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New San Francisco Director

New San Francisco Director – HIGHLIGHT

Announcing the appointment of a new Center Director for San Francisco by Kathryn Rile We are delighted to announce the appointment of our new Center Director for the San Francisco Shambhala Center, Ms. pearl ubungen. Appointed by His Majesty, the Kongma Sakyong, Minister of Government Jane Arthur, and our ... continue
Posted August 15, 2017 by CGH
Unity in Northern California

Unity in Northern California – HIGHLIGHT

Northern California Shambhala Inc is born April First; Foolishness Ensues by Steve Schurkey With a few ink strokes, Northern California Shambhala Inc was born on April 1st. NCSI gathers the seven principal Shambhala centers of Northern California into one legal entity — San Francisco, Berkeley, Davis, Sonoma, Santa Rosa, ... continue
Posted April 27, 2017 by
Voting for Enlightened Society

Voting for Enlightened Society – HIGHLIGHT

Your vote can help Shambhala San Francisco share Enlightened Society through Wisdom 2.0  By James Beange & Marty Behrens The San Francisco Shambhala community is aiming to share the message of Enlightened Society at the upcoming Wisdom 2.0 conference. The community has entered a video submission in an ... continue
Posted December 22, 2015 by
The Sakyong’s Advisory Panel on Shambhala Environments

The Sakyong’s Advisory Panel on Shambhala Environments – HIGHLIGHT

outside the Amsterdam Shambhala Center,COLUMN: Shambhala on the Move by Steve Vosper, Chair, Shambhala Environments with Peter van der Molen, Associate Panel Member Flashback Back in the mid 1980’s: Amsterdam proudly owned a former bottle rinsing plant. Upstairs a forest of beams criss-crossing the attic; downstairs cold tiled floors, that ... continue
Posted September 15, 2014 by
The Playground of the Warriors

The Playground of the Warriors – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Youth and Family by Reese Sweeny-Taylor for the Ziji Collective Of the many kinds of sacred spaces that one finds in contemporary America, children’s playgrounds remain the most robust. And within the Bay Area, the high temple of them all must surely be the Helen Diller Playground at ... continue
Posted January 15, 2014 by
Mind, Unfurling

Mind, Unfurling – HIGHLIGHT

Sitting a Weekthun by Leslie Gossett, Oakland, CA I’ve started writing this three different times already. Each time, I write “The first thing that struck me was…” and what comes next keeps changing. So I don’t actually remember the order in which things struck me. But when I ... continue
Posted January 12, 2014 by
Being Brave in California

Being Brave in California

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and Ani Pema Chodron to lead Being Brave retreat May 2-4, 2014 in Richmond, California The Sakyong, Jamgon Mipham Rinpoche, and Ani Pema Chodron will lead a Being Brave meditation retreat in Richmond, California on the weekend of May 2-4, 2014. Ticket sales open ... continue
Posted November 15, 2013 by
Spark. Radiate.

Spark. Radiate. – HIGHLIGHT

News from the Ziji Collective by Leslie Gossett The San Fransisco Shambhala Center is filled with people whose eyes are all sparkling. They are eager to meet each other, eager to talk, excited to see dear familiar faces. Jazz plays softly in the background, and there is a ... continue
Posted November 6, 2013 by
The Shambhala Principle

The Shambhala Principle

The Shambhala Principle will be published May 7th “Creating Enlightened Society” events planned for Chicago, San Francisco, London and New York The Shambhala Principle: Discovering Humanity’s Hidden Treasure, by Sakyong Mipham, will be published on May 7, 2013. Linked to the publication of The Shambhala Principle, will be ... continue
Posted February 21, 2013 by
A Shambhala Day Ball

A Shambhala Day Ball

The Northern California Shambhala regional leadership invited everyone to attend this year’s Shambhala Ball at Sharchen Dzong, in San Francisco. Story and photos follow. Submitted by Kathryn Rile We had a rich day of celebration! This uplifted affair was held for the whole region and included a ceremony ... continue
Posted February 20, 2013 by
Children's Day Stories and Photos

Children’s Day Stories and Photos – HIGHLIGHT

Children’s Day is the annual Shambhala celebration of light at the darkest time of the year. Held on or around the Winter Solstice, it is a day to celebrate light and children. Communities around the world gather together with their children and families to bring gifts ... continue
Posted December 30, 2012 by
Children’s Day: San Francisco Dzong

Children’s Day: San Francisco Dzong

by Barry Solomon ‘Twas a splendid afternoon at the second annual Children’s Day at the San Francisco Dzong. Sangha families, friends, and guests gathered together amongst a space decorated with strands of holiday lights for a full afternoon of activities, both to celebrate the winter solstice, the ... continue
Posted December 30, 2012 by
Sakyong Teaches 1,200 in San Francisco

Sakyong Teaches 1,200 in San Francisco – HIGHLIGHT

article by Stephen Schurkey (with a little help from his friends) photographs by Andrea Roth Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche made a historic visit to Northern California this past weekend to teach the Rigden program to a gathering of 400 people who came from all over the mandala to hear ... continue
Posted March 9, 2012 by
A Dzong in San Francisco

A Dzong in San Francisco – HIGHLIGHT

The Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco has moved to the heart of the city! The new location is at the corner of Stevenson at Gough, just south of Market Street. As one blogger put it, “this utterly urban location was chosen to connect the city ... continue
Posted March 29, 2010 by
All and Everything

All and Everything

Thirty-five years ago at the age of twenty-five, I attended the 16th Gyalwa Karmapa’s Black Hat [or Vajra Crown] ceremony in San Francisco at the invitation of a dear friend. This same friend also gave me a copy of Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism, which I still ... continue
Posted February 20, 2009 by Larry Barnett

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