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Celebrating Marriage Equality

Celebrating Marriage Equality – HIGHLIGHT

The Shambhala Diversity Working Group Celebrates Marriage Equality by Robert Pressnall, Diversity Working Group member and former Northern California Regional Head of Education On behalf of the Shambhala International Diversity Working Group, I would like to extend congratulations for the decades of inspiration and hard labor that accomplished the ... continue
Posted July 2, 2015 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
Despite the Cold, A Warm Wedding

Despite the Cold, A Warm Wedding – HIGHLIGHT

photo courtesy of Brooke Ringdahl PhotographyCelebrating the Marriage of Susan Engel and Patrick Dallas On December 28th, 2013 at the Minneapolis Shambhala Center, Shastri Mark Blumenfeld, from Madison WI performed the wedding ceremony for Susan and Patrick. Susan says, “We had 80 people there, half were family, all ... continue
Posted January 19, 2014 by
Celebrating Same-Sex Marriage

Celebrating Same-Sex Marriage – HIGHLIGHT

Introducing a NEW REGULAR FEATURE: ENLIGHTENED SOCIETY CELEBRATES DIVERSITY by Shastri Charlene Leung, Chairperson Shambhala Diversity Working Group With the Enlightened Society Treatise being shared around the mandala from person to person as a “cascading lung”, there’s a new buzz on the planet. But what does enlightened society really ... continue
Posted October 12, 2012 by
A 'First of its Kind' Marriage

A ‘First of its Kind’ Marriage – HIGHLIGHT

Christian Gregory and Waits Raulerson were married at the DC Shambhala Center on September 24, 2010. Christian and Waits’ vows marked the first between two men at the DC Shambhala Center since the district began recognizing same-sex marriage. The ceremony was performed by Scott Perkins, assisted ... continue
Posted November 15, 2010 by
A French-German Wedding Twist

A French-German Wedding Twist – HIGHLIGHT

Nadine Zerbel and Eric Rugani were married on May 29 in a French-German Shambhala ceremony performed by Catherine Eveillard and Herb Elsky. Nadine and Eric hosted their 80 guests at Dechen Chöling, which gave friends and family a much appreciated direct experience of this magical place. The ... continue
Posted October 3, 2010 by
All-Aboard for a Water Wedding

All-Aboard for a Water Wedding – HIGHLIGHT

Joanne Watkins and Aaron Bihari were married on 14 August 2010 by Acharya Christie Cashman aboard the Tall Ship Silva in Halifax Harbour. The couple exchanged vows with the beautiful ceremony written by Sakyong Mipham. Afterward, the ship sailed up the Northwest Arm, treating everyone ... continue
Posted September 16, 2010 by

Summer’s Blooming Households – HIGHLIGHT

Jennifer Holder reflects on this summer’s abundance of marriage and birth announcements. Women in white, couples in kimonos, faces pink from their fresh arrival in Shambhala. With each new marriage or birth announcement, I could sense that a gigantic community-wide step forward has occurred. They showed ... continue
Posted September 13, 2010 by Jennifer Holder
Partying with the Newlyweds

Partying with the Newlyweds – HIGHLIGHT

Here’s the scene of a true Shambhala wedding celebration: streamers framing a backyard with purple and yellow; irises pouring from vases; more sake, wine, beer, vodka, and champagne than can possibly be consumed; and herds of children running around with their bows and arrows. With multiple ... continue
Posted September 12, 2010 by Jennifer Holder
A Buddhist Marriage

A Buddhist Marriage – HIGHLIGHT

By Melvin McLeod In our first article commemorating the one-year anniversary of the Sakyong Wangmo empowerment, we offer a piece by Melvin McLeod, editor-in-chief of Shambhala Sun magazine. Last fall, Melvin spoke to Sakyong Mipham and Khandro Tseyang about their own marriage and ... continue
Posted August 15, 2009 by


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