara. A friend of mine recently called me and said, “Well… ... continue
Posted April 9, 2009 by Jennifer Holder

Reflections on Shambhala Day

It certainly didn’t feel like an auspicious day when I woke up that morning. The last part of the don season stuck me with a nasty cold and as I poured myself into my suit I couldn’t help but gain confidence that the year of the ... continue
Posted March 16, 2009 by
Transforming the Landscape of Generosity

Transforming the Landscape of Generosity

Meet the Dana Group – a team of Shambhalians with fund-raising and financial experience who aspire to invigorate giving in our community. In our first meeting on May 31st, 2007, we surprised ourselves by the scope of the vision for the mandala. The Dana Group was initially ... continue
Posted February 15, 2009 by
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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