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Community Care

Community Care – HIGHLIGHT

On March 19, the Kalapa Council — the governing body of the Shambhala international community — announced a new effort to address issues of past harm in our community, and to refine and bolster existing policies and procedures to create safer environments for our members and ... continue
Posted July 2, 2018 by CGH
Community Update

Community Update – HIGHLIGHT

From the Kalapa Council of Shambhala Dear Community – You may have seen the recent media coverage in The Guardian and Newsweek about the Kalapa Council’s February 12 letter to the community regarding harm and abuse. The Kalapa Council was aware that these articles would be published, and would like ... continue
Posted March 9, 2018 by CGH
First Kalapa Garchen

First Kalapa Garchen – HIGHLIGHT

The first Great Gathering of Shambhala leadership with the Kongma Sakyong comes together in Vermont by David Brown This May, leaders from throughout the Shambhala community gathered with the Kongma Sakyong, among the blossoms of Karme Choling, for the first Kalapa Garchen (Great Gathering.) The Sakyong was overjoyed ... continue
Posted July 7, 2016 by CGH
Appreciations and Farewells

Appreciations and Farewells – HIGHLIGHT

An appreciative farewell gathering is held to honor the service of outgoing Shambhala leaders Carolyn Mandelker and Anna Weinstein by David Brown, with photos by Terry Rudderham On December 18th the staff of the Halifax Kalapa Centre hosted a farewell gathering in appreciation of Carolyn Mandelker and Anna Weinstein ... continue
Posted December 28, 2015 by CGH
Briefing on Financial Challenges

Briefing on Financial Challenges

Three of the major entities in the Shambhala Mandala are facing significant financial challenges. They are: Shambhala Europe. Shambhala Mountain Center and the Centre of the Mandala. Over the recent months, the Kalapa Council has compiled information on these challenges and has now prepared a briefing for ... continue
Posted January 31, 2014 by
Kalapa Council thanks Sophie MacLaren

Kalapa Council thanks Sophie MacLaren

Shambhala expresses appreciation for Sophie Maclaren for supporting the development of young sangha in Shambhala We wish to express our gratitude for over a decade of work that Sophie Maclaren has devoted to inviting, cultivating and nurturing young sangha members in Shambhala. We are thanking her today ... continue
Posted November 17, 2013 by

A Deep Thirst to Make Direct Impacts in Our Society – Interview with Adam Lobel

This morning I had another opportunity to interview Kalapa Acharya Adam Lobel. He shared his experience about being part of the planning team for the upcoming “Imagining Peace” events, and sharing our Shambhala Vision of a society based on Basic Goodness with co-organizers working to combat ... continue
Posted March 7, 2013 by anna_weinstein
An Overview of Shambhala's Center of the Mandala Resources

An Overview of Shambhala’s Center of the Mandala Resources – HIGHLIGHT

In 2010, the Kalapa Council — inspired by the Sakyong’s 2020 Vision for Shambhala — made a decision to invest in providing additional resources from the Center of the Mandala to the Shambhala community. This allowed for the successful introduction of the Way of Shambhala curriculum ... continue
Posted February 4, 2013 by

Bhumi Pali Bhavan

The Tagtrug Mukpo Trust has just posted a message on its website about the continuing care of the Vidyadhara’s son, Tagtrug Mukpo (affectionately known as Taggie), and their decision to agree to the sale of the small house in Vermont, close to Karmê Chöling, known as ... continue
Posted September 7, 2012 by Richard_Reoch
Kalapa Council to Present Strategic Plans

Kalapa Council to Present Strategic Plans

miksang News Update The Kalapa Council will be holding a series of major conference calls with leaders of the mandala to present the plans it is putting into effect following the strategic planning discussion it opened up with the community following Shambhala Day. The plans cover a three-fold strategy ... continue
Posted June 20, 2012 by

All your comments and suggestions — next steps

Members of the Kalapa Council met yesterday to review progress in our community consultation and take the next steps in moving forward on the challenges we are facing. This was just before joining the Sakyong and the acharyas for a retreat at Shambhala Mountain Center. Several ... continue
Posted April 28, 2012 by Richard_Reoch
Environmental Sustainability and Shambhala

Environmental Sustainability and Shambhala

Commemorating Earth Day from the Shambhala Kalapa Council On the occasion of Earth Day 2012, we are delighted to share with our entire community a fresh initiative for the whole of Shambhala to engage meaningfully with the pressing need for environmental sustainability. In his Earth Day message this year ... continue
Posted April 25, 2012 by
Where are Shambhala's financial reports?

Where are Shambhala’s financial reports?

We’ve now received 127 responses to our post on Strategic Directions for our Mandala.  Thank you!  Over the weekend, we went through the responses and identified common themes, as well as individual questions and suggestions.  One question that we can respond to immediately, is the request ... continue
Posted April 23, 2012 by
A New Year, A Fresh Beginning

A New Year, A Fresh Beginning – HIGHLIGHT

Shambhala’s Executive Director, Carolyn Mandelker, looks ahead to the Year of the Water Dragon. She shares Shambhala’s plans, her excitement, and the challenge of funding Shambhala. Carolyn, what do you see as you look ahead to this new year? For those of us who work and volunteer in ... continue
Posted February 24, 2012 by
Sakyong meets Kalapa Council to plan 2020 Vision

Sakyong meets Kalapa Council to plan 2020 Vision

Kalapa Council with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche The Sakyong and Sakyong Wangmo met with the Kalapa Council over the course of three days at the end of January to contemplate the next steps that would move Shambhala forward in accomplishing the Sakyong’s 2020 Vision. During the three days, the ... continue
Posted February 10, 2012 by Richard_Reoch


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