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Family is Sacred

Family is Sacred – HIGHLIGHT

Resolution from the Northern California Shambhala Board of Directors and leadership regarding the separation of children from their parents at the United States border.  Family is sacred to Shambhala Buddhism. Family holds the wisdom of our ancestors, a wisdom that enriches us and that can be handed ... continue
Posted June 24, 2018 by CGH
Shambhala Statement on Border Separations

Shambhala Statement on Border Separations – HIGHLIGHT

from the Kalapa Council and Shambhala Office of Social Engagement As a Shambhala community, we are watching with a sense of horror and despair as the government of the United States implements its policy of separating children from their parents at the Mexican border. As an international ... continue
Posted June 21, 2018 by CGH
Project Worthmore

Project Worthmore – HIGHLIGHT

Understanding immigration issues in our community  by Rachel Hanson On Tuesday, May 29th, about fifteen members of the Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver (SMDC) gathered together for a panel on refugee issues in Colorado. The event was sponsored by the Denver Center’s Community Engagement Team, and featured speakers ... continue
Posted June 8, 2018 by CGH
King Zero Is Not Retired

King Zero Is Not Retired – HIGHLIGHT

Part Two of an interview with Buddhist monk Ashin Issariya, from Wimoteti Thuka Monastery, Myanmar by Larry Steele At this point, there is no moderate coalition in Myanmar to speak up about peace, harmony, and diversity. Monks are traditionally hesitant to criticize other monks, so there is virtually no ... continue
Posted May 15, 2018 by CGH
A Monk Called King Zero

A Monk Called King Zero – HIGHLIGHT

Part One of an interview with Buddhist monk Ashin Issariya, from Wimoteti Thuka Monastery, Myanmar by Larry Steele The Buddhist monk Ashin Issariya is working to create an enlightened society in the confused and violent land of Myanmar. Myanmar, the country formerly known as Burma, has been in the news ... continue
Posted May 13, 2018 by CGH
Eye-Witness Report, Part Two

Eye-Witness Report, Part Two – HIGHLIGHT

Tracing the origins of the current Rohingya crisis, and a call to action by Richard Reoch This crisis is far from over. Journalists inside Myanmar are facing harassment, even death threats, for independent reporting on this situation. Two reporters for Reuters news agency were arrested for violating the ... continue
Posted April 13, 2018 by CGH
Eye-Witness Report, Part One

Eye-Witness Report, Part One – HIGHLIGHT

A Shambhala representative spends time among the Rohingya refugees by Richard Reoch I have just returned from the largest refugee camp in the world. It’s where the Rohingya people have fled to Bangladesh from Myanmar, a Buddhist nation. No one knows exactly how many people are sheltering there. Perhaps ... continue
Posted April 11, 2018 by CGH
Mission to Myanmar

Mission to Myanmar – HIGHLIGHT

A letter from Richard Reoch about the Rohingya humanitarian crisis Dear Readers: I have been invited at short notice to join a high level inter-faith delegation to the Rohingya refugee camps on the Bangladesh/Myanmar border. That will be at the end of this coming week. This mission — an act of ... continue
Posted March 23, 2018 by CGH
Shambhala to Myanmar

Shambhala to Myanmar – HIGHLIGHT

A letter from Shambhala regarding recent events in Rhakine State, particularly violence toward the Rohingya community Chairman Bamaw Sayadaw Dr. Ashwin Kumara Bhivamsa, State Sangha Maha Nayaka Committee (Ma Ha Na), Thiri Mingalar Kabar Aye Hill, Yangon, Myanmar 28 September 2017 Dear Chairman, venerable monks, elders, and respected leaders, I am writing to you, ... continue
Posted October 27, 2017 by CGH
End Ethnic Cleansing

End Ethnic Cleansing – HIGHLIGHT

Buddhists appeal to Myanmar monks by Richard Reoch “The Buddha would have helped those poor Muslims,” said His Holiness the Dalai Lama this past week as the world witnessed with horror the latest eruption of communal violence, terror and ethnic cleansing. This time it is in Myanmar (Burma). Yet ... continue
Posted September 16, 2017 by CGH
Letter of Affirmation

Letter of Affirmation – HIGHLIGHT

An open letter from leaders of the Northern California Shambhala community, sharing a statement about recent events. Through studying the Shambhala teachings, we learn that humanity and human society as basically good. Through the practice of meditation, we can experience that basic goodness, gain confidence in it, ... continue
Posted February 9, 2017 by CGH
Open Your Hearts, America

Open Your Hearts, America – HIGHLIGHT

More Syrian refugees are likely to be on the way by Katie Letheren According to recent polling, Donald Trump has less than an eight percent chance to win this election. That means Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is more than likely to take her seat in the Oval ... continue
Posted October 29, 2016 by CGH
Shambhala and Sudan Meet in Boulder

Shambhala and Sudan Meet in Boulder – HIGHLIGHT

By Hannah Kinderlehrer One of the tragedies of the civil war in Sudan is the many girls and boys orphaned or separated from their families and living in refugee camps. Micklina Kenyi, one such “lost girl,” was resettled in the United States, graduated from Colorado University ... continue
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